February 2019

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

February meeting - Thurs. 14th. Feb. 7.30pm. Village Hall - Dr. Ian Bedford
‘ Companion Planting for a Balanced Garden ‘

Christmas meeting –
The Christmas meeting in the church hall took the form of a quiz enjoyed by a good number of members and guests. There were the usual refreshments and thanks to all who supplied the delicious
eats There was a grand draw which raised £99 for club funds and we thank all who donated draw prizes.

January meeting - ‘Minsmere - A Volunteer’s View’ - Val and Alan Bourne.
Minsmere is a nature reserve on the East Suffolk coast owned and managed by the RSPB. The 1000 hectare site has been managed by the RSPB since 1947 and covers areas of reed, grass land,wet grass land, heath, woodland and shingle vegetation. Visiting birds include avocets, bearded tits, bitterns, marsh harriers and little egrits who, as a result of global warming in the last 30 years, can now be seen on the site. Read More...

Dec/Jan 2018/19

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

Christmas meeting - Thurs. 13th. December 7.30 pm Church Hall.

November meeting – Sarah Cook - National Plant Collection of Iris ( Sir Cedric Morris Introductions).
Cedric Morris was best known as an artist and ran an art school with his partner Lett Haines in East Anglia from 1930 to his death in 1982. Read More...

November 2018

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

Christmas meeting - Thurs. 13th. December 7.30 pm Church Hall.

November meeting – Sarah Cook - National Plant Collection of Iris ( Sir Cedric Morris Introductions).
Cedric Morris was best known as an artist and ran an art school with his partner Lett Haines in East Anglia from 1930 to his death in 1982.
Morris also was a keen gardener and plantsman who introduced a number of plants from the wild and is credited by Beth Chatto as being a major influence on her gardening. He was an acclaimed iris breeder, introducing around 90 cultivars between 1940 and 1960, however by the year 2000 only 5 remained in the horticulture trade.
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October 2018

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

NOVEMBER MEETING – SARAH COOK - ‘ SIR CEDRIC MORRIS – IRIS BREEDER, GARDENER AND ARTIST
THURS 8th. NOV 7.30pm Village Hall

OCTOBER MEETING - For our October meeting we welcomed David Mitchell retired planning officer from Mid Suffolk Council with responsibility for trees. David’s
Talk was titled ‘ Right Tree in the Right Place ‘ and his excellent slides illustrated the problems arising when trees are planted without proper thought as to what they would look like in years to come. Research shows that some 50% of trees planted lead to problems and often legal disputes with neighbours. Read More...

September 2018

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

October meeting - Thurs. 11th. October - David Mitchell
‘The Right Tree in the Right Place’.
7.30 pm Village Hall.

September meeting - the Beth Chatto gardens.
For our September meeting we welcomed David Ward and his daughter . David , a caretaker, has been at the gardens for some 35 years and his illustrated talk covered the origins, the present day and plans for the future. Read More...