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Gardening Group Trip

Our next trip, on June 21st, 2022 will be to Little Pontin Hall, leaving Ogle Street at 9.00 am. The cost will be £22-50, and will include refreshments when we arrive, and after visiting the Wildflower meadow. You will need to take your own packed lunch.

We will be taking names with monies at the next u3a meeting in May, at our May meeting and at the June u3a meeting. Please note that payment from now on will be by cheque only please.

See you all soon,

Anne

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Gardening Group

Our next meeting, in May, will be in the Byron room of the John Godber Centre, not the Portland (big hall), as they are having work done. The time will be 1.30 -3.30pm.

Hope you can join us,

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Our first meeting this year will be on February 15th 2022 at St Peter and St Paul’s Church Hall on Ruffs Drive, 2-4.00 pm.

There is a car park at the back of the hall and parking on Ruffs Drive. If you are coming by bus you need the blue Connect, which stops just down the road from the church and hall. Below is the calendar for this year as far as we have arranged. See you all soon.

February 15 Talk on Lavender by AW at St Peter and St Paul’s Church hall 2-4pm
March 15 Talk on Capability Brown by Helen Sills at JGC Ogle Street 2-4pm
April 19 Trip to Sheffield Arboretum. Meet on Ogle Street (details later)
May 17 Talk on the NGS scheme by Peter Gardner at JGC Ogle Street 2-4pm
June 21 Trip to Lea Gardens tbc
July 19 Talk on Chocolate by AW at JGC Ogle Street 2-4pm
August 16 Trip to Wollerton Old Hall details later
September 20 Trip to Newby Hall. Meet at Ogle Street (details later)
October 18 Talk on A Plethora of Plants AW at JGC 2-4pm
November 15 Talk on From Jungle to Paradise – Cascade Gardens by Alan Clements at JGC Ogle Street 2-4 pm
December No Meeting

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Project Green Corners

Hello lovely gardeners,

I have had an email from Geoff Cook currently trapped in Spain’s lockdown. He is part of a group project called Green Corners and requests anyone who has time to try growing spare seeds in household waste containers like mushroom trays, grape/tomato/strawberry/fruit trays tins etc. for growing on later in the season and to note which containers produce the best results. I know I have lots of spare packets of flowers from gardening magazines, so will have a try with those.

It would be great if you would like to join in with this project. More news from Spain when I get it! If you would like to participate perhaps you could contact me so I can send on numbers to Geoff, who feels isolated from us all, even if he is in the sun!

Keep healthy and positive,

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The first trip of the year was to Hopton Hall in Derbyshire to view the snowdrops and they did not disappoint. In addition aconites, hellebores, primulas and pulmonarias were all in flower too, so we certainly got our money’s worth! The weather stayed dry for our walk around Hopton’s gardens and woods but the rain came earlier than forecast when we arrived at Carsington. However, it did not dampen members’ enthusiasm for the sights we had seen and all enjoyed the trip.

Our next meeting is at the John Godber Centre on 17th March, 2020, when we welcome back Helen Sills as our speaker. All are welcome.

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