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Next meeting: The next meeting will be on Wednesday 25th October at the Warsash Victory Hall at 7.30 pm.  Our guest speaker, Brian Pettit, will give a talk entitled 'A Falklands Wildlife Odyssey'.  Visitors are always made welcome. 

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Peter Maunder Garden Competition: Have you thought of entering your garden in a competition?  Well, the Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies (HFHS) hold an annual Peter Maunder Garden Competition which is open to all members of horticultural societies and garden clubs.  It is the way you use the ground, the suitability of planting, the maintenance and the love put into the garden that determines the judges' marking. The Veolia Trophy will be awarded to the winning Garden Owner, 1st Prize £30, 2nd Prize £20, 3rd Prize £10.  Closing date for entries is 31st May 2017 for judging in late July.  Entry forms are available on the HFHS website

Vermiculite for sale: £5 per black bin liner (approx. 50 litres).  All proceeds donated to Hamble Life Boat.  To arrange collection, contact Kathy Stonehouse on 02380 455905, kathystonehouse63@gmail.com. www.hcconversions.co.uk

Plant Sale: Our annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday 13th May at the Victory Hall, Warsash. Come along and buy early flower and vegetable seedlings, plus a variety of annuals and perennials.  There will also be very tasty cakes for sale.  All at very reasonable prices.

Shore Leave Haslar will be opening their doors during the summer, when there will be an opportunity for you to go along and purchase their lovely veggies.  They will be open on the second Wednesday of the month, from May to September inclusive, for a couple of hours from 1100 to 1300.  Access will be through the green pedestrian gate on Haslar Road. More details can be found on their website.

Fareham in Bloom:  If you think you have a beautiful green oasis or thriving allotment, why not enter this year's Fareham in Bloom Community Garden Challenge?  Find out more information about the challenge and entry details on their website.

Open Gardens in Meonstoke & Exton: Sunday 12th June 2016, 2pm-5.30pm.  Cream teas and homemade cakes at Manor House, Exton, SO32 3NU.  Two Gardens in Meonstoke High Street and two in Exton (look out for Pink Flowers). Field parking near Exton Church and near Meonstoke School. All proceeds to Youth Options. Adults £4 and children under 14 free. Tickets and map on sale at each garden from 2pm. Contact: Natalie Lumby via fundraising@youthoptions.co.uk

Plant Sale 2016: This year's Plant Sale will be held on Saturday 14th May in the Bartholomew Room, Victory Hall.  Doors open at 10.00am, admission free.  Come early for quality plants and seedlings. (Please bring your own bags as supplies are limited).

Charity Garden Fair: Bishop's Waltham Charity Garden Fair: Wintershill Hall, Durley, SO32 2AL. Sunday 1st May, 10.00am - 4.00pm. Price £5.00 per adult, children under 14 free.  Parking free.  All proceeds in aid of St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group.

Peter Maunder Garden Competition 2016: See entry details below if you would like a chance to win this year's competition.

Open Garden: Visit Mike and Felicity's lovely garden on Sunday 24th April.  Open between 2.00pm and 6.00pm. Price £2.50 per adult, children under 12 free.  All proceeds to the British Red Cross.

Annual Dinner:  Our next members and partners only dinner will be held on Wednesday 13th January 2016 at the Silver Fern, Warsash.  Tickets sold out but if you would like your name put on the waiting list please contact a member of the Committee.

Winners of Fareham in Bloom 2015:  Congratulations go to our members Mike and Felicity Cory who won Gold in the Small Plantsman's Back Garden and Silver Gilt for their Plantsman's Front Garden. They were presented with their awards at the Ferneham Hall on 17th September. Mike and Felicity regularly open their garden in aid of the British Red Cross Open Gardens Scheme.

Peter Maunder Garden Competition: We are pleased to announce that members Bobby and Graham Peckham won second place in this prestigious competition.  Well done to you both. Their lovely garden was open to the public under the National Garden Scheme  on 12th and 13th September.

Plant Sale: Our Plant Sale will be held on Saturday 16th May 2015 at the Victory Hall, Warsash. This annual event is very popular with the local community and provides an excellent opportunity to buy early flower and vegetable seedlings, plus a variety of annuals and perennials.  There are also very tasty cakes for sale.  Entry is free.

Vermiculite for sale: £5 per black bin liner (approx. 50 litres).  All proceeds donated to Hamble Life Boat.  To arrange collection, contact Kathy Stonehouse on 02380 455905, kathystonehouse63@gmail.com. www.hcconversions.co.uk.

Peter Maunder Garden Competition: Have you thought of entering your garden in a competition?  Well, the Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies (HFHS) hold an annual Peter Maunder Garden Competition which is open to all members of horticultural societies and garden clubs.  It is the way you use the ground, the suitability of planting, the maintenance and the love put into the garden that determines the judges' marking. The Veolia Trophy will be awarded to the winning Garden Owner, 1st Prize £30, 2nd Prize £20, 3rd Prize £10.  Closing date for entries is 31st May 2015.  Let us know if you would like to enter the competition by completing the 'Contact Us' form on this website.  One of our members won the prize in 2013 so let's see if we can do it again.

Allotment Competition 2015: There is also a chance to win a prize in The Hampshire Federation of Horticultural Societies' Allotment Competition 2015. The Competition, which will be assessed by Federation Judges, is open to all members of affiliated Societies and consists of two Sections - Plots of less than 10 rods (300sq yards/250sq metres) and Plots of 20 rods and over. [Competition date has now expired].

Challenge Cups are awarded annually to the Section Winners with Cash Prizes in Section 1: 1st - £20, 2nd - £15 and 3rd – £10 and Section 2: 1st - £30, 2nd - £20 and 3rd - £15.  Diplomas are awarded as follows: top 7% of the combined results – Diploma of Special Merit, next 15% - Diploma of Merit. Visit the Western Wards Allotment Association website www.wwaa.org.uk to download an entry form.  The fee is only £1 and entry forms should be completed and returned to the address on the form by 18th May.  It is intended that judging will take place between 22nd June and 5th July.

Warsash Village Garden Show: On Saturday 5th September 2015 we will be hosting the Warsash Village Garden Show, including Baking and Photography. This will be held in the Victory Hall, Warsash Road, Warsash.  Doors open at 2.30pm, admission is only 50p (children free).  You can pick up your Show Schedules/Entry Forms from the Victory Hall or many of the local shops in the area from the end of June.





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