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A Report (& pictures) on the 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.

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

The Garden Society's 2020-21 programme is currently suspended until further notice owing to the coronavirus restrictions. The planned outing and Garden Party have been cancelled, as is the Annual Show, that was scheduled for Saturday 5th September. We hope that all our members will stay safe and enjoy their gardens in the meantime!


It is said that you cannot plant new roses where roses have been - wrong - what you need to do is get hold of a cardboard box big enough to take the roots of the new rose, dig a hole the size of the box, place the cardboard box in the ground next to the one you are looking to replace, fill it with the rose and fresh soil and by the time the cardboard has rotted it will be strong enough to fend for itself.

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The Garden Society committee has taken the difficult decision to cancel this year's Annual Show; however, following the lead of the Chelsea Flower Show, we are hoping to hold a 'virtual' Show online - watch this space for details!

The second (below) is a photo of what Jan Evans has been doing - entitled "The veggie patch is for once looking quite organised!" 


July is a good month for relaxing and enjoying your garden, but there are still a few jobs to be done. Deadheading your bedding plants as the flowers fade will keep them looking good for longer, and don't forget to give them a liquid feed from time to time. If you cut back geraniums hard after flowering, and give them a feed, you should get a second flush of flowers. And if you haven't already staked tall-growing plants, now is the time to do that - if the recent winds haven't already flattened them!

Pictures from the Garden Society's talk and class on Willow weaving held on Saturday 7th December

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: 

It was suggested by Jan Evans that we put on the webpage a gallery of photos of what gardening we've been doing in lockdown and are proud of, with some explanatory text.

The first of these is a photo of what Frances has been doing - entitled 'Frances has been sowing seeds'.

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.

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An Interesting Piece on the Women's Land Army From Jan Evans:

​​VE Day 75th Anniversary
As a group of passionate gardeners, I wonder how much many of us know about the British Women’s Land Army. With the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, it seems a fitting tribute to acknowledge their efforts to fuel the nation. 

​To read more Click Here

Next Garden Society Committee meeting

Date to be confirmed

Garden Society AGM.

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 One of our Garden Society members, Angela Lerwill, is selling home-made sourdough loaves in aid of a charity which funds a   school in a remote part of Burundi, one of the poorest countries in the world. She will deliver pre-ordered loaves to   Brimpsfield Village Hall car park at 11am on Friday 24th July; orders must be in by 21st July. Loaves cost £5 each, payable on   collection (and please bring your own bag to carry them home in); to order, contact Angela on 074230 80429 or email Click Here for the article from the Painswick Beacon and for more information.