The Brimpsfield & Mid-Cotswold Garden Society, founded in 1971, serves the villages in the area between Gloucester and Cirencester. As well as our annual Show, we organise occasional outings for members, a spring plant sale and a summer garden party and hold winter meetings with a horticultural theme and a strong social element. Members benefit from a discount at Dundry Nurseries, Staverton and can take advantage of significantly reduced prices through our bulk order with Dobies Seeds.
We aim to be a friendly society and we welcome anyone with an interest, however general, in gardens and gardening.
Contact the Secretary, Frances Ellery for further information - Tel: 01452 862412 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you haven't already done them, don't forget to do your late winter gardening jobs before it's too late. It's time to prune many deciduous trees and shrubs, ideally before the end of February. These include free-standing apple and pear trees (leave cordons, fans and espaliers, as well as any plums and cherries, until summer), roses and buddlejas (butterfly bush); cut the latter down as low as you can to keep them compact. Cut wisterias back to 2-3 buds on each shoot, and make sure they're staying clear of your guttering. It's also advisable to cut off old hellebore leaves, which can harbour disease, and put them in your green waste bin, not in the compost heap. Remember to feed and mulch plants after pruning, for best results!
THE RESULTS ARE IN
AND THE WINNERS ARE...........
Congratulations to the winners, and indeed to all the entrants - it was very hard to choose who to vote for!
A very happy New Year to everybody, and happy gardening in 2021
It was suggested by Jan Evans that we put on the webpage a gallery of photos of what gardening we've been doing in lockdown and are proud of, with some explanatory text.
The first of these is a photo of what Frances has been doing - entitled 'Frances has been sowing seeds'.
The second (to the right) is a photo of what Jan Evans has been doing - entitled "The veggie patch is for once looking quite organised!"
Date to be confirmed
An Interesting Piece on the Women's Land Army From Jan Evans:
VE Day 75th Anniversary
As a group of passionate gardeners, I wonder how much many of us know about the British Women’s Land Army. With the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, it seems a fitting tribute to acknowledge their efforts to fuel the nation.
To read more Click Here.