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.

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

The August Produce Show

The 'Collection of Five Vegetables' Class show our member's versitility

This year’s show exceeded our expectations, both in number of entries, the quality of the flowers, veg, etc, and the number of people who turned out to see the exhibits in the evening. Well done to Pam Evens and Janette Sharman for winning the Challenge Cups, the Roses Shield and the D&G Williams Shield.

Also massive thanks to the volunteers who made the day run so smoothly from beginning to end; Janette, Jane, Rita, Dilys, Judith and everyone who helped clear up at the end.

Utterly scrumptious cup cakes
Everyone mentioned what fun the day had been, from discovering the delights of your garden and bringing them along, to finding out who had triumped, and there was a buzz of chatter across the hall as we tucked into tea and biscuits
The Hydgrangea classification proved popular,
 with some fabulous blooms
The Apple class was won by the shiny brambleys
 exhibited by new member Carrie Noakes

We all went home with gladioli corms; these should be kept dry until the spring and planted out at the same time as dahlia bulbs; they like a nice, friable soil with plenty of well-rotted manure and don’t like their ankles in water.

Dahlia Class
Despite the August rain,
there were plenty of tomatoes on display
Herb class
Wine and preserves
Please note that the smaller corms are cormels. 

These make lovely plants eventually, but need special attention.                                                           So long as the cormels have some root structure you can plant them up in dryish soil in pots and keep in a cold frame or the greenhouse until next year; they may not flower next year but a bit of love and attention may help! If you have any further information to add on ‘bringing up’ your baby glads, do add it to the site.

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