SURREY HORTICULTURAL FEDERATION Chairman: Mr. Brian Deaville, Garec, Ham Lane, Elstead, Godalming, Surrey GU8 6HG Tel: 01252-703378 Secretary: Mrs. Janet Arm Redleaf Nursery, Green Lane, Tilford, Farnham, Surrey, GU10 2AP Tel: 01252-783133 Email: [email protected] SUMMER NEWSLETTER 2014 Final Reminder! Our SUMMER VISIT is on Sunday 18 MAY to MILLAIS NURSERIES th Crosswater Farm, Crosswater Lane, Churt, Surrey, GU10 2JN Chelsea Gold medal winning Rhododendron nursery. Woodland walks, tour of nursery, and area with plants for sale. An entry fee of £4 per head including tea and biscuits will be charged, with all profits going to the National Gardens Scheme. Time 2.30 – 4.00 pm Crosswater Farm is situated off Jumps Road, which runs from the A 287 FarnhamHindhead road across to the old Pride of the Valley pub (now The Bell and Dragon.) (It would be helpful if you could let the Secretary know approx. how many club members are interested.) SPRING TALK. What a joy it was to have the Spring Talk by Roy Lancaster on his Plantsman’s Garden. A full house thoroughly enjoyed his powerpoint presentation, which showed some of his favourite shrubs and trees, first in his front garden, then round to the back of the house. I think he would have answered questions for hours if we had let him! If you haven’t had a copy of the list of plants he showed, then please get in touch with Secretary Janet. The list was forwarded to all clubs with email, but there may be some others out there who would also like a copy. Trouble is, many of the plants he showed aren’t easily available commercially, but you can always look up the latest copy of The Plant Finder, which is also on the RHS website. (From personal experience, we grew Acer White Tigress a few years ago, but were told by the nursery from whom we got the young plants that they had stopped growing it as it was one of the snake-bark maples which tended to die-back on its stem, so they/we now grow Acer Viper instead.) Mind you, I don’t think a tree in Roy’s Garden would dare to die back! - Janet JUDGES AND LECTURERS LISTS. Please could you note the following alterations:- Mr. L. Apted. Incorrect telephone number on Judge’s List, correct on Lecturer’s List – 01403-730923 (not 01483) Paul Templeton. Change of address to 7 Westside, Tillington, Petworth, W. Sussex, GU289AI Tel: 07786-440-125 Email address stays the same. David Cheston. No fax now. For those of you who haven’t heard, former Judge and Lecturer Les Waldren has sadly died after a short illness. The funeral has taken place. OTHER LECTURERS: Timothy Walker is leaving Oxford Botanic Gardens at the end of July, but will still be lecturing. He can be contacted on timothy.walker1958.org.uk, website www.timothywalker.org.uk, or phone 07959 693050 Stephen Harmer gives garden history talks. He lives in Kent, and can be contacted at: [email protected] Charges £75 plus 30p a mile travel. FEEDBACK SHEETS. A few clubs have been very good at using them but we would love some more! Brief comments on talks by lecturers follow – if you want further details please contact Secretary Janet Arm, as the comments are anonymous! Speaker Talk Comments Richard Thornton Plants and Gardens of Italy Rather holiday-snap like, and plant knowledge variable. Audience not inspired. Slides reasonable but dated. Comments similar to above (different club) Score 5/6 Talk/slide show about making wooden instruments and furniture, finishing by impromptu concert! Interesting subject well received, though speaker quiet at times. Score 8 Slides and demo of rose grafting. Helpful hints, enjoyed by audience. Score 10 Very interesting, informative, humorous and enthusiastic enjoyed by all. Seeds and books for sale Excellent slides on growing veg. at Fittleworth, and helpful advice. Very good. Score9 Very well presented talk, entertaining and held audience attention throughout. Score 10 Excellent pictures and audience said made even grasses interesting. Expensive. Score 9 History and plants shown, including unusual trees seen through the year. Score 8 Excellent presentation which kept audience interested for 2 hrs. Very knowledge, clear and concise. Score 10 Singapore and Bali Mervyn & Kath Mewis Out of the Woods. Tel: 07791-491-773 Email: [email protected] David May Growing Roses. Paulo Arrigo. Italy, from seed to Plate. (Franchi seeds) 0208-427-5020 Mark Saunders Growing Vegetables. Maren Talbot Orchids – growing and cultivation. 