As I sit here writing for our March meeting I'm hoping we are past any chance of a beast from the east putting in an appearance this year. Just in case the weather is going to go against us our meeting on Wednesday March 27th will find us safely under cover at Worlingworth Community Centre, 7pm for 7.30pm. Tom Harbinson is coming to tell us about his Countryside Framlingham business.
With his 20 years experience of creating, maintaining ponds, lakes and fisheries as well as the maintenance of trees and hedges I'm sure we are going to have a very interesting evening.
Having had a very enjoyable time at our Christmas lunch in December we are now looking forward to a new and interesting programme of talks and visits for
this year. As January slips past we are looking towards our February meeting on the 27th 7.00 for 7.30 which will also be our AGM but, to make it more exciting, we also will be having a talk by Matt Tanton Brown. Please remember to bring along your subs payment. You will be able to see our 2019 Programme.
We hope to see as many of our members as possible and warmly welcome anyone wishing to join.
As usual we shall be in the Worlingworth Community Centre where refreshments will be available.
Please contact Janie on 01728 628 296 or e-mail
email@example.com for more information.
What a wonderful November evening!
Over 50 people came from far and wide came to listen to Tim Walker’s wonderful talk on water gardens around the world and how fabulous bog and water plants can be planted in gardens of all sizes. Tim kept us amused with all sorts of anecdotes, did you know a baby or small child can float on a large type of lily pad? Many local gardening clubs sent representatives and everyone enjoyed the delicious refreshments. Warm thanks to Tim and all the helpers who provided and served the cakes and drinks.
It seems incredible that we have already reached the point where we send all our members and friends seasons greetings! Also to remind you not to miss our Christmas lunch. Hopefully everyone has contacted Janie about their menu choices and whether they will need a lift to get there.
In our October talk by Graham Proctor from Crown Nurseries we found him to be not only most informative but also amusing. I think all enjoyed the apple tasting! I learned much which I'm sure l should have already known and am now going out to apologise to my long suffering apple trees. I will also quietly slip into the shed and thoroughly clean my secateurs (as advised) before anyone else realises what a state they are in! Don't forget anyone can reach Janie on 01728 628 296
I can't believe that this is already November. Where has this year gone? The committee are not only preparing for the Christmas Lunch but also knocking the 2019 programme into shape. Our wonderful secretary has been quietly working away checking the availability of speakers as well as finding interesting and varied places for us to see! It is for this reason we are asking our members for their feed back on our October and November talks. We are looking forward to Timothy Walker coming to talk on Thursday 22nd November (free to members) and hope all will be able to come and bring along some friends as well. Phone Janie on 01728 628 296 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadly we've lost one of our founding members. Chris Goddard died at the beginning of September. He was our treasurer and kept a watchful eye on our finances and constantly reminded the committee to keep their receipts. He was a great vegetable grower with an extensive knowledge of not only growing them but also could advise on how to cook them. He also loved growing and taking cuttings of geraniums which he would remind us were actually pelargonium! We will miss his humour and his friendship.
As the year moves on and the weather is more unreliable we start our winter talks.
In July we travelled to Raveningham Park, just into Norfolk. This RHS garden did not disappoint. Even though the afternoon was amazingly hot we had an enjoyable time. There was much to see and we tried to see as much as possible! The sight of the mass of different coloured (and size) of agapanthus was a memorable one: it was so great to be able to share that moment with like minded people. We found the vegetable gardener who has been working there for 27 years, he answered our questions and made us feel welcome. He also took time to show us the Melon and Tomato houses which were impressive!
June's visit was to a local commercial nursery which grows flowers for weddings and events as well as for bouquets for local delivery. It was quite different from a garden as the flowers are grown in what seems to be a meadow in long strips. The colour combinations were lovely with so many different shades. The day was very hot but it was shady where we sat for tea in a converted cart shed.
Several of our members kindly opened their gardens for Worlingworth Open Garden Sunday. Such a difficult year to do so!
There will be no meeting in August but we will be meeting again on Wednesday 26th September to go to Abbots Hall Walled Garden with its restored Victorian garden.
Contact Janie on 01728 628 296 or e-mail email@example.com any enquiries .
For our May visit we went to an RHS garden in Yoxford. An interesting garden with a long history which showed in the size of the trees and shrubs. One tree had us particularly puzzled but it was a Magnolia even though the flowers were yellow. We should have realised more quickly as the house is named Magnolia House! This tree had been planted 40 years ago. There was also a huge Wisteria which is much older. The owners were very good to let us visit as they were rushing around preparing for a wedding being held in the garden
On the last Wednesday of April we arrived at the well maintained woods at Haughley Park. The colour of the large expanse of bluebells was enhanced by the sun shining through the fresh green leaves of the copsed trees. As a slight wind blew we caught the gentle scent of the flowers which many of us had forgotten and some had never experienced before. We felt very fortunate to have our own private visit and be able to fully appreciate the serenity of the place.
Worlingwrth Garden club has continued to have some wonderful outings. In March, we braved an extremely wet and windy walk aroudn the beautiful Woodward's Garden in Coddenham filled with bulbs bursting into colour. The ownders gave us all the background on their gardening efforts and treated us to a welcome warm up of tea and cake.
Our visiits are usually in the afternoon but often times differ for each visit because of different journey times. Members please watch for your Email for info as usual. Anyone interested in joining our club or visits please contact Janie Wood on 01728 628296 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our group enjoyed the July trip to Beales Roses. The weather was once again kind to us. We had a very interesting talk fol-lowed by a guided tour. It was different to see so many of the roses with their hips in such a range of shapes and colours.
We don't usually meet in January but this year we invited Wingfield and District Gardening Club to join us for a Saturday morning visit to two members' gardens to view them in winter. Although not the warmest of days it was dry and everyone was suitably dressed and enjoyed the coffee as well as the gardens!