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THIS MONTH’S SPEAKER:
Welcome to Spring and our speaker for this month who is Domonic Hamilton on the “History of Painswick Rococo Garden” which we will be visiting in September.

 

WELCOME TO:
New members, Sally and Mark Sansom from Luston.

THANKS:
To Diane Russell and Morwenna Lloyd for providing the refreshments this month.

We still have a few gaps on the rota because people have had to swap around and obviously, we will need more in July than the two names on the list!  Please see Gill who has the rota showing the gaps!

 We are grateful for any help setting up before and clearing away the chairs after the meeting.

 

GENTLE REMINDERS:

28TH JUNE – VISIT TO RHS BRIDGEWATER:
This is a coach outing and is limited to 53 seats and we already have over half the seats filled with names.  If you have put your name on the list, and not paid, could you please confirm that you still wish to go by paying the £10 cost (which is non-refundable).

We have been asked by Wigmore Gardening Club if their members can come on the trip and have advised that, because of the RHS regulations, it is for paid up members only so we are expecting some new people to join.  Therefore, if you are interested, please get your name on the list soon.  Gill has the booking list.

 

26TH JULY – CELEBRITY SPEAKER:
As announced at the AGM, our Celebrity speaker this year is Toby Buckland and full details are on our website.

As with previous celebrities, we will be selling the tickets for this event at our March and April meetings and the Plant sale to members only at a cost of £7.  After the plant sale tickets will be sold at full price of £14 either through the Village Shop or via post to Gill.

WANTED:

Assistant Raffle Ticket Seller:
It is with sadness that we have to announce that Rose Jones is not able to re-join the Club after many, many years of membership.  We are therefore looking for a volunteer to assist David in selling the tickets when Verna is unavailable.  Please see David or Monica.

Used Plant Pots:
We are always looking for donations of used plant pots, especially with the Plant Sale coming up.
Anything from 5”, 1 litre, 2 litre and bigger accepted.  Please see Hilary or Monica.  Can be collected if necessary.

 

MARSHALLS SEEDS:
Orders still being accepted, especially with new items always appearing on their website.

 

PLANT SALES:
Donations for our Plant table always welcome and don’t forget to get sowing and potting up for our Plant Sale on the 22nd May.

 

THINGS TO DO, PLACES TO GO: 

Shropshire Hardy Plant Sale  Is being held on Sunday 10th April at Bayston Hill Memorial Hall.  See our notice board for details.

The Cart Shed at Broxwood Court  Are holding a plant Sale in the grounds of Broxwood Court.  See their website for details.

Hanley Swan Open Gardens:  16 Gardens will be open on 30TH April, 1st and 2nd May.  Click here for more details.  

Wigmore Gardening Club are holding a plant sale Sunday, 15th May at the village hall between 2pm and 4pm.

 

LAST BUT NOT LEAST:
Our sales table has gloves, vermiculite, Rootrainer replacement cells and Charles Dowding seed trays.

 

NEXT MONTH’S SPEAKER
Our speaker on the 26th April is Nick Morgan on “A productive year in a small greenhouse”

 

PLEASE REMEMBER:
We would encourage members to follow the latest government coronavirus guidance when attending club meetings (www.gov.uk/coronavirus

 

Monica