For all gardening club enquiries please contact Sharon on (01733) 810281
NEWBOROUGH AND BOROUGH FEN GARDENING CLUB
All meetings unless indicated are held at Newborough Village Hall
FEB 5TH CLUB AGM AND POTATO COMPETITION ENTRY
MARCH 5TH SUPER GARDEN SWAP SHOP NIGHT
Bring along your garden items, seeds & plants that you have too many off or don’t need and swap them for something that you may like in return. There will be the introduction of our potting shed corner, where you can sow any seeds you need on the night or take cuttings of a plant that everyone wants. Please make a donation for any material used.
APRIL 2ND SPRING IN THE GARDEN
An informal evening with talks and discussions on what to do now in your garden. Pest and problems to be aware off, how to make the most of early summer bedding by sowing your own, taking cuttings and what to do with bargain buys of bulbs. The potting shed corner will be available for you to try your hand at sowing seeds and taking cuttings. If the timing is ok, there will be the fuchsia cutting competition, where you will take a cutting from a stock plant and compete to get yours to grow over the summer.
MAY 7TH SPRING FAYRE
This is where we open our doors to the village again and welcome spring! There will be a large plant stall, the craft stall, refreshments and activities to get people involved in gardening and nature. Instead of our usual raffle there will be a tombola. Please note this meeting will be at the early time of 6pm and will finish around 8pm.
to be confirmed but we are looking to have a show judge or panel to speak and demo on how to prepare for the Village open show. Watch this space!
SEPTEMBER 3RD QUIZZ NIGHT & FUSCHIA COMPETITION
The long awaited, interactive quiz night! Should be lots of fun going by our last quiz, please bring nibbles and with our usual refreshments lets make a night of it! We will also be judging who managed to keep their fuchsia cutting alive and growing. Also, last minute preps and questions before the show on Sunday.
SEPTEMBER 8TH VILLAGE OPEN SHOW
PLEASE SAVE THIS DATE AND SUPPORT YOUR CLUB AND COMMUNITY TRADITION.
OCTOBER 1ST A TALK TBC, PLUS THE GREAT POTATO WEIGH IN.
No excuses this year, lets get some bumper crops.
NOVEMBER 5TH WINTER IN THE GARDEN
A follow-on evening from our spring meeting. An informal talk on what to do in the garden now, pests and problems. Looking ahead to next year and a demo on taking winter hardwood cuttings. The potting shed corner will be available for everyone to have a go themselves, at taking shrub cuttings.
DEC 3RD CHRISTMAS SOCIAL EVENING AND FAYRE.
After such a lovely evening last year, we hope to repeat it with cheese and wine, some last-minute gift buys, mince pie eating and a good chat.
ALL MEETINGS ARE FREE TO MEMBERS, AND £1 ENTRY TO GUESTS. GUESTS ARE ALWAYS VERY WLECOME AND JOINING THE CLUB IS JUST £5 FOR THE YEAR.
The Spring Fayre was a success, we even had people queuing at the door waiting for us to open! The crafts were a huge triumph, we sold gardening books and the plant stall was buzzing with activity. Cakes on sale soon disappeared and the few children that came, really enjoyed making a paper pot and sowing a sunflower seed. Here’s hoping they nurture them and can take part in our tallest sunflower completion at the Village show on the 9th September. For our first Spring Fayre we were very pleased with the turnout to celebrate national gardening week. Id like to say a massive thank you to all the members that worked so hard on the night and before in making crafts and produce to sell.
Our next meeting, and our last before we all break for a summer of tending our own gardens is on Tuesday 5th June at 7.30. This meeting is all set to get us all in gear and full prep mode for the village show. Some of our members that specifically organise and run the show will be sharing the secrets of showing, and going through what is needed in each class to show items. So whether its polishing your potatoes (or not) or piping on your cakes, they will have the answers to give you the best chance of winning. And of course there will be veteran winner and local star Geoff Carter to answer any questions you have about the show. Please come along to an informal fun evening, that promises to be full of harmless banter on who has the largest pumpkin so far ?
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