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* Best Fuchsia plant competition.
 Your babies now handsome plants were judged at the show.   

 Dot Hall, the presenter and winner of the Tom Hall cup with Sponsors Jeremy and Michael Hopley of Hopley’s Farm Shop



Pictured at our  AGM
Ursula and Derrick.

 Ursula was presented by our new Chairman with a lovely bouquet for her outstanding &
long-term service to the Club   

* Discount seeds and other items now available at Cooks, just ask one of the committee for details


The huge River Severn floods this Feb 2020 have caused us to reschedule the AGM. It will now be held on 16th March 2020

*Our Main Event the Annual Show was held in St. Georges Hall last August  ( This year’s 2020 Show will be held on Saturday 15th August). As usual the event was a great success.  Some of the displays were spectacular. Please see further down this page for photos of the entries and the winners.  

We are all looking forward to another great Annual Show this August

* 28th April Garden Visit to 24 Alexander Ave near in Droitwich     
What a lovely garden!  Mali Terry, the owner, has worked lovingly on her garden for many years and what a result. Thank you to Meg for organising this trip.  Here’s some pictures we took…


Click this box to read Stuart’s newsletter regarding our activities for the next 8 months.

Dear All,

Just as a reminder today is the day of our cancelled Annual Show. Who would have thought that a bit of a cough starting halfway across the world in China in January could have such a continuing and devastating effect and stopped our show. So while we’re at home enjoying the heat and not working hard in St George’s Hall what are we going to be doing as a Society? The Committee had a virtual meeting last week to sort out a plan. Because there is no clear end to the pestilence, no eradication, no vaccine that’s tested and reliable, no method of identifying silent carriers and the flu season approaching we have to think very seriously about risk to everyone. Inviting all of our members to sit in a possible soup of hostile viruses at a monthly meeting seems very risky to health. If we hold meetings would we have sufficient attendance to cover the cost of Hall hire and Speaker fees? Finally we concluded cancelling further meetings until the spring is the safest option for all of us. We will review the situation in March so that we could possibly reconvene in April, it’s our hope this will be possible.

In the meanwhile thanks to everyone who’s contributed photos of their gardening achievements to Tony to put on our website. There’s a lot of green fingers out there. Please keep sending them in for inclusion. Don’t forget we’re happy to post gardening tips and recipes of favourite dishes for all to share and enjoy.

In the meanwhile I’ll continue to send advice and help from the RHS and other sources. Please keep reading, contributing and gardening. Stay well, stay safe and look forward to next April. All good wishes,

Stuart

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