Events & Workshops
Summer Show & Dog Show
Saturday 2nd July 2022
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MORE NEW EVENTS FOR 2022
LEONARDSLEE GARDENS TUESDAY 24TH MAY. This is fast approaching. Thank you to everyone who has paid for this event. If however you have not paid your deposit of £10,
I would be most grateful if you could please let me have it as soon as possible. The remaining £17.00 needs to be with me by the 17th May. We will be leaving from the bus stop by the Parade of Shops at 1pm. And then making our return journey leaving Leaonardslee at 4.30. For those of you who have given me your contact details thank you and please may I remind everyone else that if you cold please let me have your mobile phone number and another contact number for you I would be most grateful. The coach company insist on this as part of their insurance.
BIG SUMMER FLOWER SHOW & DOG SHOW
Our Annual Summer Flower show & Dog Show will be held on Saturday 2nd July. 2pm
The hall will be open for staging your exhibits from 9am – 10.30. Let’s try to make it even better that it was last year. Please bring all of your friends, neighbours and relatives to share the joy of our flower show exhibits. The Dog Show will also commence at 2pm. More details for that next month.
There are lots of other events that are going on during May. Here are just a few that you might consider.
7th May Felpham Allotments & Gardens Society – Plant Sale – Entrance via Felpham Way – 10.00 – 2pm
8th May Sussex Snowdrop Walk round Arundel Park. 1 or 5 mile beautiful walk 8th May Lavant Horticultural Society Plant Sale – Memorial Hall 2pm -Free
8th May Specialist Spring Plant Fair – Borde Hill Gardens 10-3pm
14th/15th May Country Show & Horse Trials at Firle Place
14th /15th May Paws in the Park Dog Event – Ardingly
14th May Oving Scarecrow Day Trail 12.30-5.30pm with live music.
21st May Arundel Farmers Market
21st May Burpham Church & Village Fete – Recreation Ground 1.30
21st May Easebourne Gardens & Allotment Society – Easebourne Priory –
Big Plant Sale 10.00-12.00
26th May Felpham & Middleton Horticultural society – Cannas & Gingers - Illustrated Talk – 7.30 St. Mary’s Centre Felpham.
29th May Bignor Village Fete – Bignor Park 12.00 – 17.00 Entrance £3.00
In the Garden – Jobs to do this month.
Jobs to do in the garden in May
Once the frosts are over, it’s time to plant out the dahlias and fill pots with colourful summer bedding.
Harden off indoor-grown young plants for a week or two before planting them out, popping them outside during the day and bringing them back in at night.
Be water wise – water plants early in the morning or in the evening, and install a rainwater butt.
Mow your lawn regularly and use edging shears to trim border edges.
Check for nests before trimming hedges - remember that it’s illegal to disturb nesting birds.
Flowers and borders
Wait until tulip, daffodil and bluebell foliage has died back before cutting. You can also lift and divide spring bulbs and replant them elsewhere for next season, and give your summer bulbs room to flourish.
Water container plants regularly and feed fortnightly. Geraniums and other flowering plants will appreciate a high-potash feed once they start to bloom.
In the veg garden
Earth up your early potatoes to maximise the yield.
Sow salad crops every couple of weeks to get a continuous supply going.
Sow courgettes, runner beans and french beans in pots ready to plant out next month.
Sow basil seeds in pots on a sunny windowsill, and coriander seeds outdoors.
Towards the end of the month, start hardening off tomato plants ready for planting outdoors in June.
From your Committee
Liz Hewson – Brenda Bailey – Ann Cannings – Douglas Callander – Sue Atkins.
Contact details for Brenda Bailey
01243 551481 or 07881552980