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 ?
NEWBOROUGH & BOROUGH FEN GARDEN CLUB
Our April meeting saw a return of Swinesmeadow nursery from Market Deeping. Although numbers were low we still enjoyed a talk on New Zealand and learnt quite a bit about its plants. Who knew that Agapanthus was a weed in New Zealand? They also brought a great selection of plants that were soon snapped up.
The May 1st meeting falls in National Gardening week, so we are opening up our doors and staging a Spring Fayre for the community. Our members have been busy making garden related crafts and preserves. We will have a garden book stall, a plant stall with veg plants from 10p!, a raffle and homemade spring cupcakes to go with the refreshments. Because our Village show in September, has seen falling numbers in the children’s sections we are holding a special promotion free for the under 12s. They can make a paper pot and sow a sunflower seed for free. If they can look after it and grow it on we hope they will then enter it in the tallest sunflower competition for the show. Please come along at 6pm, and have a browse, entry is just £1 per family or is free for members. Happy Gardening. Sharon 810281
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.