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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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November’s meeting was an excellent talk from the owners of Echium World, based in the Walled Garden at Thoresby Hall. We hope to make a trip there in the future to see their wonderful plants and amazing flowers. All are welcome to join us.

The next meeting will be a talk from John Stirland at the John Godber Centre on December 17th at 2.00 pm. John has been to us several times and is always entertaining and informative, so come along and enjoy what he has to say!

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We have been very fortunate this summer as the weather for all our trips has been good and August’s was no exception. We enjoyed the garden at Doddington Hall which was also full of ceramics and sculptures. Our last trip for this year is on September 18th when we visit Grimsthorpe Castle and Country park, near Bourne, in Lincolnshire. There are a few spaces left and these can be booked at the main meeting at the leisure Centre.

Our October meeting in on the 16th, when we have a speaker from Floral Media, Steven Routledge. The meeting is from 2.00 till 4.00 pm. All are welcome.

We are currently sorting out speakers and trips for next year, and we will let you all have a copy of our calendar when they are arranged.

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Garden Group at Castle Ashby

The group enjoyed a trip to Castle Ashby in July, when for a change the sun was not baking everyone and everything! This was the first time we had been to this garden but it was well worth the visit, with a number of different “rooms” with different themes. The tea room was well supported too.

August’s trip is to Doddington Hall, in Lincolnshire and will take place on Tuesday, 21st August 2018, leaving Ogle Street at 10.00am. All are welcome.

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