The Plant sale raised an amazing total of £496.45 Thanks to everyone who grew, sold or bought plants and to those who made or ate cakes and biscuits, coffee, tea and juice. Scroll down to see photos.
There is a club outing to Horseshoe Farm on Monday 8th July, cost £7pp includes a cream tea. Places need reserving. Contact Catriona to book a place
The Garden Club trip to Hyde Hall is to be on 25 July, cost £16pp. This is fully booked. Full information on the Outings page.
NGS garden openings in several locations around Cambridge and further afield. See NGS website (Click here to go to the garden search page).
The Hardy Plant Society has meetings in Biggleswade on a Saturday afternoon. They have excellent speakers and a plant sale. For further information have a look at their website: Click here to see in new page
May: Neil Callan spoke about the development of Horsehoe Farm Garden over the last 10 years. We were all impressed by the amount of work that had gone into this lovely garden and the interesting plants that are grown there. There is a club visit to this garden in July - limited to 20 places - so apply quickly. Details will have been sent to all members by email.
Flower of the Month was won by Keith and Christine Allison with a beautifully patterned bearded Iris
April: Dr Ian Bedford gave a packed hall a very interesting talk all about slugs, including the Spanish slug, a relative newcomer to the UK. We were enlightened on which slugs should be saved, and how best to minimise damage to our seedlings and plants from others.
Flower of the Month was won by Gill Pountain with a pretty white Narcissus (?Thalia)
March: Lucinda Skinner from Woottens of Wenhaston Ltd gave us lots of ideas about growing and caring for Pelargoniums and showed us examples of some of the the different species and varieties. She also brought a selection of plants for sale which were much appreciated by members.Flower of the Month was won by Catriona Campbell with a rich purple coloured pansy.
February: A very entertaining talk was given by Dr Tim Wreghitt OBE about his work with the Royal College of Pathologists to make a stand at Chelsea. Full of information and amusing anecdotes it was much enjoyed by a big turnout from the club. He has written a book about Low Allergy Gardening which was for sale at the meeting and can also be bought on the internet.
Flower of the Month was won by Barbara Dyson with a beautifully coloured Hellebore.
Flower and Produce Show:
Winner of the Rose Bowl for most points in show: Catriona Campbell
Best Rose Bloom awarded to Annie Davenport for her prize winning Gertrude Jekyll rose
Joint winners of the 2018 Flower of the month competition were Jenni Connell and Keith & Christine Allison. Congratulations!
Discounts for members are available from Madingley Mulch & Oakington Garden Centre on gardening related goods with proof of membership (you will need your card).