Past Meetings & Events
Trevor Harrison, owner of Creake Plant Centre, will give a talk entitled 'Hellebores and Early Colour in the Garden'. Trevor will provide us with expert advice as to what plants will brighten up our gardens at this dull time of the year.
John Stirland - Gardening Expert at B.B.C Radio Nottingham will give a talk entitled Gardening With Wildlife. The talk will cover all aspects of how to encourage wildlife into your garden without having a detrimental effect on your plants.
It’s Christmas Party Time, starts at 7pm. We will be joined by Simon Nataris from Peter Beales Roses who will be giving a demonstration on Holly Wreath Making and will be donating one for our raffle!
Peter Skeggs-Gooch Owner of Thorncroft Clematis and son of Jon & Ruth Gooch the founders of the company, will provide us with A Complete Guide to Clematis. Peter will give an overview on clematis for every season and the different ways in which they can be used, together with that tricky subject of pruning and care.
Tony Leech, Nofolk Wildlife Trust Trustee and County Fungus Recorder, will give a talk entitled 'Witches and Devils (the Darker Side of Fungi)!'. Autumn is the time for fungi and with Halloween approaching what a better time for this apt titled talk!
Don't Forget it is also our Autumn Bag Sale, so please bring surplus plants in one or more bags to be sold at 50p per bag.
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.