2014

November 2014

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

Thurs. 11th. December, Christmas meeting – Nick Hamilton, ‘Barnesdale After Geoff ‘
7.30pm Church Hall by ticket.

November meeting: We welcomed local farmer Andrew Williams from Home Farm Nacton, talking on modern day farming . Read More...

October 2014

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

Thurs. 13th. November – Andrew Williams: Organic Vegetables and Farming
7.30 pm Village Hall

October meeting-John Burrows - Preparation and Presentation of Horticultural Exhibits
For our October meeting we welcomed a new face in the shape of the affable John Burrows from Frinton. John is a retired RHS show judge and still judges at local shows in particular the Great Baddow Hort. Society which stages three shows each year. Most show schedules have three main sections, flowers, fruit and veg. Read More...

September 2014

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

Thurs. 9th. October – John Burrows ‘Preparation and Presentation of Horticultural Exhibits ‘
7.30pm Village Hall.

September meeting – Richard Ford Ornamental Grasses
Richard Ford returned to launch our Autumn/Winter programme with an illustrated talk on ornamental grasses. Richard is the real professional, arrives early, totally organised and easy on the ear. Read More...

August 2014

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

Thurs. 11th. September - Richard Ford – ‘Ornamental Grasses’
7.30pm Village Hall

August Visit – John Lambert ‘s Garden, Lark’s Hill, Tuddenham.
32 members and guests conjured up a dozen different routes in order to visit our last garden of the summer evening programme. John Lambert was there to greet us and explained he bought Lark’s Hill 30 years ago and has created most of the gardens since then. A total of some 8 acres, there are formal areas plus woodlands . Read More...

July 2014

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

July visit – Rendlesham Forest.
22 members made the July trip to Rendlesham Forest where our host for the evening was forester Nigel Turner. Read More...

June 2014

KIRTON AND FALKENHAM GARDENERS CLUB

Thurs. 10th. July – Visit: Rendlesham Forest

June Visit – Prior’s Oak, Butterfly Gardens, Aldeburgh.
For our June visit we were at Trudie Willis’s magnificent gardens at Leiston Road Aldeburgh. Originally Trudie and her husband lived in a cottage called Prior’s Oak attached to Aldeburgh cinema before purchasing the present property which then had 3 acres of land. A further 7 acres were acquired and the result is mature gardens in three areas, plus paddocks with sheep and goats. Read More...

May 2014

May visit – Drs. Lynn and Bob James’ gardens, Brightwell
After gloomy skies and rain all day the weather cleared just in time for our trip to Brightwell. The James’s have lived at Brightwell for 19 years and have sculptured amazing gardens from what was a barren hillside.
Thurs. 12th. June - visit - Priors Oak Butterfly Gardens, Aldeburgh. Cars leave Kirton Green 6.30 or assemble 7.15pm. Read More...

April 2014

Thurs. 8th May – Visit – Dr. Rob James’ Garden, Brightwell. Cars at Green 6.45pm.
April meeting.
A change to our advertised programme when we welcomed Dr. Simon Weeks for an illustrated talk on Erysimums or wallflowers to you and me. Simon holds the national collection of erysimums at his Walpole small holding and started collecting almost by accident. Read More...

March 2014

March meeting
Due to the Anglia Bulb Co being very busy at the moment, we had a last minute change of speaker for our March meeting. Anne Etheridge, of AEE- a Lover of Plants, brought forward by one month, her talk entitled ‘Spring Gems’, and what gems they were too.
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January 2014

January meeting - Sonya Burrows ‘ Drought Gardening’
A rare dry and sunny day in this wet and dreary mid winter welcomed our guest speaker Sonya Burrows who was accompanied by her mum and dad to assist with the technical side ( a first, I think) of her talk on drought gardening. Read More...

December 2013 + January 2014

Christmas meeting – Charlie Haylock – ‘An Eccentric Look at Suffolk’
Thurs. 13th. February – ‘Green Thumb – Lawn Care’ Read More...