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6th June – Sunflowers in art and culture – Twigs Way

  “Sunflowers?”  I hear you say, “Oh yes it was Van Gogh who painted all those paintings of sunflowers, wasn’t it?”  Well, yes, this is true but there is so much more to the story of the sunflower and our … Continue reading

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4th July 2019 – Linden House Soirée

One balmy summer evening terror struck the hearts of Fowlmere residents! Why were the ‘gilets jaunes’ walking the streets of this usually peaceful village?  Fears were soon allayed when the locals realised that it was the noble men of the … Continue reading

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1st August 2019 – The restoration of Ramsey walled garden

  Now, a change of pace – Rosemary Jones arranged for Jane Sills to come and talk to us at our last meeting – here is her account of the evening –   Approximately 35 miles north of Fowlmere & … Continue reading

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9 September 2019 – Visit to the Cambridge Botanic Garden

As we did not have a Show this September Glen Link arranged a visit to the Cambridge University Botanic garden.  The tour with a knowledgeable guide certainly broadened the pleasure and value of the walk.   Here is Glen’s account of … Continue reading

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Gardens and Historic Houses of Yorkshire Tour – June 2020

This is a four day tour, departing on 19th June. The tour includes Belton House, RHS Harlow Carr Garden, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden, Scampston Hall & Walled Garden, Breezy Knees Gardens and Elton Hall & Gardens. For … Continue reading

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3rd October 2019 – Conservation and farming in the local area

After our trip to Cambridge Botanic Garden in September, we were back in Fowlmere Village Hall for our October meeting, when we welcomed well-known Thriplow farmer – David Walston as our speaker. David was born at Thriplow Farm where he … Continue reading

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7th November 2019 – Gardening by the moon

I have nostalgic memories of my Welsh grandfather waiting for the right phase of the moon before he planted his potatoes. Little did I realise that he was demonstrating the biodynamic method of gardening! Our speaker, Nigel Start has been … Continue reading

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5th December 2019 – YOUR OWN MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE – Rodney Tibbs GROWING UNDER GLASS

“Capture the Mediterranean in your garden with a greenhouse”, Rodney Tibbs opened by saying. Then added “whether you have one or not, there’s something in tonight’s talk for you”. Then he gave an illustrated presentation: greenhouses – a history, their … Continue reading

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Welcome to another Gardening Club Year

Our first meeting will be at 7.45pm on 6 February in Fowlmere Village Hall. We start with our popular Group Quiz evening when Glen Link poses a variety of questions from General Knowledge, Brain teasers etc to plant identification. Do … Continue reading

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6th February 2020 – AGM & Group Fun Quiz – Glen Link

Yes, this really is an article from the Gardening Club but a report simply about the proceedings of our AGM is never going to catch your attention so let’s talk about traditions instead! What is a tradition? Well loosely speaking … Continue reading

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