HOW MANY OF YOU CAN SIT ON THE GARDEN SOCIETY'S BENCH - (WITHOUT BREAKING IT)? ON THE OTHER HAND, YOU COULD JUST SEND US PICTURES OF YOU TAKING A BREAK WHILST VISITING THE ROYAL VISITED VILLAGE OF BRIMPSFIELD.
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A Report (& pictures) on the Recent Garden Society Outing to Daglingworth House from Jan Evans
The sun shone for us whilst we enjoyed a visit to the delightful gardens of Daglingworth House. The owners, David and Etta Howard, are more than keen gardeners, and we enjoyed a private escorted tour with Etta providing informative detail, ably supported by her gardener Bill. The two acre garden included a walled garden, temple, grotto, herbaceous borders, with the pond and cascade adding to the features of this lovely garden. A sunken garden and reflective pool are new projects being worked on during our visit, and I look forward to seeing it completed in the near future.
The Brimpsfield and Mid-Cotswold Garden Society is a member of the Gloucestershire Federation of Garden Societies and to find out more, click on the link below.
Glos Federation of Gardening Societies' Autumn newsletter has a lot of news about garden-related events Click here.
It is also available on their website at http://gfgs.org.uk/newsletters/default.htm
Page last updated and checked - 11/07/2019
JULY's GARDENING TIPS
Fruit trees will have dropped some of their excess fruitlets over the past few weeks, but these often still need thinning out; this prevents the tree from cropping too heavily and becoming exhausted, from bearing more weight than the branches can take, and from suffering mildew because of poor airflow. Start by removing the three Ds – any fruits that are dead/dying, diseased or damaged – and also any fruits whose stalk is turning yellow (these are about to drop in any case). Fruits that are abnormally small should also be removed. Fruit clusters in apple trees often contain a ‘king fruit’ – usually an abnormally large and/or misshapen fruit, often in the centre of the cluster – which should be pulled off; these often drop off by themselves (and may already have done so) but they can grow, misshapen, to the detriment of the rest of the cluster. An easy way of identifying ‘king fruits’ is that the stalk is usually much thicker than the stalks of the other fruit in the cluster.
Aim for 1-2 fruit every 4-6 inches (ideally just one in each cluster) for dessert apples; 1 every 6-9 inches for cooking apples; 2 every 4-6 inches for pears; and either 1 every 2-3 inches or 2 every 6 inches for plums.
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The Brimpsfield & Mid-Cotswold Garden Society, founded in 1971, serves the villages in the area between Gloucester and Cirencester. As well as our annual Show, we organise occasional outings for members, a spring plant sale and a summer garden party and hold winter meetings with a horticultural theme and a strong social element. Members benefit from a discount at Dundry Nurseries, Staverton and can take advantage of significantly reduced prices through our bulk order with Dobies Seeds.
We aim to be a friendly society and we welcome anyone with an interest, however general, in gardens and gardening.
Contact the Secretary, Frances Ellery for further information - Tel: 01452 862412 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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PICTURES FROM THE GARDEN SOCIETY'S ANNUAL SHOW
SATURDAY 1st SEPTEMBER 2018
One of our Annual Show judges - Carolyn Edwards, received expressions of interest from members and visitors about having a go at patchwork and come to one of her meetings. Guests are always welcome at these meetings and they have speakers or demos most months. To find out more click here to take you to the website.
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