Greenfingers

The Greenfingers Group

Greenfingers is now in its 29th 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. Previous years have seen us support the Blood Bikes,  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).

PROGRAMME 2018

January            No meeting
February 13th All you need to know about slugs:      Dr Ian Bedford
March 13th       Puddle Paddock:                                   Sue Stephenson
April 10th          Spring Show & Supper: 3 Daffodils, 3 Dwarf Daffodils,3 Tulips (1 Var.),
3 Tulips (mixed),Vase of Spring Flowers
May 8th            The 12 month Garden – Year round colour:                     Geoff Hodge
June 12th          Climate Change – the long range gardener’s forecast:  Jim Paine
June  t.b.c        Day Visit to Easton Walled Gardens

July 10th           Evening Visit to Manor House Farm,   Wellingham
July 25th          Sandringham Flower Show
August 14th     A Gardener’s life:                                   Alan Mason
Sept 1st          29th ANNUAL HORTICULTURAL SHOW

October 9th    Gardening for Autumn- transition from Summer to Spring : Bob Coutts
Nov 14th          AGM & Members Social Evening        Quizzes, Wine & Seasonal Nibbles
Dec 11th           Flowers of the mountains:                    Richard Hobbs