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Friday, 28 March 2014

Hosting BBC Gardeners Question Time

Tim Nichols announced at Tuesday's meeting that the Garden Club will be hosting the recording of BBC Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time on Wednesday 28th May at the Tiverton Community Arts Theatre (TCAT) at Tiverton High School from 5.30pm.  

Tickets will go on sale shortly with a charge of £3 to include a hot drink of tea or coffee.

The panellists will be known shortly and once we have been informed we will let you know.  So put the date and time in your diary and get your ticket when they go on sale.

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Devon Wildlife Trust and the wild side of Exeter

Emily from the Devon Wildlife Trust gave an interesting and informative talk about the wild side of Exeter and other local build up areas at the Club's latest talk.

She discussed the habits of swifts and  the planting of wild flowers along grass verges; the use of local parks and getting the community to use them more.

Members and guests asked lots of questions and she was able to answer with her vast knowledge.

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Flower Show entries

Remember that the Spring Flower Show will take place on Saturday 29th March at The New Hall, Tiverton.

It will be open for exhibitors from 9am to 10.45am and then open to the public from 2pm to 4.30pm

Entries close on Wednesday 26th March.

Sunday, 9 March 2014

Chris Britton digs up some memories

An old friend visited the club to give an inspiring talk about unusual plants and shrubs for the first meeting of the year.  Chris Britton, formerly of Withleigh Nurseries, now trading and living in Kenton, brought a collection from his nursery.  A keen plantsman, he is a very knowledgeable and was able to give advice on planting and looking after a huge array of plants.

There was a competition for the best hellebore flower which Chris happily judged and Chad Stone was the lucky winner.