On 25th January we said goodbye at Colerne Church to Jackie Bull, our former programme secretary. She had a lovely touch with the annual programme, which was just like her – full of good solid gardening advice, a wide range of interests, an eye for the unusual and a thorough appreciation of what makes a beautiful garden. Patient and persistent, she pursued lecturers and garden-owners through email and answer phone till hey presto! the programme appeared, ready for the new gardening year. Seeing Jackie in her garden was to see someone perfectly happy – she would often say she could spend the whole day out of doors, happily pottering. We will miss her cheerful friendliness and positivity, her love and hard work for the club, and we send our sympathy and best wishes to Don and her family.
Christmas Cracker! Fun with Flowers Talk & Demonstration. Speaker: Myra Cox, Somerset florist.
A great meeting was had by all last Thursday. Myra Cox came and made some beautiful Christmas decorations and gave us some really good tips. She then donated all the arrangement to our raffle !! We also consumed some delicious poppy cakes made by members.
There is no December meeting, as we will be having our Christmas Meal at the Catherine Wheel in Marshfield.
June 16th COFFEE, CAKE - AND GARDENING CHAT
Never mind the damp weather - we had a lovely sociable morning in Ann Matthew’s fascinating garden on Saturday. Gorgeous cakes, brains stretched by a quiz to identify mystery plants, plants and gardening bits to pick up for a song – and the Club is better off by £90 odd, fantastic!
2018 COLERNE FLOWER AND PRODUCE SHOW
28 July 2 – 5 pm
ANOTHER new trophy!
Direct from the RHS - the Banksian Medal will be awarded to the most excellent overall vegetable-grower – so garden or allotment gardener please DO ENTER YOUR VEG!
we had the loveliest Spring day on April 16th for the loveliest visit to this RHS garden in sleepy Devon. It was full of beautiful flowers, garden design, gardeners busy busy busy – inspiring and informative for everyone.
BRINGING ON THE BEAVERS
We’ve just extended our teaching to helping Colerne’s young beavers with their Gardening Badge up at school – they love it!
HAPPY NEW YEAR – January 2018
2018 started with an amazing talk by Nick Wray who whisked us away to 30degree heat and wonderful plants and people in his talk on the GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES OF SICILY. It begins a fantastic programme for the year again – specific talks on tomato-growing, insectivorous plants and all sorts, as well as great visits and a coach trip to RHS Rosemoor. Come along and join the fun….
We’ve joined the RHS!
Delighted that we have affiliated the Club to the Royal Horticultural Society, which will bring us all sorts of interesting links and benefits, not least The Garden, our copy of the excellent monthly magazine.
School News – our dream shed
Thanks to newcomers to the Village, it looks as if our dream of a Gardening Shed at school may be realised by a timely gift – so goodbye to no gardening in wet weather, hello to having our own storage and work space: and thank you School and FRESCO for letting us use your shed meanwhile.
Colerne Flower & Produce Show
29 July 2 - 5pm
TWO NEW TROPHIES!
Delighted to announce tow new prizes to compete for, this year:
FLORAL ARTISTS – the Floral Trophy will reward the person with the most points in the floral classes – it’s given in honour of Pat Biscoe, mother of Tim Saunders and a noted flower arranger, who loved coming to Colerne as a granny.
CREATIVE KIDS – make your own MINIATURE MAGIC GARDEN to win the Fiddlehead Trophy! Check out the program on this website and download the entry form – it’s FREE to children.
January 31 2017 - YES we're live!
Welcome to the website - and thank you, Bob Child!
February 2 - New name!
After much discussion at our AGM we’ve changed our name from Garden Club to Gardening Club, to include all kinds of gardening activities and horticulture. Our new Constitution says we’re a forum for all ”who have an interest in any aspect of gardening in its many forms” – and this year’s programme really bears that out – take a look!