On Thursday 22nd November Timothy Walker, Hortus Praefectus and director of Oxford Botanical Garden (Ret'd.) will be travelling to Suffolk to be speaking to us about planting and developing a bog garden. The title of his talk is— Boggery in the Garden.
As usual members once more watch your e-mail for info. Anyone else interested in joining our club or coming to our talks please contact Janie on 01728 628 296 or e-mail email@example.com for more information, anyone welcoome.
I can't believe that this is already the November issue. 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!