2017 - 2018 Programme of Events and Talks

Meetings start at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, St. Anne's Lane.

14th  September 2017

Twenty years of Showing

Simon Smith will describe his experience of showing vegetables and flowers over the last 20 years.

19th   October 2017

A Brief AGM

Protecting Woods and Trees from New Pests and Diseases

Cath Lovett of The Woodland Trust will talk about a project to protect our native trees by newly threats and how to and spot the problems and help to protect our trees.

16th   November 2017

From Jungle to Paradise.

Alan Clements of Cascade Gardens, Matlock will describe and illustrate in developing his garden over a twenty year period

5th January 2018

New Year Party

18th  January 2018

Saving and Protecting Wild Flowers

Dr. R.J.Gornall,  director of Leicester University Botanic Gardens will give an illustrated talk on the scheme to protect our local wild flower population

15th February 2018
Vegetables for Small Gardens

A return of Jeff Bates  , who will give an entertaining and informative presentation for gardeners with a limited plot.

15th March 2018

Sweet Pea Growing

Andy Lubock, a sweet pea grower and exhibitor for over 30years will pass on his passion and tips for growing sweet peas. Plants will be available to buy

7th April 2018  (Saturday)

Spring Show.

19th   April 2018

The Colours of the Garden

Hilary Hutson returns to explain about colour in the garden, how we see it, why fruits are many different colours, why insects are different colours and how to plant different coloured flowers together for the best effect.

 If you have any suggestions for future talks or activities please contact a member of the Committee


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