Members table show 2018

A beautiful display of the members’ hard work

The last meeting of the Society was the members Table show, one of the big events of the year. Surprisingly in spite of the dry weather there were many entries of first rate flowers and vegetables, from sweet peas, roses and fuchsias plus wonderful vases of flowers. There was also a good showing of vegetables and fruit, a photography class of a seaside pier and lastly a lovely mouthwatering collection of Victoria sponges.

Whilst the show was being judged we had a talk by Ken Abel, well known for his prize winning pelargoniums. He went through the different types of pelargonium and pointed out the difference between a pelargonium and a geranium. Many of the pelargoniums are capable of being trained as fans, as standards or bonzoi. His talk was accompanied by slides of his wonderful plants. He then showed the members how he takes cuttings and how successful they are using his method, and then the stopping process to make a bushy prizewinning plant, type of compost and the feed he uses.

Following his talk the prizewinners were announced and presented with their trophy’s by the judge. These can be kept for one year. Members were reminded of the big Show open to the public on August 18th and 19th, encouraged to put in as many entries as possible, and bake some cakes for the visitors.

PHOTO BY: Sheila Pettett
Gardening Club in Lowestoft

News & Updates

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more information re coach trip.

The first pick up point will now be the bus stop opposite St Benedicts Church on the corner of Hollingsworth Road. Parking permitted at the church.

Just to be clear and to avoid any confusion, Apart from tea and cake at Rosemary, we pay for all other refreshments (coffee at Place for Plants and lunch at Flatford). Outstanding coach costs and parking will be subsidised by the club. All friends have a seat on the coach.

Coach trip to East Bergholt.

Can all monies for the coach trip pleased be paid either at the March meeting or Wednesday 20th of April meeting. Just a reminder , all cheques to be made payable to Oulton Broad & Lowestoft Horticultural Society. Following payment your name will marked as paid.

Payment for garden trip on Saturday June 11th.

Please make all cheques, £25, for the trip payable to Oulton Broad & Lowestoft Horticultural Society. Changing details such as the name of the club with the bank is somewhat problematical.

Garden Trip

We are planning a trip by coach to East Bergholt for club members although non members may come if there is spare room on the coach. The trip will take place on Saturday 11th of June 2022 and we plan to go to Place for Plants for a visit to their garden along with coffee and a chance to buy some plants. This will be followed by a visit to Flatford for lunch and a stroll or just chilling out. At 2pm we will be visiting the Garden of Mrs Natalie Finch, called Rosemary, the garden appeared on Gardeners World back in 1997. Here we will have tea, and a tour of the garden and all the wonderful roses leaving for home at 4pm.

The cost of the trip is £25 which includes cost of the gardens and tea at Rosemary, all other costs will be subsidised by the club. Contact me using the form provided in ‘get in touch’. The deadline for replies is the 7th March. Pick up’s will be Yarmouth Rd, opposite Gunton St Peter’s Ave, 8.45am and the Co-op at Ashburnham rd, 9am arriving about 10.30am.

Book Table

We have had a large donation of Gardening books, so we have decided to have a book table at our meetings where members can purchase  a book for a donation to the club.

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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