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Events & Workshops






We are delighted that Sweet Pea expert Roger Parsons is coming to teach us all how to grow Sweet Peas. This event will take place on Saturday 11th February 2.30 in the Small Village Hall. Please contact Brenda Bailey to book your place. Members Free Non-Members £5.00 on 551481 or 07881552980 or

In the Garden – 


  Jobs to do in your garden in January:

  • As long as the ground is not waterlogged or frozen you can plant bare-root shrubs, roses and ornamental trees.

  • Take hardwood cutting of shrubs such as willows and forsythia.

  • Soon the Snowdrops will be appearing, so when they have finished flowering you can lift and divide the clumps up and replant them or maybe pass them on to a friend or neighbour.

  • Check the hellebores for black spot on the leaves. Remove the affected leaves. If you have alpines, make sure that the fallen leaves have not smothered them. It is time to prune fruit trees, if you have not already done this.

Jobs to do in the garden over the Winter

  • On rainy days, get out the seed catalogues and cheer yourself by making your selections for next year. I have noticed that there are quite a few new varieties around now for us to experiment with.

  • Lift dahlia tubers after the first frost, let them dry and then store them in a cool dry place.

  • Keep an eye on the night temperatures are you may need to get the greenhouse heater out.

  • Make sure that you have insulated the greenhouse and moved all you plants that need protecting into it.

  • Protect frost-hardy plants like agapanthus with a tick mulch.

  • Wait until after the first frosts to lift and store your parsnips etc.

  • Increase your stock of plants by taking hardwood cuttings.

  • Insulate outdoor taps.

  • Clean spare pots ready for next year, as well as all garden tools

  • Take advantage on dry and not frosty days to plant dare-rooted roses etc

  • Prune apple and pear trees.

Other News-

Please don't forget that we are always open to new ideas and suggestions not matter how great or small and offers of help are always welcome.

Happy Gardening.

From your Committee

Liz Hewson – Brenda Bailey – Ann Cannings – Douglas Callander – Sue Atkins.


Contact details for Brenda Bailey

01243 551481 or 07881552980






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