The Charltons Horticultural Society NEWS
The AGM on 8th Jan. went well and was supported by members, with a couple of new enrolments, very pleasing indeed.
The 2023 Committee were all re-elected by the Members for the 2024 season.
It was also decided that from 2025 the AGM will in future be held in April
it was decided by a majority decision that we did not go ahead with the Quiz
MESSAGE FROM SWEETACRE NURSERIES REGARDING OUR DISCOUNT.
A message for all Gardening Clubs and Societies. As prices continue to rise and the cost of everything going up, we have had to review our discount scheme given to your members. Until now, we have given 10% off of just plants on the nursery. As of January 2024 however, we have had to change this to 5% but this now includes more products. 5% given to all members of gardening clubs, this includes Plants, Compost, Hanging Baskets, Sundries etc. Some restrictions still apply i.e. Gift cards, Logs & Coal. Members can now also benefit from using the discount on both of our premises, not just the Glastonbury one. For those of you who have membership cards, please remember to bring them with you so we can honour the discount. Thank you for your custom over the years, and your continued support. We have come to know many of you by name and whom without we wouldn’t be here today. From all of us at Sweet Acre Thank you.
SWEETACRE WILL HAVE A LIST OF MEMBERS NAMES ONLY AND WILL ASK FOR YOUR VALID CARD SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU HAVE IT WITH YOU WHEN YOU SHOP THERE. Thank-you.
It was unfortunate that the Quarry Inn had to cancel our Christmas get-together due the the Chef's accident, we can perhaps arrange something in early 2024.
ROSEMOOR COACH TRIP JUNE 3rd 2023
A great day out was had by all at RHS Rosemoor, the weather was great as were the Gardens, and well worth another visit.
HESTERCOMBE GARDENS, Members enjoyed a trip to Hestercombe on May 13th, a few photos will be added soon
The April 2023 Discount evening at Brimsmore was well attended and savings were made by many. thanks to all.
We are pleased to say that we have organised a Coach Trip to RHS Rosemore on June 3rd. book soon to avoid disappointment.
Chris Beardshaw Event was a resounding success, and he gave an extra-long and passionate talk on the English Garden. All who attended were overly impressed.
A Bit of Fun!
from one of our members,
If you grow healthy toms when all about you are losing theirs and furious with you
If you can beat the slugs when all men doubt you And save your hostas, delphs and dahlias too;
If you can weed and not be bored by weeding, Nor get depressed when bindweed reappears Nor fume to find vine weevils ate your fuchsias But grow another lot to feed next year’s
If you can dream and not be disappointed When all you dreamed turns out to be a mess;
If you can think your garden could be Wisley Instead of some chaotic wilderness
If you can meet with well-known gardening experts To find you’re not alone without a clue
If you can bear to hear your gardening question Provoking hoots of laughter aimed at you Or face the urn your mother gave you, broken, By bulging roots of cannas or of yew
If you can make one heap of all your compost And hurt your back when turning it again And nip your fingers with the secateurs Which you then drop, and lose amid the pain
If all your pots dry out in summer heatwaves While you are soaked in rain on hols abroad Or your hydrangeas get baked brown in summer Then winter drowns your yuccas in wet mud
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To hope plants live long after they are gone And keep the space where trilliums once grew In case they grow again before too long
If you can deal with mildew without swearing And preferably without a fungicide And suffer plagues of whitefly without caring Or wake up to find your precious Acer died And grit your teeth, dig up the thing and bin it To find there’s honey-fungus in the sod Yours is the earth and everything that’s in it, For you’ve become a Gardener, by God!
"TERMS & CONDITIONS TO ANY OF OUR COACH TRIPS OR EVENTS"
Entry/Fare is by pre-paid & pre-booked tickets only.
You cannot pay on the day/evening unless otherwise stated.
A refund of the ticket price will only happen if the CHS cancels the Trip or Event.
The CHS does not take any responsibility for any loss or damage to vehicles or personal belongings left in the Venue, The Venue Car Park, or the Village Car Park.
Do not leave personal bags/belongings unattended.
The Ticket holder will take all precautions regarding Health & Safety during the Trip/Event for themselves and anyone in their care.
Please note the emergency exits in the corners of the venue and the assembly point outside.
Any ticket holders will be removed if they cause affray.