|Convenor: Jane Cudlipp|
|Date: 2nd Thursday of the month|
|Time: 2pm to 4pm|
|No Waiting List and Guests Welcome|
|Venue: Blyburgate Hall, Blyburgate, Beccles, NR34 9FT|
|Admission £2.00 (members and guests) to cover the hire of the hall, speakers and refreshments|
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WELCOME TO THE GARDENING GROUP
The monthly Gardening Group meetings, which are held on the second Thursday of each month, are informal, friendly and fun. The content varies from illustrated presentations by recognised experts in the field of horticulture, and beyond, as well as lively discussions within the group.
Members are encouraged to participate by sharing their gardening experience with each other and to create their own decorative wreath at Christmas.
As many of us find it very difficult to throw away healthy plants, our solution is to hold an annual plant fair when we bring along our surplus stock to share with others.
Guests are always very welcome at the Gardening Group meetings.
The Gardening Group Team,
Jane Cudlipp, Mary Shaheen and Lynda Ayres
Note: Guests: (i.e. those who are not Beccles U3A members) are very welcome to come along, however we ask you to join Beccles U3A after attending two meetings.
Please note that we kindly request that all attendees, Beccles U3A members and guests, pay the entrance fee to enable us to maintain the high quality of speakers, hall hire and refreshments.
JANUARY - NO MEETING
'We're Dark' as they say in the theatre, so no meeting, just some homework instead .... if you could only have one tree, shrub, flower or vegetable in your garden, what would you choose? Give this some serious thought please.
FEBRUARY 13 - Name Your February Valentine
Please bring your January homework, forgotten already? You were to choose your favourite tree, shrub, flower or vegetable. Now is your chance to tell us about your choice.
MARCH 12 - Back to the Fuchsia
Kristopher Harper, of Harper & Debbage, fuchsia wholesalers and RHS Hampton Court silver medallist, shares his passion for this fascinating plant in timely fashion as our thoughts turn to Spring.
APRIL - Right Plant, Right Place - ecologically speaking
Neill Ludmon, freelance garden designer says this is the simplest idea with the greatest impact for your garden. Neill spent 13 years teaching design at the prestigious Capel Manor College, London.
MAY 14 - Annual Plant Fair
Members share their garden bounty. Mary Shaheen enlivens the proceedings when she gets down dirty to discuss and demonstrate the gentle art of propagation.
JUNE 11 - Year Round Colour in the Garden
Helen Worville of Helen's 4 Season Plants will demonstrate how to achieve this holy grail of gardeners' right before your very eyes using actual plants ... see how her garden grows, amazing.
JULY 9 - Annual Garden Party
Can you believe it, this is our SIXTH!! The Gardening Group Team will welcome all into the garden of Stepping Hill House, strawberries and cream, Prosecco and Elderflower Presse. Please join us.
AUGUST 13 - How to Simlify your Garden
Freelance garden designer Guy Barker AKA 'The Naked Gardener'gained his alias by advocating a pared down approach to gardening - lower maintenance, great rewards ....win,win!
SEPTEMBER - The Magical World of Nature and Plants
Ellen May, horticulture co-ordinator for the Royal Norfolk Show, talks about the extraordinary way plants communicate and survive and how this intrinsically linked to our well being.
OCTOBER 8 Embrace Indoor Gardening
Think you’ll agree house plants are having a moment. Now that gardens are winding down it’s time to think about indoor landscaping. Local grower George of Earsham Hall shows and tells.
NOVEMBER 12 - English Landscape Gardening
Neill Ludmon who holds an MA in garden history, tells how early landscape designers used their spades as paint brushes creating masterpieces that were considered one of the greatest artistic achievements.
DECEMBER 10 - Christmas Wreath Workshop
A happy chatty festive start to the holidays. Wreath forms and ribbons supplied along with expert advice and demonstrations. PLEASE BRING EVERGREEN FOLIAGE,SEED HEADS, HOLLY etc.etc. Mince pies and fun for all.