2016 Programme

All meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month at 19.15 for 19.30 at Thorpe Morieux Village Hall unless stated otherwise.   Admission, including refreshment and raffle, is £1 members and £2 visitors.

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January 16th
MY GARDENING YEAR
Rodney Tibbs
February 20thPRUNING CLIMBERS & SHRUBS
Martin Gibbison

Competition - TMGC Cup for Winter Botanic Display from your garden.
March 20thPREPARING YOUR GARDEN FOR SUMMERJohn Hewson

Competition - Home Pride Trophy, to given recipe
April 24thWILLOW WEAVINGDeb Hart

Competition - Spring Botanic Display from your garden.
May 27th (Saturday)PLANT SALEDonations from 9.00
Open to public 10.00 – 12.00
June 19thVISIT TO PAUGERS PLANTS, DEPDEN
July 8 / 9 (Sat / Sun)
To be confirmed
OUTING to RHS HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW by bus
July 17thGARDEN PARTYBring and share plate of food. Raffle.

Competition - Wyevale Trophy for Potato Growing
August 21stTBCCompetition - Strutt and Parker Rose Bowl for Collection of up to 5 Vegetables from your Garden.
September 18thGARDENS HOME AND ABROADCarol Bailey

Competition - TMGC Dahlia Cup for 3 Dahlias
October 16thAGMBring and share plate of food.

Competition - Hardingham Trophy for Jam or Marmalade
November 20thQUIZ v LAVENHAM
at Thorpe Morieux
December
To be arranged
CHRISTMAS DINNER
Date and venue to be arranged

The Club & Its Philosophy

There was a time, when on a quiet stroll through a country village, vegetable patches could be viewed over garden fences with vegetables growing in neat rows proudly maintained and displayed provided food for the family. Sadly perhaps the same stroll today would reveal mechanically mown lawns with beds of pretty flowers imported from a local garden centre and family food obtained from the supermarket. This does not mean that the population of England no longer care about gardens. A plot of land is still a great asset and its appearance is very important tending to display the owners love of the countryside so much enjoyed by all of us. Gardening programmes on the media and family outings to the garden centre or to the nations open garden schemes have become popular pastimes.

Today’s garden club reflects these changes .Some gardeners love a life in wellington boots, back ache and dirt under the finger nails while others love looking at gardens discussing layout, form and colour whilst seated enjoying a cup of tea. Townspeople love their allotments which can cover all aspects of gardening and provide shared joy of a quiet weekend in summer. Club members can enjoy learning from the skill of others whilst proudly displaying the results of their own labours.

Thorpe Morieux Gardening Club has changed over the years to follow gardening trends yet maintained many traditions such as having an annual plant sale and enjoying a quiz with our neighbours of Lavenham Gardening Club. The regular activities include Talks from well known experts on the many aspects of gardening as well as other interesting countryside lovers’ topics. Club trips to well known gardens are included. An annual garden party in one of the member’s gardens adds to the experience. Competitions still exist but are of a smaller member’s only style which conclude each meeting. Friendship and enjoyment through love of a shared interest form the core of the clubs existence.

The attached programme for the coming year illustrates all that can be currently enjoyed.

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