OGC News July 2012
….. All our members who entered flowers at last month’s show. The
weather caused a lack of flowers but we were grateful to those who
entered. Whilst the results were being
counted, members took part in a fun (but mind-taxing) quiz which proved very
…. And to Shelley for organising a memorable visit to Brook Farm in
Berrington. 27 members had a most enjoyable visit and – good heavens! – the sun
was actually shining!! Sadly Sarah Wint
was not able to be there as she had been towed down the road by two runaway
donkeys a couple of days before and was
still suffering from numerous bruises.
Her husband, Willy, did a remarkable job describing the changes in the
garden and then provided a delicious tea.
Fortunately we all made it home before the roads were flooded again.
Welcome to new member Sarah Burnham who is the representative for OrletonPrimary School. Sarah will
be responsible for the schoolchildren’s entries at our Annual Show in
August. We hope there will be lots of
proud parents who come to view the entries!
OrletonVillage Festival: As you are aware, due to the
horrendous weather and lack of plants, the plant stall was cancelled. However we continued in the Village Hall with
our raffle of two lovely planters from Louise Thorn. Many thanks Louise! We raised over £73.00 for the Festival. Then at our Midsummer show we raised more
funds by running a plant stall. Our
total contribution to the Festival Committee was £120 for which they were very
grateful – they even managed to make an overall profit of £200.
We would also like to thank
Andrew and Gerry at the Village Shop as they carried on selling plants on our
behalf to try to raise a little more for the hall funds.
Those of you who won trophies last August, please return them to one of
the committee members. These should all be returned to the committee by the
weekend of 4th/5th August.
Please polish them and wrap them in cling
film to prevent tarnishing.
We are still short of two
stewards. Please contact Sheila
Hough (01568 780952) or Eddie Clanzy-Hodge(01568 780479) if you would like to
be a steward.
weather may have ruined your vegetable and fruit crops, but, please contemplate
entering some of the other classes.
Preserves/pickles or cakes or flower arrangements (cut flowers can be
bought for classes 75 - 79) or indoor plants.
The sub-committee have worked very hard to make this show a success –
but it is down to you as members of the Gardening Club to support it – PLEASE!
Supper Evening and visit to KingslandGardens July 31st:
Please note that Orleton Village
Hall will be open from 5:15 pm onwards for you to pick up a map and to drop off your main
course and pudding and to place your cutlery, china , glasses and beverage on
the tables. (We suggest you mark all the
items you bring as there is always something left behind). Tea & coffee
will be available in the kitchen; please make your own and remember to wash,
dry, and put away.
KingslandGardens will be open from 5:45 pm until 7:45 pm. It is important that you leave
promptly as we would like to have supper as soon as possible after 8.00 pm and, as a courtesy to the owners of the gardens we
will not be starting before they arrive.
do, Places to Visit
17th August, Aymestrey Village Hall 7.30 pm
The Mikron Theatre Company presents “Losing the Plot”. A rollicking
mix of old music hall tunes and songs of love between people and the land,
people and people, and people and their giant vegetables. A must for any garden lover and in particular
Tickets £10 (Conc. £8). Phone 01568 709031 or tickets at the door.
Bromyard Garden Festival 2012
presents “A Hot Day in August”
Sunday 5th August 11.00am - 5.00pm In aid of
St. Michaels Hospice.
Sunday music Festival with a garden party atmosphere with Blacksmith
Demonstrations, refreshments, stalls and more set in the enchanting organic
7-acres of Moors Meadow Gardens & Nursery, voted “most romantic” garden in Central England and gaining international
recognition for its huge range of plant and wildlife species, the originality
of design and the unusual features and sculptures. Adults £5. Children 4-16yrs
Collington, Bromyard, Hereford HR7 4LZ Tel: 01885 410318
Montpelier Cottage, Brilley, Whitney-On-Wye, Hereford, Herefordshire, HR3 6HF
Exuberant wild-style garden created by well-known
garden writer. Approx 1 acre of garden and trial beds where English cottage
style meets German parks and American prairie. Wide range of perennials, plus
ponds, vegetable garden and fruit. A further 3 acres incl hay meadow habitat and
unusual wild flower-rich wet meadow. Children’s playground.
Open: Suns 12 Aug; 16 Sept (2-6)
Satellite Navigation & Post Code . HR2 6LS
hedges and topiary. Use ‘trimmings’ to propagate.
out any lettuces that have bolted as they will be very bitter to the
taste. Plant more as well as rocket and other leaved varieties.
feed and water hanging baskets and containers frequently.
any excess leaves from tomatoes as they ripen and continue feeding
new wisteria growth back to 6in.
not too early to start planting spring flowering bulbs
August 18th - Annual Show (No newsletter produced in August)
25th - Jim Ludlow – All about sweet peas