NEWBOROUGH & BOROUGH FEN GARDEN CLUB
Our March meeting saw four new members, which was a great start. After an informal welcome, we had a demo on getting plants for free. This was great fun and everyone picked up some tips to try. We had loads of members bring in seeds to swap, and this went really well with everyone picking up something they would like to grow. Our secretary put out a feedback board, which we will do at every meeting, so that we could assess how things went and take on board ideas of our members.
The Next meeting is set for April 3rd, and see’s a return of a local nursery Swinesmeadow. They will be doing a talk on plants in New Zealand, as they sell a huge variety of exotic plants as well as the usual things. They will be bringing a selection of plants to sell, and everyone is welcome to come along and buy. Its not everyday we have our own nursery in the village. As usual visitors are welcome at £1.
Time to make a note in your diary! The Village show has set the date for this year! Sunday 9th September, so get planning! There are lots of great things planned and some changes to the children’s section to make it more fun, so keep an eye out for details. Contact Sharon 810281 for club questions.
Newborough & Borough Fen Garden Club planned itinerary 2018
March 6th - Seed & plant Swap evening plus short talk and demo on plants for free.
April 3rd - Swinesmeadow Nurseries, talk on New Zealand plants and a plant sale.
May 1st – Possible Spring fayre, crafts, plants and produce/food. Open to the public.
June 5th – Demo/talk on how to prepare for the village show. E.g. making preserves/growing things
and what is required by judges.
Summer – Open Gardens in village, to coincide with a fayre or like.
Visit to RHS CHATSWORTH 6th -10th June
Visit to NGS garden, Castor House (date not released yet)
Sept 4th – Talk/demo on seed saving and autumn propagation.
Sept 9th- Village Show
Oct 2nd – Seed potato competition weigh in/ question time panel (panel to be confirmed)
Nov 6th – A talk on Victorian Plant Hunters by Frank Copeland
Dec 4th – Christmas Fayre plus florist demo to be confirmed.
All meetings will include, the magazine & book library, a raffle and plant sale corner if anyone has anything to bring.