Meetings & Events

OCTOBER MEETING

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 19:30

Hello Fellow Gardeners,

Now the weather has turned I am back indoors catching up on 'office work'.

As per my earlier email not surprisingly we have had to cancel our October Town Hall meeting, but I am pleased to advise you that for our replacement on-line meeting I have arranged for Dr. Tony Leech, Norfolk County Recorder of Fungi, to give us a talk entitled 'Fungal Friends and Foes', which will describe the role of fungi in our gardens.

Tony has given the Club a number of lively talks over the years and no doubt this will be no exception.

As normal I will send a WebEx invitation and when I do I will send a separate email asking you to confirm whether you have received the invitation or not.

Our meeting will start at 7.30pm (however, please try and log-on at anytime between 7.15-7.30) with Tony giving his talk at 7.45pm, followed by questions and then (if we have time) as in the past, we will open it up to all members to:-

'Show and Tell' (anything or plants of the moment that they are proud of),

'Plant Identification' (we all have plants that we don't know the name of, either we have thrown away the label or they have just popped up and we can't find them on the net - but I am sure that someone in the club will probably know exactly what they are)

'Questions Regarding any Gardening Problems'.

If you could please send any photos to me in advance, as I will then, during the meeting, share with the group when you are ready to talk, therefore eliminating the need for you to learn how to bring up the photo or photos yourself.

I am sure you will not want to miss this talk and if you haven't joined us before for an on-line meeting I would urge you to do so this time.

Location:

On-Line

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

OCTOBER MEETING

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 19:30

Dear Garden Club Members,

It will not come as a surprise that our October meeting at the Town Hall is now cancelled, BUT we will have an on-line meeting on 20 October and I will post details when a speaker has been booked.

Our on-line meeting on Tuesday was very good with Joe Whitehead, Head Gardener at Burghley giving us a very informative, fascinating and very amusing insight into the history of the gardens. He also provided us with a presentation on the work he and his team have carried out during his 3 year tenure. The talk has definitely whetted our appetite to hopefully organise a club visit next year (COVID permitting!)

Watch this space for details of next months speaker.

Location:

on-line

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

OCTOBER MEETING CANCELLED

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 19:45

Johnny Walkers

‘The A-Z of Bulbs’

Johnny has worked at Taylors Bulbs for more than 25 years. Johnny is known as having the “Midas Touch” for his huge haul of awards at both Chelsea and Harrogate flower shows, where he has racked up 23 consecutive Chelsea Gold Medals and numerous Premier Awards at the Harrogate Flower Show for displays of multiple daffodil varieties, many of which are flowering out of season.

Also:

Autumn Bag Sale

Please bring surplus plants in one or more bags to be sold at £1 per bag.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

NOVEMBER MEETING

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 19:45

Jane Steward

‘The Wonderful Medlar, Our Forgotten Fruit’

Jane is owner of Eastgate Larder, specialist grower and producer of medlar preserves. Jane will talk about her passion for reviving the medlar and the orchard they have planted at Eastgate.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

DECEMBER MEETING

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 19:00

Tuesday December 8th Or 15th (to be confirmed)

It’s Christmas Party Time, starts at 7pm. 

 

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

JANUARY MEETING

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 19:45

Will Fitch

‘Badgers, Ecosystem Diversifiers’

Will of the The Norfolk Badger Trust will look at badger ecology, how they impact on other species, as well as the impact badgers have on people AND GARDENS! The talk will be light-hearted and a little humorous in places

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

FEBRUARY MEETING

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 19:45

Professor Tom Williamson

‘Humphry Repton and his Norfolk Parks and Gardens’

Tom is a Professor of History at the UEA and is a landscape historian and landscape archaeologist. He is currently involved with the Gardens Trusts of Hertfordshire and Norfolk in researching the work of the designer Humphry Repton in these two counties.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

MARCH MEETING

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 19:45

Bob Coutts

‘Gardening for Spring’

Bob, who is a professional gardener and retired Head Gardener at Somerleyton Hall, has a wealth of horticultural knowledge and has given many talks to the Gardening Club on numerous subjects. Back by popular demand the ‘talk’ (which, from past experience, will be very hands-on and descriptive) is very apt for this time of year.

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

APRIL MEETING & AGM

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 19:30

AGM at 7.30 followed by:

Martyn Davey

‘The Allotment and Vegetable Growing’

This talk should prove very popular as many members and guests not only grow vegetables but also operate allotment plots. The talk will not only be of interest to vegetable growers as Martyn focuses on soil and pest control as well.

 

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 08:30

Annual Plant Sale

Reepham Market Place

From 8.30 until sold out.

Location:

Reepham Market Square

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

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