Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Lists

Posted March 9th, 2016 by Mike Savage

We now have chrysanthemum and dahlia cuttings available for order. Visit our Depot page for the xl spreadsheets.

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Depot Open Sundays,11:00 – 12:00, from February 7th

Posted February 4th, 2016 by Mike Savage

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Don’t Go to Sleep During Winter, a talk by Kevin Pratt, Wednesday, 10th February 8:00 pm

Posted January 27th, 2016 by Mike Savage

St Catherine’s Church Centre 8:00 pm upstairs room.  Refreshments will be available before the talk and raffle.

Members £2 non members £3

Plants for sale

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Around the Year with Clematis, a talk by Ron Kirkman Wednesday, January 13th 8:00 pm

Posted December 12th, 2015 by Mike Savage

St Catherine’s Church Centre 8:00 pm upstairs room.  Refreshments will be available before the talk and raffle.

Members £2 non members £3

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Growing Exhibition Daffodils, a talk by Ken Harrop, Wednesday 11th November

Posted November 2nd, 2015 by Mike Savage

St Catherine’s Church Hall 8:00 pm upstairs room.  Refreshments will be available before the talk and raffle.

Bulb and Plants for sale

Non Members £3  Members £2

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Garden Design for an Easier Life, a talk by Anne Beswick. Wednesday 14th October

Posted September 29th, 2015 by Mike Savage

St Catherine’s Church Hall 8:00 pm upstairs room.  Refreshments will be available before the talk and raffle.

Non Members £3  Members £2

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End of Season Sale

Posted September 22nd, 2015 by Mike Savage

The depot is open every Sunday until the end of October. We are offering 10% off most depot items.

A 1 year old ‘Conference’ pear tree is available for a reasonable donation to the Society

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73rd Annual Flower Show St Catherine’s Church Centre, 22nd August

Posted August 23rd, 2015 by Mike Savage

The excellent summer day brought excellent flowers and vegetable exhibits and visitors. Handicrafts, Domestic and photographic sections were well supported. It was good to see many new exhibitors and lots of young persons’ exhibits.

The Banksian medal, awarded to the exhibitor winning the most prize money in the horticultural classes and not won in the last two years, was awarded to Andrew Moakes from Wigan. John Woods gained the most points in the vegetable classes and won the Wilkins trophy. John’s 3 onions won him the Vegetable Society Medal. They also beat all the flowers and were awarded Best in Show

Andrew Moake’s wife,Carol, brought many beautiful vases of dahlias to our Show. She won both the Silver and Bronze dahlia medals and the Watkins trophy.

Bob Davies showed some fine roses and he retained both the Dyckoff Rose Bowl and the Buckley trophy. He also exhibited Chrysanthemums to take the Sid Smith Trophy and the silver medal. Trevor Myres won the Chrysanthemum bronze medal.

The Fuchsia Society Bronze medal was won by Bernard Saville and Tony McCarthy took the Crested Spoon. Brenda Jones had the most points in the fuchsia classes.

Georgina Warburton’s  orchid won the Bill Owen trophy for best pot plant. Liz Thomson retained the Myers trophy for flowers.

D Ewing won the prize for best novice for his onions.

In the domestic section Maureen Oatway gained the most points and Dave McDermot’s jar of lemon curd was judged to be the best entry in these classes. Dave was the society member winning the most points.

Anne Swinglehurst won the trophy for best handicraft exhibit. The Best Photo was taken by M Bexley

The President’s trophy for best young person’s exhibit was won by 8 year old Kate Horgan.

Many thanks to all our exhibitors, sponsors and visitors.

Mike Savage (Show Secretary)

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Society Plant Sale

Posted April 13th, 2015 by Mike Savage

The Society’s annual plant sale will be held on 12th May. Members will have an order form delivered to them or further copies may be obtained at the depot Saturday or Sunday.

See our depot page to download the Dahlia and Chrysanthemum order form.

Orders to B. A. McCarthy by 3rd May please

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Depot opens Sunday 1st February

Posted January 19th, 2015 by Mike Savage

The depot opens the first Sunday in February for you gardening needs and to pay your membership

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