Category: horticulture

Blooming spring show for Woodborough Horticultural Society

Woodborough Horticultural Society reports that its spring show in April 2015 saw entries up and a healthy turnout of visitors. Class winners and trophy winners were: Lyndon Clements, Margaret Allsopp, Mike Rowan, Jill Brown, Inga Filmer, Phil McCann, Jill Hicking,…

Christmas tree appeal a success

FURTHER to a story published on dumbles.co.uk last week, we’ve had news that the Christmas tree recycling initiative has been a success. Eve Morley of The Woodman writes: “Well, after three days of blood, sweat and thankfully no tears, our…

Recycle trees, and help a local child

FOR the past two years, The Woodman has collected and recycled christmas trees around Ravenshead and surrounding villages. The trees are made into garden chippings and donated to local allotments, homes and community projects. This is done for a donation of £3 to…

Spaces available on Coton Manor trip

WOODBOROUGH Horticultural Society reports that spaces are still available on its day trip to Coton Manor on Saturday 8 June 2013. Coton Manor lies in peaceful Northamptonshire countryside and enjoys beautiful views providing an ideal setting for the garden. The…

Woodborough spring show shines

WOODBOROUGH Horticultural Society wants to say a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who attended its Spring Show earlier this month. Although number of entries was down on previous years (something to do with the cold weather, perhaps?), the society says…

Move fast to join flower arranging course

ONLY two places remain available on a new flower arranging course starting in Woodborough next week. Jane Walden, a NAFAS-qualified tutor, starts her six-session course on Wednesday 13 March 2013 at the Institute, Roe Lane. Sessions will be held from…

No filth, but plenty of mud in this production

AN EVENING of comedy and song about the joy of vegetables and growing your own is promised when the touring theatre show Can You Dig It? plants itself in Lambley on Saturday 9 March 2013. This quirky allotment-based comedy and…

A celebration of the apple

LOWDHAM’s Apple Day on Sunday 21 October looks set to continue the tradition of successful events centred on the popular fruit. Starting at 11am and running to 4pm at Lowdham Village Hall, Apple Day 2012 will include displays of over…

Woodborough’s autumn winners

WOODBOROUGH Horticultural Society’s autumn show last week attracted 229 exhibits, slightly more than a year ago, and 35 exhibitors (slightly fewer than 2011). The next WHS event is the Leek and Onion Show on Sunday 7 October. This small but…