Past Meetings & Events
Chis Bell, a Weather Forecaster and Director of Public Relations at Weatherquest, also an associate tutor at the UEA teaching part of the Weather Forecasting course and can occasionally be seen as a fill-in weather presenter on BBC Look East (you must have seen him!) will provide us with an insight into Weather Forecasting and how we should use it in gardening. This will be an informative talk on how weather forecasts are put together and how people should use them. Chris’ speciality is storm chasing and we shouldn’t be surprised if he slips a piece on this into his talk!
A light hearted, slightly competitive evening with something for everyone. Also featuring Tony Stimpson, who will give us a brief talk on the Norfolk Garden Trust, followed by a Quiz.
REEPHAM AND DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB
SCHEDULE FOR THE SUMMER SHOW AND SOCIAL EVENING
TUESDAY 16th AUGUST 2016
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE HOME GROWN
FOLIAGE AND FLOWERS
F1 A selection of Shrub Foliage – 4 different shrubs, leaves only, no berries, no oasis, no supports - should be loose or hand tied in a vase
F2 Miniature flower arrangement
F3 A vase of ten flower stems – may be same species or mixed
F4 Container of Herbs – maximum of six varieties with a list identifying each one
F5 Single Dahlia
F6 Garden Club Begonia
V1 Tomatoes – 5 same variety )
V2 Tomatoes – Mixed, 3 varieties )
V3 French or Runner Beans – 5 same variety ) V1-V7 to be presented on a plate
V4 Potatoes – 3 same variety )
V5 Onions or Shallots - 3 same variety )
V6 Selection of any three vegetables )
V7 Soft fruit – single variety or mixed(not stoned) )
V8 Collection/Arrangement of fresh garden produce not to exceed 18” in any direction
V9 Best cucumber
N1 Funniest shaped vegetable
P1 A 'Visitor' to your garden. Please no bigger than A5 (approx 8” x 4”), unmounted and a maximum of two. Please note that these will be pinned up and will have holes made in the corners.
W1 Anything you are proud of and want to show to the Club - could be embroidery, craft work, knitting, collage, plant - anything at all.
Show entries should be brought to the Town Hall between 7.15 - 7.30 pm
Plates and vases will be available
Members will pay their normal entrance fee of £1, class entry is free to members and their families
Entrance to non-members living in the Reepham area will be £2.50
Joe Whitehead, who is a regular expert on BBC Radio Norfolk's Saturday Gardening Show, and appears on BBC Cambridge's Sunday Gardener's Question Time, will give a presentation entitled 'Plants of the Moment'. Joe will provide us with expert advice as to what plants are looking good at this difficult time of the year.
Annual Outing to Springfields Festival Gardens, Spalding and Gunby Hall and Gardens( NT). Horncastle, Lincs. Date, Wednesday, 6th. July, Leaving Reepham 8.30am , returning approx. 6.30pm. Cost. £16.00. National Trust members, £10.00. Contact Celia Else, tel 01603 308101.
Angela Youngman Writer, author & consultant will give us a talk entitled 'Green Gardening'. Angela will explain how to garden with the environment in mind.
plus gardens of picturesque Heydon village. There will also be a display by North Norfolk Classic Vehicle Club, entertainment by Holt Ridge Morris dancers, a plant and produce stall, plus refreshments on the village green.
Admission:• Heydon Hall gardens: £3 per person• Heydon village gardens: £3 per person• Free entry for children 14 years and under• Free car parking• Dogs on leads welcome in Heydon Hall park
Charlotte Philcox will be giving us a talk entitled 'Enclosing Eden'. Charlotte will be bringing us the story of the walled kitchen garden in England.
Our Annual General Plant Sale, as always, to be held at Reepham Market Place. Plants of all shapes and sizes donated by our members for sale to the general public. Come along and snap up a bargain. Open from 8.30 until sold out. Snooze and you may lose.
AGM at 7.30 followed by a talk by Ian Bedford who is a Research Entomologist. Ian's talk is entitled 'Garden Bugs: Cohabit, Conserve or Control'.