This year’s Summer Show is fast approaching. The schedule and entry form can be downloaded from our website www.lowdhamhortsoc.org.uk. Paper copies will be available at various shops in the Lowdham and Burton Joyce over the next few days.
As usual, we will be setting up the marquee etc on the afternoon of Sunday 28th August so any help then, or for an hour or two at the Show on the Monday, would be much appreciated.
Enjoy the sunshine and your gardens
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.
Just a reminder that this Friday, 8th January we are hosting the social with the History Society, 7.30pm at the Village Hall. We shall we putting on a selection of quizzes and have invited John and Gail Summerfield (who presented our December talk) to run one of these – which should be fun! As we are hosting we ask members of LHS to bring along something savoury or sweet to form part of a light buffet. The Horticultural Society will be providing drinks, so no need to bring these.
I would also like to remind you that our next Coach visit is to Harrogate Spring Show on Sunday 24th April. We are able to buy cheaper tickets in advance so the cost of the trip is very reasonable at £20 for members and £24 for non-members (this includes transport and entry into the show). It would be great to take a coach full and all are welcome. I will bring a sheet for people to sign up at the social and ask for payment well in advance as the tickets need to be pre-purchased.
Hoping to see lots of you on Friday evening.
Unfortunately we are not holding an Apple Day this year, as some of the key organisers have other commitments. All should be back to normal next year!
Thanks for all your enquiries and interest.
Just a note to say thank you as your help and support was very much appreciated on Sunday and Monday.
Despite the poor weather the show was enjoyed by all that visited and it was nice to see new exhibitors this year with the addition particularly of the Hawks of Steele.
It is lovely that you were prepared to commit to be involved and give up a day to help us. Those who shifted, lifted, poured tea, coffee and offered cake, directed, delegated, cleared up, cleaned down, collected money and got wet.
I would also like to thank those of you who entered the classes, as without the exhibits themselves there would be nothing to look at.
- The cultivating and nurturing of all those flowers, plants, fruit and vegetables is a yearlong mammoth task involving expertise and knowledge. Thanks for sharing!
- To grandparents, mums and dads, thank you for encouraging your young people to enter
- To the cooks and bakers and jam makers! Thanks for slaving over a hot stove – it was definitely a feast for the eyes!
- Floral Art – always a talking point – but we need more
- Those crafty people creating the beautiful handicrafts – amazing! Again…. let’s have more!
- ….. and all those fabulous photographs
Well done to all of you. You are very important. Looking forward to 2015
On behalf of the Society I would like to say a big thank you to anyone who was involved in organising, helped at, entered in or attended our Summer Show yesterday. The weather did not behave, but despite that the show all ran smoothly! It was great to see all the entries and that so many people turned up to support us in the rain.
Thanks to all those members who renewed their membership at the show. If you didn’t get chance please send your £10 to Christine soon and she will give you details of this year’s exciting programme of events. Our first talk of the year is on Friday 19th September, so hope to see many of you then.
Tomorrow we have our evening visit to Acorn Farm, the home of Andrew Parsons, the speaker who gave an excellent talk ‘Farming with Wildlife’ earlier in spring. We are meeting at 6.30pm at Village Hall to share transport or 7pm at the farm at Sutton on Trent. NG23 6RT (www.acornfarmvisits.co.uk).
Also we have a few spaces left on the COACH TRIP TO EASTON WALLED GARDEN on Sunday 13th July. We will be leaving from Lowdham at approximately 10am and travelling there by coach, where we can spend time visiting the gardens, relaxing with a picnic or enjoying a spot of lunch in their café! All are welcome and the cost of the trip is £12 to members and £16 to non members. This price covers both the transport and entry to the gardens.
Please contact me if you are interested in, or require more information about, either trip.
Nicola Macdonald 9665201 or via the website
EVENING VISIT TO ACORN FARM
On the evening of Friday 27th June we are visiting the home of Andrew Parsons, the speaker who gave an excellent talk ‘Farming with Wildlife’ earlier this spring. We are meeting at 6.30pm at Village Hall to share transport or 7pm at the farm at Sutton on Trent. NG23 6RT (www.acornfarmvisits.co.uk).
COACH TRIP TO EASTON WALLED GARDEN
On Sunday 13th July, we are heading 40 minutes down the A1 to see the stunning sweet peas and wander around the beautiful grounds at Easton Walled Garden (www.eastonwalledgardens.co.uk). We will be leaving from Lowdham at approximately 10am and travelling there by coach, where we can spend time visiting the gardens, relaxing with a picnic or enjoying a spot of lunch in their café!
All are welcome and the cost of the trip is £12 to members and £16 to non members. This price covers both the transport and entry to the gardens. We are hoping keeping our fingers crossed for a lovely sunny day.
If you would like more details or to join either visit, don’t hesitate to contact me via the website or 9665201
Thank you to everyone who contributed in any way towards the plant sale today – growing and donating plants, selling and buying.
It was a great success. We had the most plants that we have ever had to sell and lots of happy customers, who can be seen enjoying the lovely weather. The summer bedding plants, vegetable plants, herbs, shrubs and perennials were of high quality.
This Saturday is our plant sale from 9am to 11am in Lowdham Village Hall car park. There will be vegetable plants, bedding plants, annuals and perennials available – all at a reasonable price. Donations of plants are always welcome!
We had another excellent talk last week entitled ‘Farming with Wildlife’. The speaker, Andrew Parsons, farms 180 acres of arable and pastoral land at Acorn Farm, Sutton on Trent. It was a very interesting talk and many people commented upon the high quality of Andrew’s photographs.
We have arranged to visit the farm on Friday 27th June as a follow up to the talk. We will meet at the farm for a 7pm start, or 6.30 at Lowdham Village Hall, to share transport.