A few of our members will be going to Dobbies Garden Centre on Wednesday 5th August to join other societies for a talk and visit, we hope the weather is fine.
Unfortunately we will not be able to resume our meetings in September as the school is not available due to the virus. Understandably, they have to be very careful.
As there is no show this month, we would like you to send pictures of things you would have entered. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org. This could make a nice feature.
More pictures from our gardens.
Meg’s garden in May
…..and in July
John’s roses in full bloom.
Terry’s vegetable harvest
The Dorset Echo are looking for keen gardeners to take part in a new weekly feature. If you are interested in taking part, please go to ; https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/18584740.chance-weymouth-portland-dorchester-garden-visit-garden-feature/
Joint Meeting Our society members have been invited to an evening meeting on August 5th at Dobbies Garden Centre, Owermoigne between 6pm and 8pm. It is being organised by Steve Jeffries, who has given us a talk. There will be two other societies attending with up to twenty members from each society.
Attendees will be split into two groups with one group having a talk/demonstration and the other group shopping. The garden centre has all social distancing requirements in place.
If you would like to attend, please phone Ros on 814887 by Tuesday 23rd June. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
Virtual Open Gardens
Two local villages have had to cancel their Open Gardens events this year. However, both have put photos on-line for potential visitors to enjoy. Here are the links; www.cerneabbasopengardens.org.uk and upweyopengardens.uk
Our 2020/21 programme can be found on the Calendar of Events link. These will take place subject to the Covid 19 situation and availability of venues. Please check the web-site for up-dates.
More of our own garden pictures; ( please keep sending them to email@example.com)
Just to remind you that all Society activities are on hold until it is absolutely safe to resume. The Summer Show, due to take place in August, has been cancelled.
In the meantime, please send your garden photos to firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can put them on the website.
These were sent by Steve from Preston.
This hosta was bought at last year’s plant sale.
It has taken 4 years for this Rhodohypoxis to thrive.
We have received the following statement from the Gold Club regarding the re-opening of their Garden Centres. Click below.
Statement to Gold Club members – Reopening
The idea of a drive-through for compost purchases is excellent.
Wisterias have been spectacular this year;
A sunny spot in Nottinton
Climbing through a greengage tree
Please send any photos of your gardens to email@example.com
This is a lovely time of year when our gardens burst into colour. If you have photos of your garden or any special plants, please share them with us by sending them to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will post them on the web-site. Here are some to begin with.
The tulips have been delightful this year.
Azaleas and acers are at their best now.
A shady border.
We have good news if you are struggling to get gardening supplies during the current crisis. The Gardens Group are taking telephone orders for delivery to your home. Everything is available, details on their web-site.
Ros and Terry’s unusual double tulips
With all this extra time spent at home, those of us with gardens are probably taking advantage of the lovely weather. Not a weed in sight!!
One of our members, Steve, sent us this lovely picture of freesias from his garden in Preston. He says they smell as good as they look.
He has also found out that Dorset Seaweeds is based at 56, Putton Lane, Chickerell. Seaweed extract was mentioned by the panel at our March meeting as being good for roses. Not far to go when things return to normal.
Let’s hope this weather lasts and we can use this extra time at home to enjoy our gardens
Due to the rapid pace of the spread of coronavirus, we have decided to cancel all meetings and events until further notice.
We have decided today to cancel the Spring Show due to the virus. We think it is the sensible course of action to take in order to safeguard any vulnerable members, exhibitors and visitors.
Hopefully things will have settled down by August when we can look forward to our Summer Show.