Kate cultivates her trophy collection as gardeners gather

East Barkwith news

POPPY APPEAL – Shirley Booth collected £152.47 in East Barkwith for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal and she extends her thanks to everyone for their generous donations.

GARDENERS – Another successful year was recorded at the annual meeting of the Barkwith and District Gardeners Association, the 39th for the association which is looking forward to celebrating its ruby anniversary in 2012.

It was recorded that 37 members had joined for the coming year and it was agreed the annual subscription should remain at £4 – but paying to have the show trophies engraved will be discontinued due to the increasing cost and the winners will be able to have them engraved at their own expense if they wish.

A resumé of the past busy year was given and Sheila Minns, in her chairman’s report, acknowledged the help and valued support of the committee members which had contributed to the success of the Gardeners Association year.

Kate Wright was the winner of the flower of the month competition and organiser Jean Thompson announced she had also notched up the most points during the year and so was presented with that prize too.

Michael Bradley recalled happy memories of some of the gardeners’ coach outings during the year and also some of his own, taking his audience on a voyage of discovery on a cold winter’s evening without them having to venture out of doors.

Appleby Horse Fair was of particular interest, while the visit to Easton walled garden and its acres of snowdrops, together with bluebell woods, gave a reminder that spring would bloom again in the new year.