Unfortunately this year’s Summer Show has had to be cancelled, in line with Government guidance and social distancing rules. However, we would still love to create a sunflower trail around Lowdham village this summer, building on the work that Angela Granfield has been doing over the past couple of years. Earlier this spring, we planted a variety of sunflowers called Teddy Bear which we have recently been planting and distributing around the village. We ask that if possible, you plant sunflowers out in your front gardens so that people walking by get to enjoy them too. The ‘Salt and Light Community Group’ have also given out hundreds of sunflower seeds for people to grow, so we know that a lot of people are already doing this.
Please join us in brightening up Lowdham together and helping to make everyone smile.
Sadly, we have had to make the decision to cancel this year’s Summer Show. With current guidance and social distancing rules, we cannot see any way that we could safely and successfully run the show. We will try and run some virtual activities and competitions instead, so please keep looking after those show potatoes!
It is a real shame as we know most people’s gardens have received more attention this year than ever before and if you are anything like us you are growing all sorts of vegetables and fruit too.
Hopefully we can return even bigger and better for our Summer Show in 2021.
In recent weeks, the death has occurred of one of our Life Members, Joan Jervis. Joan was an active member of Lowdham Horticultural Society for many years until she moved away from Lowdham to live in Lincolnshire. Renowned for her baking, she won the cup on several occasions. She also ran Lowdham Brownies and was lollipop lady at the crossing near the Magna Charta for many years. She died peacefully in a nursing home aged 87.
This year we have had to run our annual plant sale online. We have contacted our members and processed their orders. We still have some bedding plants, vegetables and tomatoes that can be ordered by anyone who lives locally to Lowdham. If you would like an order form and details of how to place an order with us please contact us via the website.