We are very sad to hear that former member, Eve Taylor has passed away. Eve was a long serving committee member and worked tirelessly for our Society. She propagated and grew on plants to sell at meetings and plant sales for many years, raising funds. She was also an excellent flower arranger, suggesting class titles for our shows. We will always remember her with affection.
Cerne Abbas Open Gardens have contacted us to say that they have moved their event from June to August 14th and 15th. Details can be found on their website www.cerneopengardens.org.uk
The Tender Shoots Garden Club continue to have Zoom meetings via U-tube. Enter tendershootsgardenclub to find the link.
The Gold Club have sent us the following information;
It is a lovely time of year when everything is coming into life after the winter. The blossom this year is spectacular.
Magnolia in full bloom
If all continues to go well with the covid recovery, we intend to hold a Committee meeting in May to plan to restart Society activities, We still hope to hold the Summer Show in August.
We wish all our members, old and new a very happy Easter
Bulbs are still producing lovely displays
The recent sunny days have cheered us and the reduction of virus cases gives us hope for the summer. We hope to be able to hold our Summer Show on August 21st. A definite decision will be made at a later date when more is known.
We have been contacted by a Garden Club in Staffordshire who have organised a series of talks on zoom. They have called it the Tender Shoots Garden Club Network. You can find an introductory video at https://youtube/A1Q3Cq24I0. The talks can also be watched on youtube if you are not used to zoom, just enter Tender Shoots Garden Club Network.
These pictures were taken in the last week. Crocuses under the roses, snowdrops under camellias, hyacinths in pots and borders beginning to show colour.
Gold Club Newsletter. March Newsletter 2021 Anita
Snowdrops are a welcome winter sight. These were found in Bincombe churchyard.
We are still unable to make any plans to resume our meetings. The vaccines have brought hope but we all need to be patient.
2021 and another lockdown, who knows when we will be able to resume our meetings? Never mind, we can browse through the seed and plant catalogues and plan our growing season.
There will be a national census in March and we have been asked to publicise this to all our members. Click here for full details.
We are sorry to have to report that we will not be resuming meetings in February after all. With the virus not yet beaten, we will now hope to start again in April. The vaccinations will have rolled out by then and we may be able to go back to normal (hopefully).
This of course means that there will, sadly, be no Spring Show..
The Gold Club list of composts, etc. and vouchers are available to members. Please contact Ros, 814887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gardens Group now have an online shop. Deliveries are free within a 25 mile radius.
It would have been our Christmas meal this month, here are some pictures of previous years. We wish you all a Happy, but different, Christmas.
In-house catering 2018 ready for collection.
November already and another lockdown! Here are some pictures to cheer us up. If you have any colourful plants, please send photos to email@example.com For inclusion in our web-site gallery.
We have also received The Gold Club November newsletter to download;
November Newsletter 2020
Ros’s cyclamen are lovely.
John’s charm chrysanthemum, ‘Casablanca’.
We are hoping to resume meetings in February if Covid allows. We also hope that all our members are well.
In the meantime, here are some more garden photos.
These charm chrysanthemums were from cuttings taken in February. They were intended to be sold at the plant sale in May. Maybe next year…….
The rudbeckia is still in flower, producing lovely autumn colour.
Reminder – Autumn meetings have been suspended due to Covid 19. We hope to resume in February.
A few members attended the joint meeting at Dobbies. They were joined by Owermoigne and Lulworth gardening clubs and enjoyed a talk from a birds of prey expert. Then followed shopping around the garden centre.
Things we would have exhibited at our Summer Show;
These are from Meg
These are from John
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. We hope to resume in February, 2021.
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