Photos from the July visit to Peter Beales 2023

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Photos from the 2023 Plant Sale

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Flower of the month for 2022/2023 shown below, starting with the October where the winner was a Solanum jasminoides brought in by Val.  In November, the the winner was the lovely Orange Mimulus again brought in by Val. The December winner was Gundall, who brought in a winter flowering Prunus.  February saw a lovely selection but the winner was (of course) a Snowdrop brought in by Ann Thomas. March saw a pretty bunch of Viola odorata take first place, this was brought in by Daphne.  In April we had a fine selection of spring flowering shrubs and bulbs.  Flower of the month was awarded to Annie - the Narcissi seen in the centre of the photo.  May - a graceful stem of Solomon's Seal was the winner this month, brought in by Val.  Well done to all who have participated this year.  Winner for the 2022/23 year is Val Gape.  Well done Val.

Helmingham Hall Visit: June 2022

Activities of the membership year 2021-2022

June: Trip to Helmingham Hall A coach of 28 members visited Helmingham Hall on Tuesday 28th June and had a wonderful visit.  The gardens were delightful and the weather kind.  Refreshments including local ice cream were enjoyed by many. 

June: Flower and Produce Show results and photos are shown on the 2022 Flower & Produce Show page

May: Garden Gate Plant Sale - A very successful event supported by many members raising over £700.

May: Sheila Edgar gave us History and Horticulture from Buckingham Palace Gardens where she is a tour guide.  It was a fascinating evening. Flower of the month was won by Mary with  a fabulous blue Clematis.

April: Simon White from Peter Beale Roses gave us a fascinating talk about roses, his enthusiasm shining through!  We were lucky to have roses, some other climbers and herbaceous plants and some tools to buy. Flower of the month was won by Jenni with a bi-colour tulip.

March: Joe Sharman from Monksilver nurseries spoke on Hellebores and their ancestry and breeding.  He also had lots of plants for us to indulge in!  Flower of the month was won by Geraldine with her gorgeous spotted Hellebore.

2022 - February: Andrew Sankey talked about Plant Histories and had copies of his book on English Cottage Gardens. Flower of the month was won by Jenni with her Hellebore.

December AGM and Club Members Meeting with a demonstration of wreath making
November George Lockwood spoke on bulbs from January to May

2021 - October - First meeting this year!

Nick Bailey from Gardener's World came to talk to the club about '365 Days of colour in your garden'.  The meeting was held in the church.