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Water feature at Moongate garden
News and Events....
Summer is here!! After a very difficult Spring with some extremes of weather and particularly long cold and wet spells, it looks like things have settled down and hopefully we will have a more predictable growing season.
On 15th May over twenty members visited the Moongate Garden at Rustington. A very modern and attractive garden with a ggod deal of Wow factor! We were blessed with glorious weather and our visit was made complete with cups of tea and delicious homemade cakes!
Our Rose and sweet Pea show is less than two weeks away! It's time to be looking round our gardens to see what potential there is for entering the various classes. Dont forget that entry forms have to be in by 12 noon on Wednesday 13th June. We are looking forward to lots of colour and the sweet scent of roses and sweet peas and hope that all members will come along and enjoy the show, even if they haven't entered any of the classes.
Members Plant competition
At our February meeting, Steve Austin gave us some of his top tips on growing Dianthus which is our members competition plantthis year. Over 30 members purchased one of the plants and hopefully with lots of love and care, these are now developing well and starting to flower. The competition will be judged at our July meeting, so don't forget to keep them in tip top condition and bring them along to that meeting.
Signs of the changing season...
This tiny Goldcrest recently spent some time hunting in the Hebes!
This beautiful rhodedendron took my eye when I recently visited Exbury gardens. Do you have any photographs that you would like to share on this site? If you do, please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will select one or two each month.
April 12th (Thurs) Ploughman's Feast - St Mary's Centre, Felpham
June 26th *** Members Gardens Open Afternoon *** (NO VISITORS)
30th October Harvest Lunch - St Mary's Centre, Felpham
RHS Wisley, our destination on 7th August
2018 outings have been arranged as follows
June 7th Allday (coach) to Borde Hill Garden and House
August 7th All day (coach) to RHS Wisley, Woking
September 4th Afternoon (self drive) NGS garden, Rymans, Apuldram.
The dates for outings have been selected to see the gardens at their best.
Further details and booking forms will be avilable at our March evening meeting
Unfortunately, our planned holiday to Warwickshire has had to be cancelled because we had insufficient numbers to make it a viable proposition.
It is a pity that we have had to take this action because a lot of work had been put in to identifying an interesting itinary and making preliminary arrangements.