2012

November 2012

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB
Thurs. 13
th. December – Ben Potterton ‘The Travelling Horticulturist’
7.30 pm Church Hall Kirton (Tickets only).

November meeting, Ken Crowther – ‘ BBC Essex’.
Ken served his gardening apprenticeship in the London parks before opening his own maintenance and landscaping business in Essex in 1966. His company is now based in Epping and Felixstowe and provides landscape gardening services in Essex, Suffolk and London areas.
Ken arrived for his talk on BBC Radio to some ribbing having arrived 12 months earlier to find short mat bowls instead of an audience of local gardeners.
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October 2012

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

Thurs. 8
th. November - Ken Crowther ‘BBC Essex GQT’
7.30 pm Village Hall

October meeting – Anne Etheridge – ‘ Autumn Colours ‘.
Anne Etheridge brought splashes of autumn colour to the village hall to brighten our October meeting. A natural plant lover Anne honed her skills under the guidance of Adrian Bloom at Bressingham. She has been doing talks for some years from her base near Diss , but recently with husband Mel, opened a plant centre at Snetterton Park. Read More...

September 2012

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

Thurs. 11th. October – Anne Etheridge – 7.30 Village Hall
Autumn Colours

Sept. meeting - Peter Webb - ‘The Good Life‘
We welcomed Peter Webb for our first meeting of the ‘indoor season’. Peter hails from the Essex coastal marshes and related his hilarious experiences from first growing a few veg in his front garden, to acquiring an allotment, and finally buying a derelict mink farm with 6 acres of land in the Essex backwaters.
Sacked from his local allotment society and determined to be independent his ventures into keeping chickens, turkeys, sheep and other unfortunate animals had 53 members in fits. Never one to seek advice his answer to every challenge – go to the library and read a book on it!
Somehow this walking disaster with an heroic and understanding wife called Mary has managed to achieve the ‘good life‘ in rural Essex.
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July & August 2012

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

Thurs. 13th Sept. - Peter Webb – ‘ The Good Life ‘
Village Hall 7.30 pm.

August visit – Newbourne Springs Read More...

June 2012 meeting

Sat. 7th. July – Annual Garden Party – Karen/Heather’s – 2 to 4 pm
Thurs. 12th July – visit to Triffid Nurseries, Stoke Ash – Green 6.00pm

June visit – Crown Nurseries, Ufford
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May 2012 meeting

June visit - Thurs. 14th. June - Crown Nurseries , Ufford.
Cars Green 6.15, Assemble 7.00pm.

May visit – Bourne Nursery, Strand, Wherstead.
A murky evening did not deter 42 intrepid members making the short trip to Clare Mucklestone’s Bourne Nursery. Read More...

April 2012 meeting

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

May visit - Thurs.10th. May 2012 - Bourne Nursery, Wherstead
Cars Green 6.30 Assemble 7.00 pm.
April meeting – Guy Barker on Spring Flowers and Shrubs.
What a star performer Guy Barker is. Still very young, but extremely knowledgeable , he manages three private gardens in the Diss area and helps out at Blacksmith’s Cottage Nursery.
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March 2012 meeting

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

April meeting – Thurs 12
th. April 2012 - 7.30pm Village Hall
Guy Barker – ‘ Spring Flowers and Shrubs’
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February 2012 meeting

March meeting – Thurs. 8th. March 2012 7.30 pm Village Hall
Adam Paul – ‘Seed Sowing ‘ followed by AGM
February visit – Bosch Lawn & Garden Ltd, Stowmarket
March meeting – Thurs 8th. March , 7.30pm Village Hall
For our March meeting we welcome Adam Paul who will be talking on ‘Seed Sowing’.
Annual General Meeting.
Our annual general meeting will follow on after Adam Paul’s talk.
Rouen 25/28 May 2012.
Our trip to Normandy is fully booked with a waiting list.
Late Summer Outing – RHS Wisley Sat. 8th September
RHS
Communications

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January 2012 meeting

February visit - Thursday 9th. February 2012
Bosch Factory, Stowmarket – Cars Green 6.15 pm /assemble 7.00pm.
January meeting – Matthew Tanton Brown – ‘ Evergreens ‘
Matthew brought a selection of 45 different evergreens from 'The Place For Plants' to show to the 50 members gathered for our January Meeting. He gave an entertaining description of the uses and habits of each one though he did have to defend his sense of smell when his description of the subtle odours of one shrub were dismissively summed up by some members as 'cats.'
He emphasised the importance of placing our evergreens with care because though they naturally took centre stage in the winter months they should not overpower or clash with the rest of our schemes during the other seasons.
February Visit – Bosch Factory, Stowmarket.
Thursday 9th. February
March meeting and AGM
Thursday 8th. March , 7.30pm, Village Hall - our guest speaker will be Adam Paul from Parham Hall who will be giving a practical talk on seed sowing.
Rouen 25/28 May 2012
The trip is fully booked with a waiting list and those booked should have received the January newsletter.
2012 Programme
Tales from the Allotments Read More...