Welcome to our Gardening Club Rhydlewis and District Gardening Club has been around since the time of Adam and Eve. In fact, it is believed that one of our members planted and tended the very apple tree that gave rise to the pair being expelled from the garden!!

Whether this urban myth is true or not, the club is here to encourage, improve and extend the members' knowledge of all branches of horticulture. It is open to everyone and new members are all always welcome to come along.

Our activities during the year include a varied programme of talks and social events, summer garden visits, a plant sale, social gatherings/bbq and an annual open show in August.

Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Rhydlewis Gardening Club Autumn Produce Show 2013

Here we are almost in September and you can tell that autumn is upon us; the earth smells of fungi and there is a chill in the evening air. We celebrated a good growing season with our autumn harvest of exhibits. Well done to all the winners, and an even bigger thank you to everyone who took part.

The Five Vegetables class was almost as colourful as the flower classes; the winner was Janette Sharman with Dilys Davies coming second. 
Kathryn Horton, a new member, with her winning tea cosy in the Homecraft knitting class. She was placed second in another Homecraft class.

 Joy Hayles, right, who hasn't exhibited before, won two of the Flower classes and was placed first and second in two Homecraft classes.

Winner of the D&G Williams Shield for Homecraft,  the Rose Shield and the Floral Cup was Pam Evens. Congratulations, Pam, an extremely good result for a regular competitor.       

The winner of the Vegetable Cup was Janette Sharman who displayed an excellent array of vegetables in most classes, as well winning classes in Homecraft and Flower Arrangements.
Don't forget to put the next meeting in your diary; Sue Parker is coming to talk to us about wild orchids on Tuesday September the 24th - 7.30pm as always.

Friday, 9 August 2013

The Summer Party in full swing

 July 30th brought Rhydlewis Gardening Club's Summer Party to Nina and Jim's cottage, Rhos Hill. 

We had a break in the clouds for the party, after a drizzly start to the week which allowed everyone to wander round our half acre. 

Luckily, this year has been kind to most of our gardens and our veg plot as been blossoming. We've given veg away, and beans, peas and courgettes especially are coming out of our ears, we've eaten so many.

 Naturally, most people brought a dish from their garden's produce to go on the table  - everything from our lovely tennis-ball sized beetroots to gooseberries and other soft fruits, rich, eggie quiches and delicious,  inventive
salads and other delights to compliment the round of cold beef.

The evening stayed dry, if not bright and some brave souls managed to sit outside and enjoy their food, chatting to late in the evening. 

It was particularly nice to see new members, we do hope you can come again; it's the Produce Show next and the programme is already available from Rhydlewis Post Office or, by attachment, from Nina and Jim.

Thank you for coming and sharing our garden with us for one summer's evening.