Trunch Garden Society

Chairman: Tony Leeder

Secretary: Jackie Hudson


Vice Chairman: Derek Hazell

Show Secretaries: Brian Boughton and Les Loose

Committee – Val Leeder, Chris Owen, David Garnham, Ann Garnham

Membership is now due, and will remain at only £5 for the year. This will give you (on production of your current, signed membership card)10% discount on all garden related items from Blithe and Wright in Sheringham;  50% discount on seeds  plus 15% off the rest of the Dobies catalogue.  Catalogues available from the corner stores.

Further information from Jackie 01263 720866 email

Summer Show 2022

The Summer Show is being held on Saturday  16th July in the Village Hall. Exhibits from 9.30am. Show open to public at 1.00pm. Classes and Entry slip in the Mardle.

Please complete and deliver entry slips and fees to Brian Boughton/Les Loose by Thursday 14th July  at the latest.

Annual General Meeting 2022

We had our AGM on 1st March.  Our new treasurer is Juliette Mularkey, welcome to the team.  Membership for the year is now due and will remain at £5.

Our next meeting will be the Spring Show on Saturday 9th April.  Entries for all classes must be in by 6pm on Thursday 7th April, and exhibits to be staged between 9.30 – 11am on the day of the show.  There are 36 classes so something for everyone to have a go at.

The new programme/membership cards will be available on the day of the show, so if you haven’t renewed yet you will be able to do so then.  Production of the cards will give members 10% discount at Blithe and Wrights for all garden related products (unless item is already discounted e.g., promotion)  Also 50% discount on seeds and 15% on everything else in the Dobies catalogue, (available from the Corner Stores.)

Now for some April jobs in the garden:-

  • Protect the new shoots of hostas, delphiniums, lupins and other vulnerable plants from slugs and snails
  • Prune hydrangeas, cutting back the old stems to a healthy shoot lower down
  • Spray the new leaves of disease-prone roses with fungicide to control mildew, rust and blackspot
  • Add aquatic plants, such as waterlilies and irises, to garden ponds
  • Place cardboard collars around the stems of brassicas to deter cabbage root fly from laying their eggs
  • Pinch out the tips of broad beans if they’re covered in aphids, or spray shoots with soap-based solution
  • Sow flowering companions in the veg plot, such as pot marigolds and borage
  • Sow sweet peas in deep pots and keep them frost-free in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill
  • Plant up hanging baskets and pots with summer bedding, but keep indoors until after the last frost
  • Sow runner beans, French beans, cucumbers, courgettes, pumpkins and sweetcorn in pots

We are going to Natural Surroundings for our annual trip out this year on 2nd August and we are lucky to have Simon Harrup from there coming to talk to us about wild orchids on 3rd May.

Breaking News We have been waiting to hear if we can make a ‘Jubilee Garden’ near the pump on The Hill.  I have just this minute received a call from Chris Owen to say that we have been given the go-ahead.  This will be cared for by the Garden Society, but not exclusively.  It will be for the village to enjoy,  Further details and/or offers of help to Chris at the Corner Stores.    Jackie  01263 720866 email

Programme for 2022

April 9th     Spring Flower Show at Village Hall

May 3rd     Wild Orchids a talk by Simon Harrup at Methodist Community Room

June 7th     Friend or Foe a talk by Jackie Hudson at Methodist Community Room

July 16th    Summer  Flower Show at Village Hall

August 2nd Outing to Natural Surroundings

September 17th   Autumn Flower Show at  Village Hall

October 4th  Gardening for Wild Life a talk by Simon Harrup at Methodist Community Room

December 4th  Christmas Jolly at the Social Club

Programme for 2023

January 8th Fun Quiz Night at the Social Club

March 2nd Annual General Meeting

Details and entry forms for shows in the Mardle

Spring Show Winners 2022
Section 1. Flowers -Davis Garnham

Section 2. Vegetables – Alec Adams


As part of the village Jubilee celebrations there will be an art exhibition in the Village Hall on Friday 3rd July, and the Garden Society have been asked if they would like to do a floral display in the hall.  If anyone is interested in doing an individual arrangement or to help with a bigger one, please ring Jackie on 10263 720866 for details.

The Village Hall was filled with the delicate perfume of a host of golden daffodils on Saturday 9th April as we had our Spring Show.  A big thank you as always to Derek for organising it, for the team of helpers getting it all set up and cleared away afterwards and also to the judges.

It was great to  see some new names amongst the exhibitors this time,  Well done to everyone who put in exhibits and many congratulations to the winners of the individual sections.  These were:-

  • Section 1 (Flowers) David Garnham
  • Section 2 (vegetables) Alec Adams
  • Section 3 (floral arrangements) Kate Pym
  • Section 3 Junior Bella Pym
  • Section 4 (cookery) Colin Doherty
  • Section 4 Junior Grace Mountain
  • Section 5 (handicrafts) Liz Carr
  • Section 5 Junior Grace Mountain

Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 3rd May in the Methodist Church at 7.30pm  Simon Harrup from Natural Surroundings will be giving us a talk on ‘Wild orchids’.  Then, same time and place on Tuesday 7th June we will be seeking the answer to the question ‘Friend or Foe?’

Do you have a shady corner that you are not sure what will thrive?  Here are a few ideas. We can all remember back to a childhood when we saw snowdrop, bluebell and winter aconite growing in abundance in the shade of the woodlands, but what else can we grow in shade?  Aquilegia, foxgloves, campanula, astilbe, hosta, hellebore, stinking iris, Solomon’s seal and cyclamen coum to name just a few.  Beetroot, carrots, radishes and all brassica are all shade tolerant too, as are leeks and broad beans.

To lighten up the area try to remember to put in plants that have white, or pastel-coloured flowers.  They will show up even on the gloomiest of days and thus, brighten the area.

Trunch Garden Society have a warm welcome for new members and for visitors to our meetings.  We charge £2 on the door for members and £3 for visitors.  Feel free to contact Jackie by phone 01263 720866 or by email if you would like more information on any of our activities.


Spring Show Photographs 2022