WELCOME

Welcome to our Gardening Club Rhydlewis and District Gardening Club has been around since the time of Adam and Eve. In fact, it is believed that one of our members planted and tended the very apple tree that gave rise to the pair being expelled from the garden!!

Whether this urban myth is true or not, the club is here to encourage, improve and extend the members' knowledge of all branches of horticulture. It is open to everyone and new members are all always welcome to come along.

Our activities during the year include a varied programme of talks and social events, summer garden visits, a plant sale, social gatherings/bbq and an annual open show in August.


Saturday, 1 April 2017

Gardening Club Programme 2017



CLWB GARDDIO 
RHYDLEWIS A’R CYLCH

RHYDLEWIS AND DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB


PROGRAMME

2017

UNLESS OTHERWISE MENTIONED 
ALL MEETINGS ARE HELD ON THE LAST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH FROM  7.30pm - 9.00pm
AT THE RHYDLEWIS VILLAGE HALL 

RAFFLE AND REFRESHMENTS INCLUDED



Club Chair - Liz Blackler
Club Secretaries - Jim and Nina Milton
Club President - Jenny Archibald



MEETINGS
January 31st
AGM with Cheese and Wine
Please do come along and be an active part of the annual general meeting of your gardening club.

February 28th
CHRYSANTHEMUMS 
Ivor Mace, a well known expert show winner and grower of these lovely autumn flowers, is here to talk about how to grow these exotic flowers for the garden, for showing, and for cut flower displays.

  March 28th  
SPRING SHOW 
Schedule will be available from February. Staging is open for exhibits from 4pm to 6pm, when judging begins. 
Show commences at 7.30pm.

April 25th
FLOWER ARRANGEMENT
A return visit for horticulturist and florist Alex Hayes, who will be demonstrating how to use garden flowers in arrangements, and which flowers to grow if you like to bring them into your house.

May 30th  
THE RHYDLEWIS GARDEN PLANT SALE
Hundreds of lovely plants grown by our members to raise funds for the club, on offer at very reasonable prices. Please help our funds by bringing seedlings, plants, gardening items, and gardening books for others to enjoy.

June 27th
SUMMER PARTY
Liz Blackler will be hosting the party at the Blue Barn, Castell Farm, Ffostrasol. Commencing at 6pm, please bring a contribution to the supper and drinks table. Telephone Liz on 01239 851851- for details.

July 25th 
GARDEN VISIT Commencing 5pm
We will visit Jennifer Matthew’s lovely garden, Moorland Cottage Plants. There is no fee, so do consider buying a plant. For details, telephone 01239 891136.  Afterwards we will eat locally - further details towards the time. PLEASE NOTE earlier start time – we will meet at the gardens at 5pm.

August 29th 
PRODUCE SHOW 
Schedule will be available from June. Non-members are
welcome to exhibit in all classes at a cost of 10p per item. Staging is open for exhibits from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, when judging begins.  Show commences at 7.30

September 26th
GROWING HERBS
Andy Cook will give one of his vibrant and aromatic talks on this perennial subject. 

October  31st  
BATS IN YOUR GARDEN
 Alison Denten, from the Ceredigion Association for Bats, will talk about local Bats, and how gardeners can help them to survive.
  
Nov 28th  
NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME

Pat Causton the county organiser for Ceredigion, will talk about the NGS, and advise on how to open your garden to the public.

MEMBERSHIP

Open to all those interested in gardening

For further information please contact the secretaries
 Nina or Jim Milton on 01239 851096

Or visit our blog at



Here you will find photos of some of our regular activities, together with show schedules, gardens, a copy of this programme and other useful links.


Subscriptions of £10 per annum are to be paid at the AGM. 
New members joining later in the year will be asked for a reduced pro rata subscription.

Visitors are always welcome and there is no charge for the first visit but any non-members who come regularly will be asked to pay a small contribution (£2) towards the meeting. 

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Spring Show Tuesday 28th March 2017


SPRING SHOW


1st Prize Catagory 7 Vase of Spring Flowers 

1st Prize Catagory 21, A Hand Painted Hardboiled Egg


TUESDAY 28th MARCH 2017
at
RHYDLEWIS VILLAGE HALL




CLWB GARDDIO RHYDLEWIS A’R CYLCH
RHYDLEWIS AND DISTRICT GARDENING CLUB


Catagory 9 Camelia, 1 bloom
Thank you all so much, you wonderful gardeners, for making our Spring Show this year extra special. The tables were teaming with beautiful plants and floral displays and it was lovely to see so many people, both exhibiting and coming to see the show.






Catagory 13 Cut Spray from Flowering Tree or Shrub

Catagory 15, Dish of Hellebore Heads



AWARDS

OVERALL WINNER – 
Most Points in classes 1-21 - Vicky Wade of Brongest



THE DERRICK AND BARBARA CALOW MEMORIAL CUP – Best Exhibit in classes 1-15 - Vicky Wade



PAM HUFFERDINE TROPHY –
 Best Exhibit in class 22   A pot of tulips, grown from bulbs supplied last autumn - Dilys Davies of Rhydlewis.




Thank you so much, everyone put a huge effort into making this a great Spring Show, especially Liz Blackler, our chair and show secretary.

See you next month for Alex Hayle's "Arranging Flowers from your Garden" and in May for the Plant Sale.