Garden Club

The Pencombe and Little Cowarne Garden Club began in October 2021 and meets usually on the second Monday of the month. This is occasionally different if dates clash with other events.

Meetings

Meetings start at 7:30pm and begin with coffee and a chat which gives us an opportunity to catch up with events and activities of the previous month and also to choose magazines and seeds we’d like to swap. There is usually a presentation form a member about their garden, and a presentation or video and discussion around the topic of interest for the evening. And we try to have a raffle or competition each month. Meetings close around 9:00pm

Fees

Meetings cost £2.00 per person if paid on the night, or £20 per year per person if paid by BACS.

The annual programme

Date Topic
January 10th No Dig method and soil development Charles Dowding video & Experience sharing
February 7th 3P’s How to minimise Plastic, Peat and Pesticides Janet / Susan
March 14th Seed propagation including seed composts, soil blocking, & keyhole gardens
Janet / Susan
April 11th Gardening for wildlife / Daffodil show
May 9th Garden visit. Wildflower walk at Shortwood followed by a bring and share meal. Walk starts at 6:00pm Shortwood Farm
June 2nd Plant sale at Jubilee Fete PALC Parish Hall
June 13th Gardening our ‘Wild’ Bank to support wildlife. Meet at the Car Park bank for 7:00pm site visit
Followed by visit to Richard’s garden. 
Talk from Wildlife Trust
July 11th Garden visit. Walk around local gardens followed by refreshments in the hall TBA
August 8th Establishing a wildflower meadow Rebecca
September 12th Garden visit or talk – Picton Garden Colwall
October 10th Planting for weather extremes TBA
November 14th Pruning including roses and clematis TBA
December 12th Xmas flowers from the garden and hedgerow TBA
2022 Garden Club Programme