The Greenfingers Group
Greenfingers is now in its 28th year and has 75 members. This thriving club attracts members from our immediate villages and as far afield as King’s Lynn, Massingham and Middleton. A programme of talented speakers and visits to delightful gardens such as East Ruston and Helmingham Hall spark interest. Since 2006, the club has entered a garden exhibit in the Sandringham Flower Show and has won eight Gold Medals, including five Best in Show, which gained us the EDP trophy. Our own Horticultural Show (1st Saturday in September) also encourages residents of Grimston, Pott Row, Congham and Roydon, not only to show off their green fingered talents, but also their skills in home baking, flower arranging, art and craft and photography. We also hold a Spring Show and supper in April.
Each year members choose a local charity to support and last year they voted unanimously to support Blood Bikes by donating the entire profit of our Annual Horticultural Show (plus a top up from club funds). Previous years have seen us support the Forward Trust’s Ezone workshops, Remap and Tapping House, amongst other local charities.
An Annual Grand Draw and a Plant and Cake Sale help to boost funds. We also have a stand at the Vintage Tractor Road Run Fayre, organised by Friends of St Botolph’s and held at Manor Farm in June.
We meet at 7 for 7.30pm in the Village Hall, Pott Row on the second Tuesday of each month (except January).
January No meeting
February 14th National Garden Scheme: Mrs. Julia Stafford-Allen
March 14th Getting more food from your garden: Hugh Lanham
April 11th Spring Show & Supper 3 Daffodils, 3 Dwarf Daffodils, 3 Tulips (1 Var.), 3 Tulips (mixed), Vase of Spring Flowers
May 9th Hostas: Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, Colin Ward
June 13th Rare, unusual, beautiful shrubs Walnut Tree Nursery, Jim Paine
June 21st Visit to Somerleyton Hall
July 11th Evening Visit to Collison Cut Flowers
July 26th Sandringham Flower Show
August 8th Walled Gardens: Paul Thompson
Sept 2nd ANNUAL HORTICULTURAL SHOW
October 10th A – Z of Bulbs: Taylors Bulbs Mr Johnny Walker