Blossoming start for gardeners

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East Barkwith and District Gardeners’ Association

The weather was kinder when members held their rescheduled new year social. During the evening, Jean Thompson was delighted to enrol the 50th member, making it a celebration party too.

Les Robinson added a touch of humour with his entertaining poem ‘the common cold’ before he gave details of the outings he is organising on behalf of the club, which are proving popular.

Seats need to be booked well in advance, as there is always a demand, but Les operates a waiting list as there are usually a few people who have to drop out for various reasons as the day draws near. Contact him on 01673 857063 for more information.

There were two quizzes to keep everyone happily occupied which had been arranged by Sheilah Fincham and Vicki Hearsey and the winners of these were Kate Wright and Alec Small.

Shirley Booth had potted snowdrops and aconites which she sold and donated proceeds to club funds. Yvonne Bryson organised and ran a very successful tombola, which also gave a boost to the funds.

Packets of vegetable seeds were available at very reasonable prices and the schedules for the spring show will be available at the next meeting, when there will also be advice on growing vegetables.