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Friday, 2 November 2012

Members Bulb Growing Competition

The Spring Flower Show date is Saturday 6th April.  This year for the members plant growing competition we have a pure white narcissi bulbs "Mount Hood".  A small daffodil ideal for containers.  5 bulbs cost a mere 50p so get your bulbs at the next meeting on Tuesday 13th November.

Monday, 8 October 2012

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Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Autumn Flower Show

Alby Berry's Pretty In Pink Vase of Dahlias

Chris Moore with her Award winning Autumn Fruits, Berries and Foliage

Chad Stone with Chairman Tim Nichols

Emma Hilton and Sue Sharpin with some of the scrummy cakes

Jean Webb with her winning Salvia Hot Lips

Visitors admiring the exhibits

The Club’s Autumn Flower Show took place at The New Hall last week and a bumper crowd came to view the beautiful exhibits that were on display. The show secretary, Monica Seatherton, together with the Director of Show, Ros Nichols, concluded that despite the difficult summer growing conditions, exhibitors put together a blooming wonderful display.

The principal prize winners in the decorative section were Maggie Roberts, Chris Moore, Tim Nichols and Pat Cyprus. The Award of Merit was given to Chris Moore for her exhibit of Autumn fruits, berries & foliage.

In the children’s section Jessica Ridgeway & Paige Nichols were the winners.

In the cut flowers section the principal winners were: Mary Smith; Jean Bennett; Chad Stone; Sue Gollop; Alby Berry; Ann Crawford; Val Diggle; Margaret Grose and Pam Armstrong. The Award of Merit went to Alby Berry for his Pretty In Pink Vase of Dahlias.

In the shrubs, trees and climbers section, the principal winners were: Pam Armstrong; Chad Stone; Ann Crawford and Jean Bennett. Chad was the winner with his vase of heaths.

In the pot plants section the principal winners were: Nora Mears; Mary Coles; Ann Crawford; Chad Stone; Val Diggle; John Mears and first time exhibitor Pat Payne. Chad won the Award of Merit for his large tuberous begonia.
The members class was well supported with 15 entries. Jean Webb won for the best Salvia “Hot Lips” plant, as supplied by Cove Garden Nurseries in the spring; second was Pat Cyprus and third was Denise Budd with Maureen Coldham, fourth.
In the photography section, the principal winners were: Tim Nichols; Yvonne Clark; Margaret Ellwood and Ros Nichols. Tim won the Award of Merit for his Garden Produce photo.

The Jubilee special collection class was very closely contended with Ros Nichols winning by ½ a point from Tim Nichols; third was Sue Gollop.

At the end of the afternoon, the Chairman, Tim Nichols, thanked the judges, Val Maunder; Linda Alexander and Richard Parrott for their hard work and also thanked the committee, helpers, exhibitors and visitors for making this show such a success.

Sunday, 9 September 2012

Growing Dahlias for Pleasure by Terry Bratcher

Terry Bratcher gave an inspiring talk about Growing Dahlias for Pleasure at the first autumn meeting last week.  He talked with such passion about his lifetime hobby.  A national grower and show exhibitor he has won many medals and awards at national shows.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Isle of Wight delights

42 members have returned from an excellent week away in the Isle of Wight.  An excellent tour of gardens and attractions filled the week.  The weather behaved and we only needed our raincoats on one occasion.

We stayed at the Ocean View Hotel in sunny Shanklin.  We visited Nunwell House & Gardens after a tour of the coast and a lunch break in Ryde.  Then Osborne House and grounds on Tuesday.  Wednesday we had a couple of hours shopping in Newport before an afternoon spent at Ventnor Botanical Gardens.  Thursday we dodged the showers to see the beautiful gardens at Mottistone Manor and Friday was a stop at the pretty village of Godshill before a ride on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Photos to follow.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Garden Photography Exhibition on now in Exeter

International Garden Photographer of the Year
International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography. The wonderful array of images aims to stimulate an interest in photography, offer a pause for thought and an opening of the eyes. Gardens are a haven not only for plants and wildlife but for people too. To find out about the competition visit www.igpoty.com more

Free. Open 10am to 5pm daily except Mondays and bank holidays. 1pm closing Xmas and New Years Eve. Open New Years day.
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen Street, Exeter Devon EX3 4RX
Today to Tuesday 22 May 2012

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Spring Flower Show on Saturday

The 2012 Spring Flower Show takes place this coming Saturday at The New Hall, Barrington Street, Tiverton.  Doors open to the public at 2pm.  Refreshments and home made cakes will be available all afternoon so why not pop along if you have some spare time.  Entry is only 50p for non-members.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Preparing for a Show by Bert Jewell

Bert Jewell from Crediton visited the club to give some helpful tips on how to prepare for a Flower Show.  Rather timely just before our Spring Show.  From transportation and care of narcissi to pot plants the audience found his advice most helpful.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Sue Applegate's Iris & Peonies

Sue Applegate gave an interesting talk on Iris and Peonies with a practical demonstration on planting.  Then she showed some slides.

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Spring Season starts today

The first talk of the Spring Programme is tonight when Sally Applegate visits us to talk about Peonies and Iris.  The meeting starts at 7.30pm at The Memorial Hall, Angel Hill, Tiverton.

Anyone wishing to renew their membership or join the club will be able to do so at the meeting.  The annual subscription is £5 with lots of benefits for being a member.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Annual General Meeting report

The Chairman opened the meeting and then reported on another successful year for the club.  He highlighted the events from 2011 and ran through what was planned for 2012.  Reports from the Treasurer, Show Secretary and Garden Visits sub-committee were read out and questions from members were answered by the Chairman. 

The election of officers was done and an election of two exisitng committee members.  Jim & Margaret Grose, who were stepping down from the committee were thanked for their hard work in the last three years.  Two new committee members were nominated and proposed and voted to join the committee. 

The evening ended with an digital audio visual slide show highlighting the club's events in 2011 and presented by Ros Nichols.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Annual General Meeting tonight

It is the Club's Annual General Meeting tonight at The Memorial Hall, Angel Hill, Tiverton at 7.30pm.

The new programmes for 2012 and membership cards will be available.  The annual subscription remains at £5 per person.

Anyone who is unable to make the meeting but wishes to join please send a cheque made payable to Tiverton Garden Club with a sufficiently stamped self addressed envelope to the Chairman, Tim Nichols.  (Email the "Contact Us" button on the right hand side for the address if you haven't got it please).

Time permitting, once the business of the evening is finished, Ros Nichols will show some digital images of some garden club events which happened in 2011.