Needless to say, our current schedule of outings and talks is on hold. Here is a quick summary:
- Plant Sale 16 May cancelled
- Summer Flower and Produce Show 11 July cancelled
- Lavender theme and 2020 schedule of classes will be used in 2021
- Potato in a Bucket competition 2020 may run
- Talks and trips will recommence when venues reopen
- Expanded Autumn Show expected
- New look newsletter with member input to keep us in touch short term (sign up here)
Plant Sale and Summer Show – keep growing those potatoes!
With regret we have decided to cancel the Spring Plant Sale on 16 May and the Summer Flower and Produce Fair on 11 July, given the 12-week ‘shielding’ timeframe for coronavirus.
Summer Show exhibitors will be contacted by the show organisers. Winners of trophies at last year’s show may keep their trophies until 31 May 2021. We shall be using the theme of Lavender and this year’s schedule of classes for next year’s show, so on the plus side there will be plenty of time to plan and prepare entries!
Society members who have purchased tubers for the Potato in a Bucket competition are urged to keep their potatoes fed and watered. It is hoped that the Society will be able to run this competition in some form during the summer. Keep an eye out for news in our monthly newsletter and on our poster sites.
Expanded Autumn Show
The Society hopes to run an expanded Autumn Show later in the year. As many people will be spending more time in their gardens this summer we hope there may be some excellent exhibits ready for showing in the autumn. Further details will be published later in the summer.
Talks and trips
The Society’s programme of talks and trips will recommence as soon as Uplyme Village Hall reopens and gardens are open again to visit. We’ll get in touch with members when we have positive news on dates. Any trips or talks that have to be cancelled will be rebooked. If anyone has paid for trips beyond April, the organisers will be in touch with you.
Keeping you in touch
We shall keep the situation under regular review so that we can react to any changes in circumstances. Our monthly newsletter will be a key way to keep in touch and we will be changing its format for the short term. We will be asking for contributions from members of photographs, tips, recipes and other gardening related items. More details will follow in the next newsletter.