DON’T FORGET – The next meeting of Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club will take place on Wednesday 14 October 2015 at The Piggeries, Hall Farm House, The Street, Ashwellthorpe at 7.30 p.m. when the speaker will be Jane Lister of Hoecroft Plants. New members always welcome. Fuller details on the Leisure > Clubs/Groups/Events page
REMINDER – Gardens, large and small, lovingly and enthusiastically tended, will be OPEN from 11.00 a.m. until 5.00 p.m. each day. The cost of the ticket or “gardens passport” will be £3.50 which covers both days and accompanied Under-12s are FREE. The tickets will be on sale at the Village Hall, The Street, Ashwellthorpe. Refreshments and plants and crafts will be available to buy at various locations. From any profits made, donations will be given to EACH, The Bic C and Village Hall and Church Funds.
The meeting of the Gardening Club which had been pencilled in provisionally for Tuesday 12 May 2015 will NOT now take place.
So, the next important date is the Open Gardens Weekend on SATURDAY 13 AND SUNDAY 14 JUNE 2015. The “passport” tickets will cost £3.50 – valid for both days and for visiting all gardens in the programme – and will be available at Ashwellthorpe Village Hall.
Don’t forget the changed date for this month’s Gardening Club Meeting is Monday 13 April 2015 at the usual time and place – 7.30 p.m. prompt start at The Piggeries, Hall Farmhouse, The Street, Ashwellthorpe.
Tim from The Plantsman’s Preference in South Lopham (part of the Norfolk Nursery Network) will be coming to talk to the club about herbaceous perennials. “A look at some of the newer introductions and their place in the garden. Will look at new versions of Cottage Garden Favourites as well as the rare and obscure species not well known , giving ideas on planting combinations and on choosing the right plant for your garden”. The talk will last for one hour and plants will be available too.
2015 subscriptions to the Gardening Club are now due and can be paid at this meeting.
24 March 2015 – Back in February, Simon, from Peter Beales Roses, gave a very interesting talk and photo demonstration of many various types of roses and their care, and a history of the Peter Beales’ company and its future plans. He also came along with a huge array of potted and bare root roses and all the necessary equipment to tend them after planting. Many bargains were snapped up by the Gardening Club members.
The annual subscription for Gardening Club members is now due -£12.00 for each person for the year; subs to Nick de Spon at The Parsonage, The Street, Ashwellthorpe.
The date for the April meeting has been changed to MONDAY 13 APRIL at 7.30 p.m. at The Piggeries, Home Farm House, The Street, Ashwellthorpe.
Plans are now well under way for the Ashwellthorpe Open Gardens Event to be held on 13 and 14 June 2015. If you would like to open your garden, just contact Debbie de Spon at The Parsonage. It is also planned to have Craft Tables at this year’s event so, again, if you are interested in this aspect, just get in touch.
Due to unforeseen circumstances the date of the next meeting of the Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club has had to be changed and is now to be held on MONDAY 13 APRIL at 7.30 P.M. at The Piggeries, Hall Farmhouse, 105 The Street, Ashwellthorpe. Details of the speaker will appear later.
The Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club meets at The Piggeries, Hall Farm House, 105 The Street, Ashwellthorpe, NR16 1EZ, at 7.30 p.m. every other month. The 2015 programme is:
Tuesday 17 February Talk by Simon from Peter Beales Roses on ‘Climbing and Rambling Roses for Every Situation’
March – No Meeting
Wednesday 15 April Meeting – subject to be announced
Tuesday 12 May Possible extra meeting re. Open Gardens
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 June OPEN GARDENS WEEKEN
July – No Meeting
August Summer Outing – to be arranged
September – No Meeting
Wednesday 14 October Meeting – possible Speaker
November – No Meeting
Friday 11 December Members Christmas Party at the Piggeries
As further details become known about individual meetings, the information will be added to this site. If you wish to join the Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club, please contact Debbie de Spon at
firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01508 488300
Seventeen members of the Gardening Club attended the meeting on 16 October (with 12 apologies for absence) when the main topic of conversation was the Open Gardens event in 2015. A sub-group of the Club was set up to work on the details with a provisional date of the weekend of 13/14 June 2015 being looked into and checked against other public events scheduled in the area. Public liability insurance and an events licence will be investigated as well and publicity with www.opengardens.co.uk will be sought. It was thought that money raised from our Open Gardens event should be split between Ashwellthorpe Village Hall (which acts as the central hub for selling tickets and providing refreshments and toilet facilities) and a charity yet to be chosen.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE YOUR GARDEN TO BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ON 13/14 JUNE 2015, OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP IN ANY WAY – CONTACT DEBBIE DE SPON on 01508 488300.
All the news from this October meeting can be read by scrolling on to:
Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club Newsletter October 2014
An excellent outing to Sea Mere in August was enjoyed by many Gardening Club members.
The next meeting of Ashwellthorpe Gardening Club will be on THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER 2014 at The Piggeries, Hall Farm House, The Street, Ashwellthorpe, NR16 1EZ, starting at 7.30 p.m. The main topic for this meeting will be next year’s (2015) Open Gardens in Ashwellthorpe, the organisation for which must start soon. So this will be a chance for you to have an input – put forward any ideas, make suggestions, and/or contribute to the overall plan for the event.
The Club raised over £120 on the stall at the “Home Grown in Ashwellthorpe” event at the Village Hall on Saturday 19 July – thank you to all members and others who provided plants, produce, bamboo canes, flower stitch kits, garden magazines and fresh cut flowers, including nasturtiums for salads! There are still some plants available and if you want to look at them, call in at The Parsonage, 103 The Street and pick up a bargain.
Next Group outing – Don’t forget, this is on SUNDAY 17 AUGUST to Seamere twixt Wicklewood and Hingham and there has been a great response with 30+ names at the moment. If you want to join in or bring neighbours or friends that’s fine, and if anyone would like a left, that can be arranged too – contact Debbie de Spon at The Parsonage. Meeting-up arrangements will follow soon.
DON’T FORGET TO GO AND LOOK NOW AT THE WILD FLOWERS IN THE CONSERVATION AREA OF ALL SAINTS’ CHURCH, ASHWELLTHORPE, THEY LOOK BEAUTIFUL.