October events – Quiz and Show

We’ve had to reconsider a lot of the planned programme especially with increased Government restrictions and the lack of public venues, but we still have some things in store for you.

General knowledge quiz

Our first event in October is a Zoom quiz on Wednesday 21st. Jim Moseley will be our quizmaster and has a range of devious categories to test your little grey cells. The quiz is general so you don’t need to know the name of a single plant!  Why not join with other members of your household, or even pit your wits against them for a bit of fun.  Please join at 7pm using the following link https://zoom.us/j/95077138728?pwd=ajBPUlhsTkFmWUJkTDcyTUhMaVVnQT09
 so that we can start promptly at 7.15pm. The quiz will last for 1.5 hours. Bring paper and pen for your answers.
If you would like an introduction to Zoom or need a refresher, there will be a half hour introductory session on Tuesday 20th from 5.30-6pm. Please contact tricia@thegardenersblacksmith.co.uk if you would like to join this session.

Autumn Show

On October 22nd, entries open for our virtual autumn show. We have eight classes: 

  1. Autumn flowers – displayed or growing
  2. Autumn table decoration – floral or craft
  3. Home grown fruit, displayed or growing
  4. Home grown autumn vegetables, displayed or growing
  5. Hedgerow harvest
  6. Apple cake – whole cake and with a slice from the centre
  7. Carved pumpkin
  8. Photography – images of autumn. 

Please email landscape (horizontal) photographs to tricia@thegardenersblacksmith.co.uk, with your name, class of entry and, if you wish, a title. Submissions should be made between Thursday 22nd and Sunday 25th October. The show galleries will go live here on Wednesday 28th October.

We’re asking all our members and supporters to send in at least one photo to make this a worthwhile event! The classes are broad in nature and we’ve made it as easy as possible to enter. All you have to do is take one snapshot before the closing date to send to us. You don’t even have to arrange your flowers or produce as you can send photographs of entries that are growing or displayed. And there’s plenty of opportunity to be creative with classes such as ‘Hedgerow harvest’ and ‘Images of autumn’.