Club summer outing 2018

Outing to Kings Seeds & Green Island Gardens

The Society’s annual outing was to Kings Seeds and Green Island Gardens . We stopped off on the way for a coffee break at Poplar nurseries Marks Tey, which had the most wonderful displays of baskets and huge floral arrangements. From there we travelled through Coggeshall, with many of its buildings dating back to the 16th Century. Arriving at Kings seeds the first thing we noticed was the fields of sweet peas which they were trialling.

We were split into two groups and shown all the different aspects of the factory, from the cold store where seeds are kept at optimum temperature, the laboratory where germination is tested, to all the state of the art machinery, which detects blemishes, cleans and counts plus more. A very interesting morning.

We then moved on to Ardleigh and Green Island gardens to find a marquee had been set up for us and after a very enjoyable lunch some of us enjoyed a tour of the garden learning of of its history and development by the owner, while others wandered round the lovely gardens. No visit would be complete without tea and homemade cake and it was nice to relax in a beautiful garden chatting over a nice cup of tea.

PHOTO BY: Sheila Pettett
Gardening Club in Lowestoft

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Allotment Sharing

One of our members has 2 large allotments at St Margaret Road site in Lowestoft which he shared with his late mother and her partner. He has tried to keep them going but is finding it difficult on his own. He finds gardening very therapeutic and having suffered from cancer himself he wondered if other members who have had similar experiences could join him on his allotments where they could share experiences and socialise together. Without a team to help him he will have to give up the allotments but feels it would be beneficial to all concerned to work together. For more information please complete the contact form.

Changes to membership fees

It has been agreed by both the members and the committee that the membership fee will increase to £10 per annum, In order to get good speakers we need to increase our income, speakers costs have also increased as have their travelling costs. The entrance fee will remain at £1.00 with first time guest free of charge.

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