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Wickham Skeith Gardening Club

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ALL MEETINGS HELD IN WICKHAM SKEITH VILLAGE HALL UNLESS INDICATED OTHERWISE

 

 

NO MEETING IN AUGUST

TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 2019 7:30PM

After an interesting summer of visits and outings we will be back in the village hall this evening.   We hope you will join us to hear what will be a very interesting talk by Chris Mead on Beekeeping.    Members £1/Non-members £3.

TUESDAY 22 OCTOBER 2019 7:30PM

If you’ve ever wondered exactly what that is chomping away happily on your prized flowers then this is the meeting for you.  Dr Ian Bedford will be telling us all about Garden Bugs.  Members £1/Non-members £3.

 

 

 

 

 




~ W I C K H A M   S K E I T H   P R O D U C E   S H O W ~

 

 

This year’s show will be held on Saturday 24thAugust.  There is something for everyone so even if you aren’t a gardener so please do try and put something in.

Show Categories

 

Vegetables & Fruit

 

 

5 Runner Beans

 1 Cabbage

 5 Tomatoes

 Herb bunch (min 4 types)

3 White Onions

 3 Dessert Apples

 3 Courgettes

 Humorous Vegetable

4 Shallots

 5 Plums

 1 Marrow

2 Sweet Corn

4 Potatoes

Longest Runner Bean

 1 Lettuce

4 Red Onions

3 Beetroot

1 squash

 1 Cucumber

 

3 Carrots

 Mixed Veg box (min 6 varieties)

 

 

Cookery & Preserves

 

 

Victoria Jam Sponge

6 pieces of shortbread

   Jar of Jam

 

Bottle of Homemade     Booze

Seasonal Fruit Pie

6 fruit scones

   Jar of Marmalade

 

White or Brown Loaf

6 sausage rolls

   Jar of Chutney

 

 

 

 

 

Hobbies & Craft

 

 

 

Oil or acrylic

Embroideredpiece

 Wildlife Photograph

 

Pencil Sketch

Knitted or crochet piece

 Felted piece

 

Watercolour

Hand sewn item

 

 

Flowers & Plants

 

 

5 Stems of Dahlias – to incl 3 varieties

Vase of mixed perennials

5 Stems of Perennials – to incl 3 varieties

Vase of Mixed Fragrant Flowers

a Sunflower Stem

5 Stems of Annuals

Hedgerow/wildflower arrangement

a Single Rose

 

Small Flower Arrangement (6in or under)

Eggs

 

 

 

3 Brown Eggs

 

 

 

3 White Eggs

 

 

 

3 Bantam Eggs

 

 

 

3 Coloured Eggs

 

 

 

           

 

Juniors can enter all categories but will be judged separately.

Village Hall opens between 10.30 and 11.30am on Show day for exhibitors.

Judging at 12 noon. Hall will be closed during judging.

Show open to public at 2.30pm. Prize giving and sale at 3.15pm.

All remaining exhibits should be removed by 4.30 pm on the show day.

Please note that the Organisers are not liable for any loss or damage to exhibits

 

 

 

 

Wickham skeith produce show

Sat 24th Aug 2019

 

 

 

 

ENTRY FORM

 

NAME:

 

ADDRESS:

 

Junior Entry   Yes/No                         10 or under Yes/No                            11-16 Yes/No

 

Entry fee per class:       20p Adult.             10p Junior

 

Section

Class Number

Description

Entry for sale? Y/N

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RULES

 

  1. With the exception of the junior classes which are bound by age all classes are open to villagers and non-villagers, young and not so young, beginners and experienced
  2. Exhibits that have won prizes in any other show are EXCLUDED
  3. Produce and flowers must be home grow
  4. Pot plants must have been in the exhibitor’s ownership for at least 8 months
  5. All entries in the cookery classes must be homemade
  6. All craft entries must be handmade and not previously entered in this show
  7. Photographs should not be digitally enhanced

 

Please return completed entry forms with the correct entry fee to:

Carol Galsworthy, 2 Kitchen Close, 766964, by Thursday 22nd Aug.

Late entries may be accepted at organiser’s discretion

Please click HERE to download the entry form

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 About our gardening club

Our gardening club was set up in the summer of 2012 by a group of villagers who were interested in learning more about horticulture. We aim to promote an interest in gardening through our opening meetings offering talks and demonstrations, as well as visits to gardens and nurseries.

Our annual programmes are varied and we try to include visits to gardens, national collections and specialist nurseries as well as talks on all aspects of plants and gardening.

One of our first visits was to Fernatix at Stoke Ash, they are holders of 50 RHS gold medals including quite a few from Chelsea, so many in fact that they are displayed on the walls of the toilet! We usually have a couple of local evening visits per year where we have had a private tour of Foggy Bottom at Blooms, a tour of the facilities at Howard's Nurseries showing how they produce their plants, a look around the national lilac and campanula collections as well as NGS gardens.

We also have one or two full day trips each year which go a little further  afield. Our first trip was to gardeners world live at the NEC, whilst this went down well we have found that our members prefer something not so far afield so we have recently visited Angelsea Abbey to see the winter gardens, Fairhaven Woodland Garden, RHS Hyde Hall and Somerleyton Hall where our coach conked out just as it turned into the drive and blocked all the traffic behind it!

Speakers have included specialists on trees, perennials, roses, garden design, colour, pruning, pests and useful creature – the list goes on – suffice to say that if you have any interest in gardening there will be something you like. In 2016 we organised a talk by Bob Flowerdew from BBC’s gardeners question time. The hall was packed to capacity and Bob talked and answered questions for over 2 hours.

Keep an eye on the monthly newsletter to check what's on.

The club also runs the plant stall for the village fete and organise the annual produce show at the end of August.

We meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month either in the village hall, during autumn and winter, or at local venues for our visits.

Everyone is welcome, either as a member for just £10 per annum, or as a guest. Our membership has grown over the years to include people from surrounding villages and a few from further afield and currently stands at 37.

If you would like to know more please contact Rosie Bassett at rosemary.bassett@btopenworld.com