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Meetings & Events

NOVEMBER 0N-LINE MEETING

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 19:30

Dr Ian Bedford 

'Butterfly Gardening'.

Dr Ian Bedford is a Research Entomologist & Speaker. Ian has been fascinated by insects and other invertebrates for most of his life. From studying butterflies on the South Downs as a youngster, he went on to pursue a career in Research Entomology and ran the Entomology Dept at the John Innes Centre in Norwich up to his recent retirement after 42 yrs. Following his retirement Ian now provides independent entomological advice to companies that are developing environmentally safe plant protection products and he also promotes and encourage wildlife-friendly home gardening.

In addition Ian talks on a number of radio shows and currently has the great honour of being the resident 'Go To' Entomologist for BBC Radio Norfolk, Suffolk and Lincolnshire. He is also the 'Entomologist who Entertains' on Toby Buckland's Sunday morning  show for gardeners on BBC Radio Devon where he tells a different insect story each week!!!



Ian has also featured on BBC Gardeners Question Time and appeared on TV shows such as BBC Gardeners' World, Inside Out, Tonight, Horizon, BBC Breakfast, A to Z of TV Gardening, The Great British Garden Revival and even  Harry Hill's Alien Fun Capsule!

This should not only be fun talk but a very informative one on how we can encourage butterflies to enjoy our gardens.

WebEx invites will be sent out nearer the meeting.

Location:

on-line

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk

NOVEMBER MEETING CANCELLED

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 19:45

CANCELLED   

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

MAY MEETING

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 19:45

Hawk Honey

Of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust

‘Wasps, Malicious or Misunderstood’

A follow up to Hawk’s very informative 2019 talk ‘Bees in Your Garden’. We all know a wasp when we see one, or do we? Much maligned throughout the summer months, yet what do we really know about wasps? Come along and find out more about these wonderful insects and judge for yourselves whether they are malicious or misunderstood.

 

Location:

Town Hall, Church St, Reepham NR10 4JW

Contact:

Jeff Johnson

jeffandcaroljohnson@yahoo.co.uk