The Greenfingers Group
Now in our 32nd year, we have a membership drawn not only from our immediate villages but also from Hillington, Middleton and King’s Lynn.
The New Year of 2020 is well underway and although the chilly damp weather is not enticing many of us into the garden, we are looking forward to the tasks and rhythms of the gardening year ahead. We have a varied & interesting programme planned, with talks on A Year in the Cut Flower Garden, Hardy Exotics, Happy Houseplants, Gardening for Wildlife, Iris and Dahlias. Every year we have an evening visit to a Norfolk garden and a coach trip to gardens further afield. Plans are in hand for our Spring Show & Supper in April.
Since 2006 we have taken part in the Sandringham Flower Show with a small garden in the gardening clubs and societies class. So far have a tally of ten Gold Medals (six of them also Best in Show).
The Annual Horticultural Show in September is an opportunity to showcase the many talents of our members in growing garden produce, home baking and
preserving, varied handicrafts, art and photography.
We also welcome and encourage the residents of our villages to take part and demonstrate their skills. There are special classes for children under 16. In addition, we support local charities (such as Tapping House, Remap, Little Discoverers, Blood Bikes) with funds raised at plant sales and our annual show. We hold a Plant and Cake Sale in late May and a Christmas Wreath Workshop in December has proved very popular. We are a friendly group who enjoy a bit of a mardle over coffee and biscuits and welcome new members and visitors.
Membership is still £10 per annum and offers great value for money. Visitors are always welcome at £2 per session.
For further details contact Cynthia Jackson (01485 601210)
or Jenny Haywood (01553 630301)
We meet at 7 for 7.30 pm in the Village Hall, Pott Row on the second Tuesday of each month (except January).
January No meeting
February 11th My Journey to Chelsea – Tamara Bridges
March 10th Dahlias – Donny Andrews
April 14th Spring Show and Supper
Classes: 3 Daffodils, 3 Dwarf Daffodils, 3 Tulips (1 variety)
3 Tulips (mixed variety), Vase of Spring Flowers.
May 12th A Year in the Cut Flower Garden – Gabriel’s Garden, Gissing
June 9th Happy Houseplants – Geoff Hodges.
June Day visit to a garden – Date and venue TBA
July 14th Evening Visit to a garden – Venue TBA
July 29th Sandringham Flower Show
August 11th Hardy Exotics – Colin Ward from Swine’s Meadow Nursery
September 5th 31st Annual Horticultural Show
The Village Hall, Pott Row. Open to the public from 2.00 pm.
October 13th Gardening for Wildlife – Simon Harrap from Natural Surroundings
November 10th AGM – Iris, Simon Dodsworth
December 8th Members’ Christmas Social Evening