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.

Sunday, 30 March 2014

A lovely Spring show.

The Spring Show was full of lovely colour. As you can see from the photo below, the Member's Tulips catagory was particularly popular. Chris Pearl won this event. 

The camellia class was also very attractive.

The good turnout included villagers as well as  members. 

Vicky Wade sent me the following email after attending;

 thanks to everyone for a lovely spring show. I only wish I'd been more organised and on the ball and contributed myself. Here is a picture of my tulips, rescued from the stack of kindling so that I can enjoy their rare beauty indoors. Only three as the others didnt make it through the sticks very well! Nice colour!
Notes on planting and aftercare: planted in Martin's worm compost 4 ins deep in a large terracotta pot and watered only once then left neglected in the greenhouse over the winter and covered in a pile of fallen twigs and branches. 
The other picture is a replica of the Delft Tulip vase, the porcelain original of which is much taller and is in the Reicht Museum Amsterdam. The tulips first imported to the Netherlands in the 16th century from Turkey were considered so rare that each bloom fetched a fortune and the stackable vase was commissioned to show them off to their very best advantage. Many different and bizarre tulip vase designs some as tall as 1.5 m were developed from this.https://www.delft-art-gallery.com/webshop/category-6-tulip-vases.html This link has some amazing vase designs if you are interested.I will aim to fill it appropriately with tulips next spring!

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