On Wednesday 30th October we start our winter programe with an evening talk at the Worlingworth Community Centre on Companion Planting by Tim Fuller of Plantsmans Preference.
The following month on the 27th Adrian Bloom will be with us in Worlingworth to give a talk titled 'The Devil is in the Detail' which sounds very much as if it will be one not to miss!
This talk will be open to anyone and tickets will be £6.00 but our members get in free!
Members will be e-mailed with details as usual.
Anybody thinking they would like to to join our club can contact
Janie, on 01728 628 296
Wednesday 27th November
Adrian Bloom from Foggy Bottom, Bressingham will give a talk entitled
The Devil Is In The Detail. Light refreshments will be available.
Please tell everybody who might be interested Tickets for visitors will be £6.00 on the door. For any further information contact committee members and of course from our hard working Secretary - Janie
Members will be e-mailed with details as usual. Anybody thinking they would like to to join us for the day and/or to join our club can contact Janie, on 01728 628 296
or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
At the end of July our Chairman and founder Jenny Woodley moved to be closer to family. She will be greatly missed. Her great knowledge of fruit and vegetables and her ability to advise really encourages you to try oneself. Hopefully she can still do so from her new home!
We wish her and Rick good fortune in their new home and happy days in their new garden.
Please make a note of of the date of our talk by Adrian Bloom. It is November 17th 2019 and should be well worth attending!
On the last Wednesday of May we wound our way round the little roads to Cratfield to a lovely garden. There was quite a crowd of us but such was the clever layout of the garden that you never would have realised it if you had not all arrived together! Quite a boisterous wind was blowing that day but it really didn't matter as we wandered around. How pleasant to turn a corner and find a fellow member who was also enjoying the garden and sharing our observations. A great afternoon enjoyed by all.
On July's last Wednesday -July 31st – we will be near home at Stradbroke, visiting Fryth Barn.
Members will be e-mailed with details as usual.
Anybody thinking they would like to to join us for the day and/or to join our club can contact Janie, (before the day please) on 01728 628 296 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
We had a great time at Mickfield Hostas in April even
though a huge black cloud brought a rain storm. Luckily
we had just made it into one of the poly tunnels. It's hard to believe that we all enjoyed an afternoon so much simply looking at pots of green leaves! What an enormous variety there was. We had an explanation of how it all got started and their knowledge of all the different breeding etc. was amazing and interesting.
Our outing on Wednesday June 26th will be to Peter Beales Roses when the roses should be in their prime!
Members will be e-mailed as usual but anyone wanting to join us can contact Janie on 01728 628 296
or e-mail email@example.com for more information or see our stand at Worlingworth Fete on June 29th and have a chat!
Our March meeting was held in the Community Centre where we heard Tom Harbinson talk about managing a garden pond for wild life. He talked with ease and managed to answer many question during and after his very interesting talk. With his local knowledge he was able to name nearby ponds as examples. This, along with the before and after photos he handed around, added to our interest. I have a feeling that one or two of us may contact him for help with our own pond as he didn't seem to worry if the ponds weren't huge!
We will meet on Wednesday 29th May to go and see a beautiful garden in Cratfield which is full of wonderful plants and ideas.
Further information on time and travel will be e-mailed to members as always. However any non members will be welcome to join us. Just contact Janie on
01728 628 296 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Our afternoon visits start on Wednesday April 24th when we will be at Mickfield Hostas. Please don't immediately think about slugs, you will discover there are many hostas that slugs don't like! Mickfield Hostas are holders of the National Collection and their knowledge is fascinating. We expect to see many different colours and sizes and hopefully we will learn how to get the very best from these plants.
Further information on time and travel will be e-mailed to members nearer the time. However, any non members will be welcome to join us. Just contact Janie on 01728 628 296
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!