The Greenfingers Group

Greenfingers is now in its 30th 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).

January                         No meeting

February 12th               Companion Planting for a Balanced Garden
                                       Dr Ian Bedford, John Innes Institute
March 12th                   Climbers and Ramblers for Every Situation
                                       Simon White, Peter Beales’ Roses
April 9th            Spring Show & Supper
                                       Classes: ONE entry per class  – 3 Daffodils, 3 Dwarf Daffodils,
                                       3 Tulips (1 var), 3 Tulips (mixed),  Vase of Spring Flowers
May 14th                       Orchids
                                      Andrew Bannister, Orchidalchemy
June 11th                       Dale Farm Garden update
                                       Graham Watts
June                               Garden visit, date and venue TBA
July 9th                          Evening visit to Dale Farm Garden, Dereham.
July 24th                       Sandringham Flower Show
August 13th                   Medlars
Jane Steward
September 7th    30th Annual Horticultural Show
                                       Please enter some of the 100 classes and join in the fun!

October 8th                  “Every Show has a Story”
                                        Johnny Walker, Taylor’s Bulbs
November 12th            AGM & “Puddle Paddock 2”
                                       Sue Stephenson
December 10th            Members’ Christmas Social Evening
Wine & Seasonal Nibbles

Annual Membership is £10.   Visitors £2 per visit.
Further details from Cynthia Jackson  01485 601210