Early spring news from the Chairman

Following on from the appropriately themed ‘Bog Gardens’ talk at one of the wettest times of the year, we offer you this engaging speaker:

Wednesday February 28th at 7.30pm – TALK by Helen Kearney ‘Hedgerow Medicine’

Helen studied for a BSc in herbal medicine and lives on a 5.5 acre off-grid smallholding where she grows herbs and makes medicines and products for sale. Hedgerow medicine is a look at the uses of common plants growing in the hedges and edges, what you can make and what conditions it can be used to treat. Find out more at www.elderfarm.co.uk

Competition for summer show:

One potato tuber, grown in a container, both of which will be supplied by the Committee. The numbered container and potato will be available for purchase (£2.50) at the February meeting of the Society, and then from Committee members until all sold. No other containers will be acceptable. To be emptied at the show and judged on quality and weight.

Sponsored by River Cottage. Two Prizes will be awarded: one for the greatest weight of potatoes; the second for best quality crop, judged by Will Livingstone of River Cottage.

Future dates for your diary:

  • Our first outing is on March 13th (Tuesday) to NT Killerton, Exeter.
  • Wednesday March 28th 2018 at  7.30pm – TALK & WORKSHOP – ‘Willow Weaving’ with Jennie Knight of JK Willows nr Axminster. You need to book for this one! Includes the Chairman’s spring-flowering bulb competition.

See the Events and Outings pages on the web site for more details.

Special offer for Society members

Ashridge Nurseries are currently offering a 10% discount for members of gardening clubs, groups, and horticultural societies. Why not visit the Ashridge website for a lot of useful advice about all manner of gardening topics, as well as your chance to save?

The 10% discount code is HORT10 (you can enter this at the checkout stage).