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       Newsletter July 2010


All the important information for you in short format.  If you have any ideas for future newsletters, please get in touch with Lisa (Club Secretary) on or 01799 584144.
This is your club and we would love your ideas!!

Up coming Dates for your Diary

Friday 30th July 6pm BBQ - Camps Hall, Castle Camps £7.50 per head for all you can eat & drink by very kind permission of Mr & Mrs P Marchant.  Contact Philip Marchant on 01799 584265 for more details.

Saturday 21st August – Ashdon Village Show, see newsletter for more details!!

Thursday 16th September 7.45pm – Our very first meeting of the year!!  Designing with Plants – Hilary Thomas has kindly agreed to come back and follow up her very successful talk last year ‘Right Plant in the Right Place’.

Thursday October 21st 7.45pm – Peter Jackson Scotsdales gardening guru for over 40 years, presentation on Pest & Diseases

Thursday November 18th 7.45pm – Mike Thurlow Head Gardener for Audley End Organic Kitchen. Mike also works closely with the Heritage Seed Library, the section of Garden Organic dedicated to maintaining and making available varieties which are no longer in general cultivation.

Ashdon Village Show August 21st

We are all looking forward to this prestigious event in the calendar & to seeing you there.

Cakes/Refreshments – do you have a baking talent or can make a mean cup of tea?? You do, great, would you be able to offer your services for baking or an hour with the refreshment.  Please contact Hilary on 01799 584357 by 9th August.

Silverware – to those trophy winners of 2009, we are aware you may be reluctant to give up your trophy but we do need them back a.s.a.p for this year’s show.  Please get in touch with Ian.  Thank you!

Schedules – do get involved with the show and entering is such fun!!  Schedules do need to be marked clearly with information and your details.  These need to be given in preferably at the Post Office in Ashdon or to the Show Secretary Ian Herd.

Can you help? We are looking for some help on the Friday afternoon setting up or during Show day at intervals with stewarding in the morning and with the judges (get to see the other side) and during the afternoon.  If you think you could spare some time, please get in touch with the Show Secretary Ian on 07961 735416.


Ashdon Gardening Club Handbook 2010 – 2011

We are currently undertaking our new handbook for the new season and are looking for ideas to make the handbook more yours than ours!  If you have any suggestions, pictures etc then please contact Gillian on email gcw23@ or call 01799 584039

2010- 2011 Subscriptions

As per our AGM in June, it was decided that subscriptions would rise to £10 per person this year to help cover the cost of expenses for our excellent speakers.  Please note that this is payable at your first meeting of the new season e.g. Thursday 16th September.  Thanking you in advance.

Hyde Hall, Chelmsford is our nearest RHS garden
Future event - Hyde Hall’s Celebration of Plants

A welcome addition to the event programme at Hyde Hall is a three-day plant fair, 13 – 15 August. This is the first time that the RHS has hosted such an event at the garden offering you a one-stop shop for all your plant needs. An event not to be missed, so make a note of it in your diary!





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