Potato Day at Codford Village Hall – Saturday 14th Feb – & other local Potato Days

Codford Gardening Club are holding their Annual Potato Day in conjunction with Pennard Plants, on Saturday 14th February in Codford Village Hall from 10am to 2pm.
The Village Hall is in the High Street off the A36 Salisbury to Warminster
road and is signed.
Admission is £1.50 to include your first cup of tea/coffee and biscuit.
Soup will be served from 10.45am in case it is very cold.
Over 80 different varieties of potatoes to choose from, plus herbs, garlic,
onions, soft fruits and fruit trees, plus everything a gardener will need
for the coming season.

Other dates for your diary – it’s the 17th Hampshire Potato Day next weekend in Whitchurch at The Testbourne Community Centre between 10am and 3pm on Saturday 31st Jan and Sunday 1st Feb.  110 varieties available to buy as single tubers plus lots of other stalls.  Well worth a visit for anyone growing potatoes this year particularly if you have an interest in growing many different varieties.

Sat 1 Feb 2014 Wiltshire Urchfont Potato Day Urchfont Village Hall, Urchfont nr. Devizes SN10 4QU 10.30am – 2.30pm. Urchfont Garden Society and Pennard Plants. Entry £1 include first tea/coffee & biscuit.

Thu 13 Feb 2014 Wiltshire Allotment Shop & Potato Day, St Paul’s Church Hall, Malmesbury Road, Chippenham, SN15 1PS. 4 – 8pm Organised by Chippenham Garden & Allotment Society Free admission, refreshments More information from David Love 01249 658467
Sun 16 Feb 2014 Wiltshire Mere Potato Day and Seed Swap The Grove Buildings, Church Street, Mere BA12 6DS Mere Gardening Club. http://www.potato-days.net
Sat 15 Feb 2014 Wiltshire Annual Codford Potato Day Codford Village Hall (offA36), Codford, Warminster BA12 0LD 10am – 2pm. Codford Horticultural Society http://www.potato-days.net

Sat 9 Mar 2014 Hampshire Damerham Potato Day, Damerham Village Hall, Fordingbridge SP6 3HQ Damerham & District Horticultural Society 10.30am-2.30pm http://www.potato-days.net

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2015 Yearbook deliveries

A Happy New Year to all of our members. Just a brief note to say the 2015 Yearbooks are being delivered between now and the end of January. If you have not received your Yearbook by the end of January please contact one of the Committee members and we’ll be pleased to rectify this for you. The membership fee remains at £5 per family and dates of our 2015 events can be seen on the second page of this website (click on 2015 events above). In addition to the events listed we are currently arranging two talks and will update the website once we have the details. We’ll also publish the details of upcoming events in the Parish magazine and email those members who have passed us their contact details also. We wish you a successful growing year and hope to see you at one of our events.

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Notice of Annual General Meeting

WINTERSLOW & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Notification of Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Society will be held on Saturday 25th October 2014 at 7.00pm. in the Table Tennis Room at Winterslow Village Hall. Please advise if you wish anything to be added to the Agenda.

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of last AGM

3. Approval of Minutes

4. Chairman’s Report

5. Treasurer’s Report

6. Election of President

7. Election of Committee

8. Dobies Seeds

9. Visits/Talks/Meetings

9. Apple Juicing

10. AOB

At the AGM all of the existing committee stand down and members are required to elect a new committee and nominations are required.

Following the AGM, the Harvest Supper will be held in the main Hall, 8.00p.m. for 8.15p.m. Tickets priced at £12 are available from the Secretary and must be requested and paid for by not later than 18th October.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Summer Show Reminder

A reminder that our Summer Show is on Saturday 16th August. Exhibitors can access the Village Hall to set up between 8.15 a.m. and 10.15 a.m. The Show opens to the public at 2 p.m.

There’s a large variety of classes in vegetables, flowers, preserves & cookery, fruit, flower arranging and junior entrants.

Entry forms need to be with a Committee Member before 6.30 p.m. on Thursday 14th August. We look forward to seeing you there.

P.S. Thanks to all the people who donated plants for our recent Plant Sale, those who helped and all of you who turned up to support us. We hope you found what you were looking for. The sale bolstered our funds by £400.

Lastly you will either be contacted via email or through the Parish Magazine with further information on our Summer Garden Party which we hope you’ll be able to attend.

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Spring Show Photos

To brighten up your day here’s a selection of photographs taken at our April Spring Show. Many thanks to Caroline Jamison for taking the photos and thanks to everyone who took part and who turned up to look at the display.

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Don’t forget our plant sale

A reminder that our plant sale is next Saturday 24th May from 2pm at Winterslow Village Hall.

Please bring any plant donations from midday. There will be a great selection to choose from and the plants usually sell in the first hour so please be there at 2pm to avoid disappointment.

We look forward to seeing you there and many thanks in advance to our growers for their kind donations.

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Spring Show Saturday 5th April

It’s our Spring Show this Saturday 5th April at the Village Hall – free admission to the public from 2pm.

Entries to any Committee Member by 6.30pm on Thursday 3rd April. The usual refreshments will be available plus raffle which will be drawn after the prize giving at 4pm.

See you there.

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