01628-488640 Email: [email protected] Brian Fisher Grasses. 01628-825510 Email: [email protected] Peter Herring Winkworth Arborteum David Nobbs Farmland Birds, RSPB Hope Farm [email protected] Score(out of 10) CLUB EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES May – July. Please contact secretaries direct for further details. May 12th 13th 14th 15th 17th 17th 17th 20th 21st 21st 21st 21st 21st 21st 23rd 25th 27th 27th 29th 31st June 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 4th 4th 5th 5th 6th 7th 7th 7th 9th 9th 10th 11th 11th 16th 17th 18th 18th 18th 21st 21st 21st 22nd 22nd 24th 24th 28th 28th Yateley Worplesdon Grayshott New Soc. Camberley Bletchingley Leigh Woodham & New Haw Holmbury St. Mary Cheam & Cuddington Chiddingfold Onslow Village Sandhurst Weybridge Fuchsia Witley Frensham Plant Heritage Milford West End Bletchingley Leatherhead Vegetable Gardening, with Geoff Hawkins. Tales from the Potting Shed, with Jean Griffin. Flora and Fauna post A3 Tunnel. Matthew Cusack A Passion for Poppies, by Mrs. Sandy Worth PLANT and PRODUCE SALE, The Manse, Stychens Lane 10.30 CHARITY PLANT SALE on Village Green PLANT SALE at The Black Prince, New Haw. The Plight of the Bee, with Marina Christopher A year at Allwoods Nurseries. David and Emma James. Woolbeding Gardens, with Paul Gallivan. Rose Expertise, with David May. PLANT SALE, and talk: Bulbs through the Year. R. Bailey Pelargoniums, by S. Pollard. Our local Butterflies and Flowers, with Jill Fry A year in a life of a Fuchsia Nursery, with Carol Gubler PLANT FAIR, at RIPLEY VILLAGE HALL. Pot Plants in the Home, with Nick Morgan RHS Caribbean Calypso Islands and G.Q.T. with John Negus The Gardens of Hever Castle. Neil Miller PLANT SALE at 19 The Mount, Fetcham. Julia Dobbin 01252-870533 Sheila Dyke 01483-481841 Lindy Morrison 01428-605911 C. Thompson 01252-837640 Jill Rigby 01883-743093 Charl. Kinloch 01306-611198 R. Lambert 01932-343035 Tracey Bull 01483-893073 Nigel Blumsom 0208-6448673 Marg. Morton 01428-683497 Anne Bradbeer 01483-563421 Chris Dresler 01420-768985 M. Lympany 01932-846506 Nadine Hunter 01428-682719 Caroline Plant 01252-793991 Wendy Bentall 01276-858256 S. Miskimmin 01483-421509 Judy Douch 01483-475133 Anne Fowler 01883-744710 Euan Niven 01372-279079 Ash Parish Esher/Molesey Lightwater Wonersh Godstone Staines Sunningdale Grayswood Woodham/NewHaw Ash Parish Dorking Frensham Elstead Yateley Worplesdon Farnham Grayshott Basingstoke Merrow Cheam/Cuddington Onslow Village Weybridge Fuchsia Chiddingfold Frensham Sandhurst Fernhurst Jacobs Well Milford West End Headley Milford The Productive Greenhouse, by Nicholas Morgan The Ribena Story, by Michael Moulton South Downs Way, by Graham Harding Unusual Hardy Plants, with Mrs. P. Leichti-Clarke Roses Now and Then, by Sally Moon Journey to Antarctica, by Tony Leppard Garden Design and Painting with Plants, Linsey Evans Clematis through the season. Mr. Everett Leeds Flowers for Fun (Arranging), with Janet Arm SUMMER SHOW 2.30-4.00 pm EARLY SUMMER and ROSE SHOW North Holmwood V. Hall Plant Sale at Dockenfield Day The way to a Wimbledon Lawn, by Paul Patton Herb Growing 12 months of the year, with Claire Brown Flowers for Fun (Arranging), with Janet Arm Preparing exhibits for shows, Mrs. Hazel Chant Great Dixter Gardens, Fergus Garrett. Tickets from Fuchsias, by Derek Dexter EVENING SHOW, 8 pm Garden Pests and Diseases, by Guy Barter, RHS SHOW, and The Secret Life of the Mole, Mr. C. Stewart SHOW NIGHT SUMMER SHOW, 2 pm Plant Sale at Frensham Fayre SUMMER FLOWER SHOW, 3 pm Fernhurst Open Gardens, Ashurst. 