The Annual Stalbridge Garden Show in the heart of Hardy country lays out a blooming marvellous display...
"The Sun came out and the residents came to support Stalbridge Garden Society at their Annual Flower & Produce Show. Stalbridge Hall was buzzing all afternoon and the tea ladies were swept off their feet. In the competitions Wendy Bailey won the Westminster Rose for the Highest number of points in the Show and also The Frith Cup (Domestic), The Challenge Cup (Best Floral Decoration), The W.I. Cup (Best W.I. entry) and Wendy and Tony Moore shared The Betty Godwin Trophy (Heaviest weight of potato). There were a good number of children’s entries and Jake Gould won the Betty Godwin Cup (Highest points under 5) William Dike and St. Nicholas School shared The Junior Cup (Highest points 6-9 years). Carenza Howell (highest points 10-13 years). Georgina Dike won The Keith Dumper Memorial Cup for the Best Children’s Entry and also The Stalbridge Cup for the Best Children’s entry in photography. There were many other winners, including John Tinsley who won The Anglesey Bowl for Highest points in vegetables and also The Goblet for the best vegetable exhibit. Jenny Draycott won the William Dike Memorial Cup for the Annual Hanging Basket Competition, sponsored by Dike & Son. In all a very successful and rewarding afternoon".
Why not come and join us?
We would love to see you.
Annual subscription £10.00
or just come as a visitor for £2 per evening.
Each month we have a talk by an expert
on an aspect of gardening or garden related topic.
This year’s programme included:
NATURE IN THE GARDEN
PLOT TO PLATE
BEES & BUTTERFLIES TO ATTRACT TO YOUR GARDEN
SPRING PLANT & JUMBLE SALE
ANNUAL PRODUCE & FLOWER SHOW
ALL ABOUT GRASSES
KINGCOMBE MEADOWS WILDLIFE
HERBS, MUCH MORE THAN COOKING
Alongside some of these talks we hold
season-related informal competitions.
Just come along,
or for more information please telephone:
Brian 01963 362115
or Anne 01963 362670.
Our 2017 show will take place on Saturday 19th August!
Our 2017 Plant Sale, with Jumble will be on Saturday 6th May.
Stalbridge Garden Society produce a newsletter each month. Here is the August edition...
Brian our chairman welcomed everyone to the August meeting, he reminded everyone about our “summer show”, please have ago and enter something in the show, there is still time.
Michelle commented on the evening outing we had last month, which was the trip to “Frankham Farm”, the weather had been good, with a lovely large garden to enjoy, then followed by a fantastic supper of homemade ,and grown food.
Sue, emailed me to say that, the money taken for the NGS scheme raised £160 for Cancer. And the money taken for the food raised £200, which went to the Air Ambulance, this was brilliant, thank you to all you who came.
This evenings speaker was Malcolm from Castle Gardens, the talk was entitled “Plants for specific places”.
Malcolm is one of our favourite speakers, and has a great deal of experience when it comes to plants, he has travelled to lots of countries, and seen these growing in their natural environment.
He covered plants from dry shade to hot sunny positions, talking about, ferns, hydrangeas, hostas, heucheras, cornus, lavender, hibiscus, agapanthus, fatsia japonica and lots more.
He showed us plants which were good for climbing, in full sun of deep shade, told us about bulbs for shade and sun, then finished with what type of fertilizers to use (Vitax Q4) is one of the best, and how to get good drainage for you plants, Malcom finished with a few tips on pruning which always makes us laugh.
A good interesting talk once again by Malcolm, we all enjoyed it.
We look forward to our summer show, and hope that we have lots of entries and a good turnout of people, hopefully the weather will be kind to us.
The next meeting is on Thursday 14th September 7.30pm at the hall
“How plants have evolved and how man has adapted them” with Greg Morter
So do come and join us for a good evening.
Enjoy your garden whatever our summer weather holds instore for us!
Photographic Classes for Garden and Produce Show 19th August 2017:
1. A Vegetable Plot or Allotment.
2. Texture(s) in Nature
3. Flag(s) (one or more)
4. Clock(s) (one or more)
5. Garden Bird(s) (one or more)
My Favourite Day Out
Classes for Dahlias competition, September:
Classes for Spring Flower Show (alongside AGM)
1. Daffodils - Three blooms of trumpet Daffodils, the trumpet to be as long or longer than the petals.
2. Large Cup Narcissi - Three blooms of Narcissi, the cup to be less than the length of the petals, but more than one-third the length.
3. Small Cup Narcissi - Three blooms of Narcissi, the cup to be less than one-third the length of the petals.
4. Narcissi - Six blooms of one or more varieties of Narcissi, arranged with own foliage.
5. Miniature Daffodils - any variety - 5 blooms.
6. Narcissi - Growing in a pot or a bowl.
7. Other Spring Bulbs - growing in a pot or bowl.
8. Cut Spring Flowers - A vase or bowl of any Cut Spring Flowers other than Narcissi. Number of blooms optional.
9. One Pot Plant - Flowering.
10. One Pot Plant - Foliage.
11. Spring Bulbs - One variety of cut flowers.
Look at the map below to see where the Hall is in Stalbridge