Hello everyone, and at last, it looks like we might be in for some better gardening weather for September – fingers crossed.
Our members here at Amberley Gardening Club are making the most of getting out in the garden – always plenty of work to do, pruning, mowing, deadheading, watering, planting, and sowing – t’was ever thus. As a wise person once said: “A garden is a thing of beauty, and a job forever”! (Apologies to Lord Byron).
Some members have been thinking about what they might enter into the local annual garden shows. Rosemary is hoping to win a prize for her biggest courgette, which has now become a marrow, and she would like there to be a new category – Most Interesting Vegetable. She has managed to grow a potato that resembles a duck, another shaped like a heart and her third, and most convincingly shaped potato is a dear little bunny rabbit – which she has named Charlotte of course!
This is just part of the fun group you could join via our club WhatsApp group where members share both serious and jokey advice together with pictures of gardens they have visited, and their own beautiful gardens.
This last month has seen Christopher visit Upton Castle Gardens near Pembroke, and Sue visited Bourton House Gardens near Moreton-in-Marsh, together with those at nearby Chastleton House. All well worth a visit. Matthew generously shared his excess of purple bearded iris rhizomes, so several members will look forward to a bounty of flowers next year.
So, if you would like to join us here at Amberley Gardening Club, you can get further details by emailing our erstwhile chairman Christopher via Christo.email@example.com for details of membership and our programme of autumn, winter and spring talks. We usually meet on the second Thursday of the month at Amberley Parish Room (under the church). Drinks and chat from 7.30pm followed by a talk at 8pm, with Q&A session, and wrap up around 9pm. You are welcome to come along as a guest or join as a member – further details from Christopher, as above.
Our October talk is what might be a controversial subject – Peat Free Compost by Thorold Cox and in November, we welcome Vanessa Berridge who will talk about the NGS gardens of Gloucestershire.
We look forward to welcoming you very soon.