Trunch Garden Society
Chairman: Tony Leeder
Secretary: Jackie Hudson
Treasurer: Juliett Mullarkey
Vice Chairman: Derek Hazell
Show Secretaries: Brian Boughton and Les Loose
Committee – Val Leeder, 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 email@example.com
Autumn Show Winners
Thanks to all those who managed to enter the show after a difficult year weather wise, it was a magnificent display.
Section 1 -Vegetables- Les Loose
Section 2 – Flowers – Derek Hazell
Section 3 – Floral Arrangements – Jackie Hudson
Section 3 – Arrangements Under 16 – Grace Mountain
Section 4 – Cookery – Val Leeder
Section 4 – Cookery Under 16 – Grace Mountain
Section 5 – Handicrafts – Liz Carr
Section 5 – Handicrafts Under 16 – Grace Mountain
Well done everybody!
Trunch Garden Society Report November 2023
On Tuesday November 7th the very popular Bill Drayton will be our speaker giving a presentation entitled ‘Wings Over the Marsh’. The programme will start at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church so please be there early to take your seats. This is the last time we will have an open meeting this year as our Christmas Jolly is for members only and will be held in the Social Club on Sunday 3rd December.
If you are coming to the Christmas celebrations, which start at 7.30pm, please call Val Leeder on 01263 720967 to let her know what food you will be bringing to share, and if you’re not sure what to bring she can let you know what is needed. Last year the weather caused us to call it off so hopefully it will be kind to us this year!
Weather permitting again, we will be having our usual fun quiz in the Social Club at 7.30 on Sunday 7th January. Everyone and anyone are welcome to come and join us, it’s always a very fun night. Just the thing to lift the spirits if things have gone a bit flat after the excitement of Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Now for some jobs for November gardeners (yes, there’s still loads to do!)
- Cut leaves off helleboresto make way for the flowers.
- Ornamental grasses and bamboos can be cut backand tidied up at this time of year.
- November is an ideal time to plant roses. Avoid planting in areas where roses were previously growing otherwise new introductions may suffer from replant diseases(rose sickness).
- Pruning and renovation of many deciduous trees, shrubs, and hedgescan be carried out from now throughout the dormant season. It is easier to see what you are doing when the branches have no leaves. Suitable examples are Fagus and Corylus. Exceptions are ornamental cherries, plums, and almonds, as these are vulnerable to silver leaf if pruned in the autumn or winter. Evergreens are best left until the spring.
- Lightly prune bush roses now, if not done already, as reducing their height will prevent wind rock. These plants are generally shallow-rooted and can become loose in the soil if buffeted by strong winds.
- Rake out fallen leaves from ponds or shake off those that have gathered on protective netting.
- As they will have left the water by now, log piles, undisturbed compost heaps or piles of stone covered loosely with soil can act as safe refuges for amphibians in winter.
Further details from Jackie 01263 720866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Programme for 2023/2024
December 3rd Christmas Jolly – Social Club
January 7th Fun Quiz Night – Social Club
March 5th AGM – Methodist Church Community Room
April 6th Spring Show – Village Hall
July 13th Summer Show – Village Hall
September 14th Autumn Show- Village Hall
Details and entry forms for shows in the editions of the Mardle or contact Brian Boughton at 7A Church Closeemail@example.com / 01263 720252
We had our AGM on March 3rd and those present, paying this year’s £5 membership, were given our new membership cards which will enable us to get 10% discount at Blythe and Wright for any garden related purchases over £10, 10% discount at North Walsham Garden Centre and 50% off packet seeds + 15% of all other products in the Dobies Catalogue (available from Chris Owen), all reason enough for joining.
For more information contact Jackie (Secretary) on 01263 720866 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
On 3rd December there will be a chance for members to get together for a pre-Christmas jolly at the Social Club, then on 8th January 2024 we will be having our fun quiz, where anyone can join us for a couple of hours of light entertainment where it’s usually a case of the blind leading the blind.
Summer Show Photographs 2023