West Meon Parish Council
The West Meon Garden Club covers the West Meon, Warnford and Woodlands area and is open to all who have an interest in gardening. For more details contact the club secretary Yvonne Noble on 01730 829050 or e-mail.
For details of the current and future activities see the programme of events for 2017 below.
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Lazy summer days (and the not-so-lazy-days) in the garden are behind us and now the tidying up begins. There is something very satisfying about clearing and cutting back and deciding which plants earned their keep. Then there’s the pleasure of browsing the catalogues for seeds, plants and bulbs in anticipation of the 2018 growing season.
The speaker for October will give plenty of inspiration for the coming year. Mr Geoff Hawkins will present; “All Year Round Colour. An illustrated talk showing plants that give colour in the garden for every season of the year”.
Geoff was head gardener of a thirty acre private estate near Alton for 35 years until his retirement in 2012. For more information on his experience and knowledge see www.geoffhawkins.org.uk
The meeting will be at West Meon Village Hall at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 11th October 2017 and we look forward to seeing old friends and, hopefully, some new faces. We are still offering a free taster session for potential new members. Please come and join us for the evening.
Gardening Tips for October
Sow winter hardy lettuce and salad crops, e.g. lambs lettuce. Remove summer shades from the greenhouse to let in as much light as possible. It’s a good time to tidy, clean and disinfect greenhouses and pots. If you haven’t already done so, cut down bean and pea plants but leave the roots in the soil for their nitrogen content. Divide rhubarb crowns and replant only the healthiest parts.