Newsletter – October 2021

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Our speakers for October are Jill and Richard Rallings of the subject of “Five centuries of women gardeners”.  They will also be bringing items for sale.

Your committee has decided to continue without refreshments but will look at this again at the start of 2022.  So please feel free to bring your own.
In line with Government guidelines, feel free to continue with face masks and social distancing and we will ventilate the Hall to the best of our ability as we have found out that the windows are definitely screwed shut!

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

SHOWA GLOVES:
Following the endorsement by Bob Brown last month, there was a rush on sales at the end of the evening!  BUT don’t worry, Monica has been able to restock and, surprise surprise, they are the same price as the last time we bought some which would have been over two years ago.
The only difference is that this time we have been sent the coloured ones which some celebrity gardeners’ websites are selling at nearly double the £5 we charge!

A.G.M.:
Normally after our A.G.M. in December we finish the evening with a shared supper.  In view of the current situation, we have decided to do something different this year.
We have invited our Vegetable and Flower judges from our August Show to join us for the evening to give advice and hints on showing as, as we said last month, we didn’t realise how long it was since we did this.
The Club will also be supplying some refreshments in the form of drinks and nibbles but would appreciate it if you would bring your own glass!

As we didn’t have an A.G.M. in 2020 there are no minutes to publish, you were sent a copy of the accounts.  If you wish to review these, here is a link .
Your committee does not feel there needs to be any changes to our Rules and have agreed that the membership fee, due in January, will remain at £12.50. 

AUGUST SHOW:
As we said in the September newsletter, we have put together a questionnaire about the Show.  Please use this link or see the email attachment.
Please let us have your views by filling this and either hand it in at the October or November meeting or the A.G.M.

NOVEMBER LUNCH:
The Annual Club Lunch will take place at The Fountain Inn, Tenbury Wells on Sunday 14th November. There is plenty of space and we would like to remind you that friends are welcome, too.  Menus and the booking form are available on the web, or contact a committee member if you don’t have access to the web.
Don’t forget to hand in your menu choice at the meeting or send it to Monica by the 1st November.

 

MORRISONS “IT’S GOOD TO GROW”
Collection of the tokens finished on the 24th BUT don’t forget to go onto your Morrisons app and pass on the token by pressing “manage token” before 31st October. (More details on the Morrison’s website)
Orleton School is very grateful for all the tokens they have been receiving.

SEED ORDERS:
Marshalls catalogues have arrived and there are also more offers on their website.
T&M have sent their terms and order forms but the packs haven’t as yet arrived.

To obtain the discounts from both companies, orders must be placed through Monica

 

PEAT FREE GROWING:
Garden Organics are holding a free webinar on peat free growing on Wednesday, 24th November at 6.00pm

Full details can be found on their website gardenorganics.org.uk

NEXT MONTH:
Our speaker on 30th November is Paul Hand on “Sack trucks and wheelbarrows”

Monica