Horticultural Society News
A great August Horticultural and Craft Show on what was the warmest BankHoliday on record.
Thank you to everyone who entered classes and those who came to admire the entries – as with anything like this a lot of work goeson behind the scenes, so grateful thanks also to all the backstage crew!
It was encouraging to see new people taking part which is good news for the future.
Horticultural entries were down slightly probably due to seasonal factors,but a great improvement in entries for flower arranging (please keep this up!). Cookery, Crafts and the Juniors were well supported but a big increase in Photography – digital cameras must be helping here – the photographic judge had her work cut out!
You do have to be aware of keeping within the rules as many of us have had NAS (not as schedule) written on our entry card. This can include not the right number, entry size too large, or even icing a cake which apparently turns it into a gateau! We learn for next year (or not!).
The first talk is on Monday 2nd October 8pm at the Village Hall “The History of the National Gardens Scheme” by Lesley Chamberlain – those good folk who open their gardens to the public raise a considerable amount of money for charity. Remember the Table Top competition that accompanies these winter talks – five stems, preferably flowering, from your own garden (there is a prize for most points, cumulatively).
The Autumn Plant Sale is on Saturday 7th October 10.30am spilling out of Sally Hicks’ garage on the Little Green. Anything you have to sell (horticulturally) please take beforehand. It will possibly be windy/rainy/chilly so come prepared – hot coffee will be on hand!
Hopefully we may see you at the talk or the plant sale – or both!
Wisborough Green Horticultural Society