Next event -
An easy soil-free technique for propagatingand raising all kinds of plants
7.45 for 8pm - Colerne Village Hall
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AGM 7.30pm followed by
Conservation in our Village by Mike Rogers and Social Evening with wine and nibbles.
Competition: A Floral Valentine
Great Foliage Plants
Speaker: John Tucker, ex Prior Park Garden Centre
Competition: Three Evergreen Stems
VISIT to the Gardens of Abbey CANCELLED
House, Malmesbury SN169AS
Cost £8; meet at 1.45 for 2.00pm start
Speaker: Lynda Warren; freelance writer
Competition: Three spring flowers
Visit: Bristol Botanic Gardens
Admission £5: refreshments available
Meet 1.45 for 2.00pm start.
Plant Stall for National Armed Forces Day at Colerne Primary School: 12.00 -4.00 pm. Come and see our Club activity with the children in the Shed and Kitchen Garden.
Plant Stall for National Armed Forces Day at Colerne Primary School details to be announced
Speaker: Peter Chicken: ex lecturer in Lackham
Set up for Colerne Show 6 – 7.30 pm Volunteers needed
Colerne Flower, Crafts & Produce Show
August/September - No meeting in the Village Hall
COACH TRIP: Dyffryn Gardens near Cardiff (National Trust). Details to be announced.
COFFEE MORNING/Bring and Buy (garden themed)
24 Watergates: 10.30-12.00
Speaker: Jane Moore - Head Gardener at Bath Priory Hotel
Competition: An Autumn Photograph
Lime Tolerant Plants
Speaker: Terry Baker of the Botanic Nursery Atworth.
Competition: 3 bonfire themed cakes: Recipe at Oct meeting
Gardening Club Christmas Meal - To be arranged.
9 January 2020
Gardens and Landscapes of Japan: Nick Wray, Curator, Bristol Botanic Gardens
Competition A Winter Photograph
Gardening at school
Since Easter 2016 a team of volunteers have been busy with a new gardening project at Colerne Primary School. Club member and school governor Ffion Prestidge invited us to take on her previous year’s work, encouraged by Head teacher Rob Parsons.
On Wednesdays and Thursdays Years 1-5 have hoed, raked, sown, potted, watered and weeded, growing vegetables in eight raised beds. They harvested for the school kitchen strawberries, spinach, baby turnips, radishes, rocket, courgettes, potatoes and beetroot with some marigold flowers for salad – and took some home. They tasted fresh chives, courgettes, spinach, several kinds of salad and nasturtium leaves – and were often pleasantly surprised.
The children have all been amazingly ready to have a go and enthusiastic in learning new skills and we made £25 selling vegetables at the school gate which will buy more seeds this year. Showing them where the food they eat comes from and how to grow it is massively important for their health – and outdoor activity is something they really enjoy.
So we are always looking for new volunteers to help us develop and sustain the programme, and if you have an odd morning to spare, please email Cleo at -
…to your local Garden Club. Here, the love of gardening is well and truly alive in all its forms - flowers, vegetables, shrubs, trees, landscape, garden design and history, we love them ALL.
We have a thriving membership, so why not join us and enjoy sharing a common interest? You’ll hear talks by horticultural experts, visit gardens of wonder and beauty and share in our many activities, such as the Seed Swap and Plant Sale. Our annual Colerne Show provides a marvellous opportunity for adults and children alike to show off their talents for gardening, flower arranging, cookery, handicrafts and photography. We also run a lovely gardening project with the Primary School.
The annual subscription is £17 and there’s something for everyone to enjoy and take part in:
▪ Lectures and visits
▪ The Show
▪ Gardening at School
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LECTURES AND VISITS for 2019
We have inspirational speakers lined up for 2019 and some lovely summer garden visits, as well as our plant sale, annual Colerne Flower, Craft and Produce Show and school activities.
ALL TALKS are FREE to members at 7.45 for 8.00pm at COLERNE VILLAGE HALL, unless specified. Members are free but visitors pay £3.00, refreshments included: everyone is welcome.
for more information contact Wendy James at chancecott@:hotmail.com
Gardening Club Committee
Chairman - Cleo Saunders: 743438
Treasurer - Christine Rogers: 744290
Secretary - Sue Reid: 742654
Programme - Jackie Bull: 744207
Sarah Edmonds: 742837
Kathleen Hall: 743561
Ann Matthews: 743534
Wendy Plank: 742987
Daphne Reason: 743033
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