We had our last outing of the year in September, to the Clare Bulb Company, quickly arranged to replace the meeting in the Institute, I think we all left with lawn envy! And the garden had loads of colour still in the borders. Several of us took advantage of the shop being open and came away with bags, and in some cases boxes, of bulbs!
Reluctantly, the Committee have made the difficult decision to abandon meetings of the Club until February 2021. The government guidelines limiting the numbers at social gatherings, and the concern for the safety of our members has left us with no choice. Although there will be no AGM, there will be a Committee meeting in the second half of November, and Committee members would welcome your thoughts on this decision, and your feelings about the meetings in 2021. Some speakers have said they are willing to give talks via Zoom, but it would be difficult to collect payment to join in, and club funds cannot meet costs otherwise. How do you feel about this? Please get in touch. Committee members’ names are on the website and on the back of the 2020 Programme.
A full programme has been arranged from February to November 2021, which will be put on here in October, and we hope to distribute programmes through Contact magazine as usual at the start of the year. If the pandemic is still disrupting events, backup plans for extra garden visits are also being made.
No membership subscriptions will be collected, as there is no AGM, but you are still welcome to take part in the discount seed scheme that we run with Kings Seeds. Their website is kingsseeds.com, but if you would prefer a catalogue, have any questions about the scheme, or any other questions about the club, please contact Geraldine, either via email on email@example.com, or by phone on 01787 280134.
A picture of some of us listening to Kate Denton, the owner of Lavenham Hall, telling us the story of the garden:
And one of us enjoying the garden at Moat House, Little Saxham during our visit in July:
Annie Robinson collecting the Silver Salver from judge Peter Fisk at the 2019 Show. (One of her six trophies!)
Pat Tebbit and Michelle Worrall in the background.
The two Peter's at the 2016 Show
During the visit to Richmond House in Clare in June, 2016.
Our display in the Church to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.