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Newsletter September 2020

10th September 2020

In this month's news:

  • STREET FAIR
  • VIRTUAL SHOW
  • FUTURE EVENTS
  • BRIDEWELL GARDENS
  • CHARLBURY GARDENERS FACEBOOK GROUP
  • JOBS FOR SEPTEMBER
  • CONTRIBUTIONS & HELP
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GARDEN SOCIETY STREET FAIR STALL

For Street Fair stall, we will be located in the garden behind the Corner House.

Do you have spare plants and seedlings to give for our Bring and Take Plant and Seed Stall? Maybe you’re beginning to think about splitting perennials or digging out plants you don’t want? Have you been collecting seeds? Here is how you can help:

Plants: Pot up any plants you’re no longer wanting, or perennials you want to reduce in size, and any spare pot plants, even house plants. Make sure they are clearly labelled.

Seeds: Collect these from your own garden or allotment. Put in envelopes, securely taped, preferably in small envelopes, label with name, short description and year of harvest.

If you can help with either, email membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk to arrange for drop off  before the 19th September or bring along on the day.

Thank you!

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VIRTUAL SHOW

Charlbury Garden Society’s Virtual Show - REMINDER

Time is passing. Sunflowers are getting tall and vegetables are getting big, so don’t forget to get out your phone or camera and record the result for the Virtual Show.

The solution is to go virtual, like so many other organisations. Here’s how it works. There are 6 categories:

  1. The tallest sunflower
  2. The largest vegetable
  3. The longest vegetable
  4. The funniest/oddest shaped vegetable
  5. A perfect flower
  6. The tallest hollyhock

Take a full resolution photograph and send it as an email attachment to showsecretary@charlburygardensociety.org.uk . The deadline is September 12th, the scheduled date of the Annual Show. This is open to all ages. Don’t forget to add any measuring devices in the photo, or state the measurements taken, plus your own name and location in the email. While you may have to wait for the vegetables, there are flowers now that are begging to have their picture taken.
There will be no prizes, but we’ll post the photos so everyone can enjoy the results. 

Kathy Broughton
Charlbury Garden Society

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FUTURE EVENTS

COFFEE MORNING & PLANT SALE

On Saturday 10th October we hope to have a coffee morning and plant sale outside the Corner House between 9.30 – 12 pm.

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & HARVEST SUPPER

The Annual General Meeting and Harvest Supper is scheduled for Thursday 15th October 2020.

This will go ahead and now that the Memorial Hall is open again is likely to be held there. As numbers are limited to just 30 please keep a look out for news and how to book, in our October newsletter.

APPLES THROUGH THE SEASONS

Our final talk for 2020 is likely to be held on-line. Andy Howard from Heritage Trees will be talking about ‘Apples through the Seasons’.

19 Nov 2020 7:30 p.m.

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BRIDEWELL GARDENS

Opening to visitors this Sunday 20th September!
Tickets are free but must be booked in advance.

CHARLBURY GARDENERS

Don't forget to check out the Charlbury Gardeners group. It's at https://www.facebook.com/groups/charlburygardeners/, it's public, and it's got 152 members. It's a place for chatting and sharing.

JOBS FOR SEPTEMBER

Collect ripe seeds from your favourite flowers and store ready to sow in spring
Lift and divide perennials once they finish flowering
Plant spring bulbs, including crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and bluebells 
Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them
Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway
Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn
Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting

CONTRIBUTIONS & HELP

If you would like to contribute anything to the newsletter for the next month, please contact us. Photographs and short written articles would be welcomed.

We are also looking for members interested in helping at or organising events and shows (it is not a committee post so there are no requirements to attend committee meetings).

If you would like any more information please email secretary@charlburygardensociety.org.uk.