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Events & Workshops

Spring Show 25th March.

If you have already studied your schedule you will see that we have some new classes this year. This will enable more people to enter the Cut Flower Classes. We have a class for One Stem of Daffodil We all should be able to enter that one. Another new class is for One Stem of Tulip. You can enter any variety at all in these classes. Let’s see how diverse we can get. We also have more classes in the Fruit & Vegetable section., so let’s try to make it a real celebration of Spring. Please remember that if the vase on the table is not the right size for your exhibit, you can easily change it. Just help yourself to one that is the correct size and makes you happy.

Annual General Meeting

Saturday 1st April Walberton Pavilion 10.30

Coffee and cake will be served from 10.15. This also gives you time to renew your subscription and collect your new Schedule. The Annual Awards will also be made. These are the

1. R. Heume Memorial Cup for the most points awarded in the Cut Flower Classes

2. G.C. (Bill) Bailey Memorial Salver awarded for the most points in the Vegetable Classes.

3. The Joan Jackson Memorial Trophy, awarded for the most points for the Floral Art Classes

It is all to play for at the moment as the points awarded in the Spring Show count towards these Trophies, so let’s all get busy and make it a real competition this year.

Progress The Committee have been working hard and making good progress with various tasks. We have updated the vases for the Cut Flower Classes, so things should be looking a lot smarter at the next show. We have also managed to purchase ten new small tables. These were urgently needed as we had run out of tables at the last two shows. The new Schedule has been drawn up and is ready to go to print ready for you to collect at the AGM on the 1st April.


Dates for your Diary – Future Shows and Events.

Exbury Gardens Tuesday 9thMay
Denmans Gardens Wednesday 7th June
Summer Show Saturday 8th July (Summer Show, Dog Show & Fete)
Autumn Show Saturday 16th September.
Hilliers Gardens (Romsey) Tuesday 26th September


Jobs to do in your garden in March

If you have not pruned your roses yet there is still time. This will encourage more flowers.

Now is the time to plant summer flowering bulbs, such as iris, Gladiolus and Lilies. (Cats are allergic to lilies, so be careful). You can plant this is containers & borders.

Make sure your climbing roses are securely tied to wall or fence, ready for flowering.

For Bean growers, remember not to get carried away and plant them too early. End of April is plenty soon enough.

You can now start sowing your carrots, radishes and parsnips. Parsnips take ages to germinate, so allow plenty of time for them.

Now is the time to divide your Daylilies & Agapathus.

Looking forward to seeing you and your wonderful exhibits at the Spring Show.

Thank you all for your continued support.
Your Committee Liz Hewson, Brenda Bailey, Ann Cannings, Sue Atkins & Douglas Callander

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.


Contact details for Brenda Bailey

01243 551481 or 07881552980






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March Newsletter

Spring Show Schedule 
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The "Annual General Meeting"

will be held on Saturday April 1st, in

Walberton Pavillion at 10.30am

This is your opportunity to pay your annual subscription of £6.00 and to collect your new and exciting Schedule. The Pavilion will be open from 10.15, when Coffee & Cake will be served.
Members will shortly be sent...
1. Notice of AGM
2. Agenda
3. Minutes from the previous AGM
4. Constitution.
The Financial Statement will follow.

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