June 2022

On 9th June members had a guided tour behind the scenes of Katies Garden Plant Centre in Newbourne. In their greenhouses and on the nursery, they grow on a wide range of plants for sale at not only at the plant centre but at farm shops and other outlets across Suffolk. To the left-hand side of the sales greenhouse there is a demonstration garden where you can see plant combinations in situ, look at plants for dry areas or compare different lavender or salvia varieties growing side by side, to choose the right one for you. Well worth a look if you are there. Also, worth mentioning is that they will take any unwanted pots for recycling.

On 14th July the club are off to Otley Hall gardens. Well worth a visit with 10 acres of gardens including a knot garden, a mount for excellent views and my favourite a labyrinth. Meet there at 7. 00pm for a guided tour of the garden. £10.50 per person, refreshments extra.
Address Otley Hall, Hall Lane, Otley, Ipswich, IP6 9PA

January 2022

February Meeting
The next Garden Club Meeting will be held on Thursday 10th February at 7.30pm in Kirton Church Hall. 
We welcome back Val & Alan Bourne, who have a new talk, RSPB Minsmere 75 years & Counting.
The club now meets in Kirton Church Hall so that members can be seated with more space between each other, to allow for safer social distancing.
New members are always welcome and present members can renew their yearly membership for £15 each. Members are entitled to 10% discount at Spalls Felixstowe and Laurel Farm Garden Centre Henley Rd Ipswich. Also 45% off seeds & 10% off everything else from the Dobies catalogue, throughout the year.

January Meeting 
Ruth Goudy from Kiln Farm Nursery, gave her talk to our members via Zoom, as the committee thought it wise not to meet in the Church Hall, due to the large rise in the rate of Covid infections.

April 2021

As with all clubs, the Gardeners club is in limbo awaiting the end of Covid restrictions and a return to normal services! The government has published a road map for the future and hopefully there is a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel and we hope to resume activities in some form in the summer. Nothing is certain at the moment but we are hoping to start with our summer evening visits, the first of which is in May. However it would seem that social distancing will still be with us and car sharing might not be possible. Beyond that is anybody’s guess but we hope our Christmas party with guest speaker will be a runner and we will be able to celebrate our 20 years’ anniversary! So lots of ifs and buts before we get back on track!!

Dobies seeds - It is still possible to order seeds and other products from Dobies and if you need a catalogue contact Brian on 448372.

Butternut squash - I has been a great year for squash , the hot summer resulting in fruiting from august and those in storage lasting until March. They are very easy to grow and if you would like some seed let me know.

Meanwhile if you fancy joining the club let Jenny know on 448571.
We will keep you informed of any developments.

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March 2020

April meeting – ‘Epimediums‘ - Simon & Jay from Hedgehog Nursery
7.30 pm Village Hall Thurs. 9th. April 2020

March meeting
Julian Ives of Dragonfli was unable to attend but Jenny was able to book the popular Dr. Ian Bedford & he duly arrived on time to follow AGM. Ian, now retired, was head of entomology at the renowned John Innes Research Centre, Norwich for over 40 years, His subject was ‘ Slugs all you need to Know’ Read More...

February 2020


March meeting
‘Natural Pest Control for the Garden’ Julian Ives, Dragonfli
Thurs. 12th. March 7.30pm Village Hall

February meeting
– we welcomed the Notcutts little and large show in the shape of Darren Brooks and Rob Canham talking on ‘ House Plants ‘. Read More...

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