Category Archives: Gardening

July – Rousham House visit

Our trip to Rousham is coming up on July 18th and the list for signing is already on the board in the library. There are still some places left, but not all that many, so if you would like to come please sign up as soon as possible.

We aim to leave for Rousham at 9.30 on the 18th July from the bus station but may be able to do a pick up from Woodchester if people would like. Cost is £9 for the coach, £10 to visit the house (guided tour by owner) and garden and £5 to visit just the garden. There is no shop or cafe so you will need to bring a packed lunch to eat in the grounds.

As Burford garden centre won’t let us take a coach there we are now going to stop on the homeward journey in Bourton On The Water for about an hour to give people time to see round the model village if they would like and have a cup of tea, getting back to Nailsworth about 5.30pm.

If you are coming to the June 6th talk could you please bring your payment for the trip then.

April Gardening – Spring Show

Monday 18th April
Gardening Group – Spring Show 2016
Wine Tasting & talk on Viticulture, followed by supper
(a printable copy of the classes is available here)

Schedule of Classes

 Class 1      Daffodils – 3 yellow flowers in a vase
Three flowers of any variety of daffodil featuring the colour yellow on the petals or the trumpet. Flowers must be of the same variety, not mixed.

Class 2      Daffodils – 3 white flowers in a vase
Three flowers of any variety of daffodil featuring the colour white on the petals or the trumpet. Flowers must be of the same variety.

Class 3      Daffodil – single flower
A single bloom of any variety of daffodil.

Class 4      Tulips – 3 flowers in a vase
Three flowers of any variety of tulip. Flowers must be of the same variety, not mixed.

Class 5      Tulip – single flower
A single bloom from any variety of tulip.

Class 6      Spring Bulbs – 3 flowers in a vase
Three flowers of any spring bulbs other than tulips or daffodils. Flowers must be of the same variety.

Class 7      Bits & Pieces from the Garden
May include foliage, flowers, berries & stems. Credit is given for the variety of specimens in the arrangement. Formal arrangements are not given extra credit.

Class 8      Foliage
An arrangement of at least 2 different varieties of foliage only. Credit is given for contrasting colours & form.

Class 9      Herbs
A posy of different herbs. Entries can be tied or in a vase. Credit is given for the variety of specimens

Class 10    House Plant
May be a flowering or non-flowering house plant. Where it is usual to plant a number of corms, tubers or bulbs in a pot to give a good effect, this will also qualify for this class.