SUMMER SUNFLOWER TRAIL

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.

SUMMER SHOW CANCELLED

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 Memoriam

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.

PLANT SALE

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.

OUR VIRTUAL SPRING SHOW

Here are a selection of photographs of spring plants and gardens sent in by our members in the absence of this year’s Spring Show. We hope that you enjoy them.

Muscari
Polyanthus
Primroses
Pulmonaria
viola
white muscari
Iberis
euphorbia
dwarf tulip
dorinicum
chionodoxa pink giant
bergenia
Marsh Marigold
Viburnum
spring flowers
a selection of cacti and succulents
Auricula collection
tulips
a beautiful spring border
double daffodils
spot the gnome!
Marsh Marigolds
Snakes head fritillary
Members’ daffodils – ‘Rainbow’
a close up of Rainbow daffodils
fritillary
primrose
a spring selection
spring blossom
Pieris Japonica
a close up of the beautiful leaves
pink primula
a beautiful clematis
A spring border
one happy chicken!
Flowering quince
violas
Skimmia Kew Green
Hellebores
A spring selection
Pansies
Violas
A beautiful speckled hellebore
primula
violas
Hellebore
primula
Forsythia
cyclamen
Camellia
Some more members’ bulbs – ‘Rainbow’
a selection of primula
purple primroses
Another happy chicken!
a stunning tulip
daffodils naturalising
a colourful camellia
hyacinth
multi-headed daffodils
Anemone
Cowslips
Spring colour in a pot
beautiful hellebore
a spring selection
Pulsatilla Vulgaris – Pasque Flower
Trillium
A stunning Camellia
Primula
Spring colour
Multi-headed daffodils
ready for the show!
a stunning succulent
Clivia
A colourful spot!
A lovely mixture
Primula denticulata
a beautiful pot of multi-headed daffodils
Some more members’ daffodils, well timed to be in flower for Show Day!