July Club News

Hope you are all keeping well and adjusting to Lockdown Life.

Where has the time flown to this year - can't believe its July already! Suspect you've all been keeping busy in the garden but remember to sit back, relax and enjoy the flowers, birds, butterflies, bees and the scents too - as the saying goes..... All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy ... I think many of us will be having "staycations" this year so our gardens will be a good sanctuary.


Good news - The four RHS Gardens have re-opened but you must make contact via the internet and book an arrival time. Some of the Yellow Book Gardens, and private gardens like Beth Chatto's, have opened up too, but once again you must book a day and entry time.


I would like to thank the members who forwarded some photos last month to put onto our website - please keep sending them so that we can see your gardens as the summer progresses. Also if you do venture out to visit open gardens these photos will be welcome too (don't forget to give the name of the garden visited).

Please send them to me via email


At the moment there is no news on our meetings reconvening - the social distancing is still very important and the last thing we want, after everyone being so good during the Lockdown, is for this nasty Covid-19 to raise its ugly head again. As soon as we hear anything we will let you know.

Unfortunately I have some sad news. I must let you know that Brian Townsend passed away last month. Many of our older members will remember Brian and Janet - they were stalwart members of the club for many years, moving away to the Midlands a few years ago to be near their children and grandchildren. They were amongst the original members when the club was formed. The club's condolences have been sent to Janet and family.

Take care and keep safe everyone, enjoy the warm weather and long days.

Happy Gardening - and don't forget to send those photos!


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