2-5.30pm SUMMER SHOW Climbing and Wall Plants, by Hilary Newman GM Crops, an impartial review, with Dr. J. Salway SUMMER SHOW 2.30 pm SUMMER SHOW Brenda Winton 01252-318998 A. Beauchamp 0208-9791415 Jackie Hayler 01276-475622 Val Brockman 01483-893808 M. Gonzalez 01342-893751 High Wright 07747-640020 Chris Parnell 01344-626121 Ang. Wheeler 01428-652667 R. Lambert 01932-34303 Brenda Winton 01252-318998 S. Oakley 01306-886157 Caroline Plant 01252-793991 Diana Terry 01252-702338 Julia Dobbin 01252-870533 Sheila Dyke 01483-481841 Jane Gates 01252-722467 Lindy Morrison 01428-605911 Philip Wraight 01256-324185 Jen. Bayley 01483-572781 Nigel Blumsom 0208-6448673 Anne Bradbeer 01483-563421 M. Lympany 01932-846506 Marg. Morton 01428-683497 Caroline Plant 01252-793931 Chris Dresler 01420-768985 B. Pennnington 01428-652212 Pam Lomax 01483-767225 S. Miskimmin 01483-421509 Judy Douch 01483-475133 J. Howard-Duff 01428-714073 S. Miskimmin 01483-421509 Continued over ..... July 1st 1st 2nd 2nd 3rd 5th 8th 12th 12th 12th 12th 12th 12th 12th 12th 12th 14th 16th 16th 19th 19th 22nd 22nd 26th Lightwater Primulas and Auriculas, with Alan Edmunson Wonersh SUMMER SHOW and FLORAL ART SHOW Fernhurst Bee Friendly Garden, workshop at 15 Verdley Place 10-12 Godstone National Garden Schemes in Surrey. Margaret Arnott Sunningdale Shrubs of Distinction, with John Negus Thursley SUMMER SHOW, 2.30 pm Worplesdon Fuchsias, with Derek Dexter Ashford SUMMER SHOW 2.30 pm Churt SUMMER SHOW, 2.30 pm Ellens Green/Rudgwick SUMMER SHOW and Dog Show, Sansomes Farm RH12 3AR 2pm Elstead SUMMER SHOW Ewhurst SUMMER SHOW 2.00 Recreation Ground Godstone ANNUAL SHOW Grayshott SUMMER SHOW, 2-4 pm Puttenham/Wanboro. SUMMER SHOW Tilford SUMMER SHOW, 2-4 pm Yateley Ireland’s Gardens and Plants, with Geoff Peach Onslow Village Less well known gardens. Pat Liechti-Clarke Sandhurst The perfume of plants. John Baker Ashtead SUMMER SHOW from 1.30 pm Bramshott/Liphook SUMMER SHOW and Plant Sale. Church Centre 2.00-4.00 Milford Bees, with Lucy Frost West End Unusual Hardy Plants Part 3, with Mrs. P. Leichti-Clarke Leigh SUMMER FLOWER SHOW, 2.15 PM Jackie Hayler 01276-475622 Val Brockman 01483-893808 B. Pennnington 01428-652212 M. Gonzalez 01342-893751 Chris Parnell 01344-626121 Pat Clake 01252-706869 Sheila Dyke 01483-481841 R. Calder 01784-250561 Anne Butler 01428-713543 Kate Robertson 01403-822379 Diana Terry 01252-702338 Anne Dyball 01483-271812 M. Gonzalez 01342-893751 Lindy Morrison 01428-605911 Mag. Forwood 01483-813855 Janet Arm 01252-783133 Julia Dobbin 01252-870533 Anne Bradbeer 01483-563421 Chris Dresler 01420-768985 Sue Jones 01372-274708 Ian Haussauer 01428-722875 S. Miskimmin 01483-421509 Judy Douch 01483-475133 H. Taneborne 01306-611515 OTHER EVENTS. Saturday 17th May. Flower Festival in aid of Woking Hospice. Chobham Village Hall. 10.30-3.30 Sunday 8th June. 11.30 – 5.30 Grayswood Open Gardens. Visitors can follow an illustrated map around 10 gardens, the Infant School Grounds and the allotments, all of which have been created by enthusiastic amateur gardeners. Special Lunches available at the Wheatsheaf Inn, and teas in the Village Hall. Entry to all gardens is £5 per head. For further information information email: [email protected] NEW CLUB etc. We would like to welcome Bletchingley Horticultural Society to the Surrey Horticultural Federation, which brings the number of clubs up to 84 this year. If anyone knows whether Raynes Park Allotment and Residents Assc. and Peaslake, Shere and Gomshall clubs are still going, would they please contact Janet Arm, as she has been unable to reach either of them. Not got the numbers you require for a coach trip? Contact the Secretary with details, and it can be emailed out to clubs! COUNCIL MEETINGS Onslow Village Hall Committee Room. May 16th, October 17th and November 14th.
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