Newsletter – October 2023

Apologies for the basic newsletter this month, but our Webmaster who normally converts this for me to the posh newsletter is away on holiday.

Our speaker this month is Mellie Lewis on the subject of “Aeoniums in habitat and cultivation”

Thanks to:
Rosie Trotter and Jackie Humber for this month’s refreshments and for all of you who help setting up and clearing up the Hall.

Sunday Lunch, 12th November, 2023:
Once again, we are returning to the Fountain Inn at Tenbury for our annual lunch.  The menu and booking forms are on the website and should be handed in to Monica on Club night or by post by the 3rd November.

And, don’t forget you are very welcome to bring visitors as there is plenty of space!

Seed Orders:
If you want to take advantage of the discounts being offered to the Club by Marshalls then the orders must be placed through me.
This year, orders must be placed in batches of £200 plus to qualify for the discounts which are as follows:

    50% seeds
    15% potatoes, onions, shallots and garlic, fruit bushes and fruit trees
    0% on all other items
    standard customer discount on things you see on line, ie 4 for 3 or 5 for 4
    £1.50 charge for individual packaging but the Club is bearing this cost for this year

    No postage charge as everything delivered to me

Thereafter, if I don’t have a £200 order to submit, if members supply their email address, they will be given a code to get 10% discount but they will have to pay the standard postage charge.

The order form you need to use is on the Club website under the newsletter heading.

There will be another catalogue available in January and there are always new varieties being added to the Marshalls website, including a range of organic seeds and Unwins flowers.

We are looking to add some more companies but so far, no response about discounts!!

2024 August Show:
As I said last month, Jane Cross has kindly volunteered to put together a group to organise the Show and has already been hard at work looking at recipes and putting into action the alterations to the Schedule requested by your committee.

These changes include discontinuing Section F – Floral Art; adding some new classes under Section A – Vegetables; and reallocating the Russell Cup from Floral Art to being awarded under Section B – Cut Flowers for the best exhibit.

There will be other changes to keep the show more relevant to members interested and we will be confirming these over the coming months.

If you would like to help with the show you would be most welcome, please contact Jane.

Leominster Repair Café:
Leominster Repair Café is held in the Community Centre of the first Saturday of the month and they now have a tool sharpening service:
Please see the poster on our notice board.

Next Month:
Our speaker on the 28th November is Meriet Duncan – Creating a buzz about the Honeybee.