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 November 2017 edition...
Everyone was welcomed to the meeting Brian gave out any notices, then introduced our November speaker.
This was a second visit to the club by Eric Watson, the talk this evening was entitled “Views from the saddle”.
Eric has a bicycle which he bought in 1981, to cycle to work, where he had spent thirty years in the fire service, it was twenty –one miles to get to work and he cycled every day.
Eric also uses “old Bob” the bike to cycle, around the world, to date his has travelled 40.000 miles on old Bob, and he has another bicycle which he has clocked up around 45.000 miles on, therefore making a total of so far 85.000 miles, this was just unbelievable , but he had the pictures to prove it.
Eric gave us a nice slide show, of his 40.000 miles trip, spanning over several years, he always takes his camera with him, so that he can capture that special shot.
We went on a journey with him from Dorset views to Cornish castles, then onto waterfalls of Wales, weather in Wensleydale, this being show so deep that it reached the top of old Bob.
There were churches, and follies, towers and trees, stained glass windows that shone brightly, bridges and boats, and streams running by.
Cycling up mountain tracks and freewheeling down, reaching the bottom where he found a quaint little town.
Now old Bob had been packed in a bag for travels new, sometimes by boat or in an aeroplane they flew.
The Loire valley, to try some wine, visiting chateaus along the way, Palma peddling through almond blossom country.
Corfu, Albania, Turkey where it was only 53 degrees C, riding to the top of Mount Carmel in the dark, seeing the lights below. Jerusalem, Nazareth, beautiful scenery, and then finishing with the limestone pools which were thought to be 14.000 years old.
This was an amazing journey, with breath-taking photos, and Eric and Old Bob are still going strong today.
We all really enjoyed this very different talk.
Our December meeting is on the 14th, this is a buffet evening with a quiz from Martin Young
Do come and join us, for a nice evening, if you would like to join Stalbridge Garden Society, the membership is only £10 per year.
It is time to make sure all of your spring bulbs are in, put any tender plants into a green house, for protection, the grass may need another cut, before your mower is cleaned and put away .
We meet in the hall at 7.30pm.
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