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Whilst we admire the beauty of the gardens on display during Open Gardens we don’t perhaps fully appreciate the effort and dedication that goes into the quest for perfection. We are indebted to David G who managed to catch this behind the scenes shot of one of our more athletic gardeners in his effort to get everything just in the correct position.

Captions Please!

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Parwich Please Take a Bow

Yesterday’s Open Gardens was a triumph. Huge thanks to the hard working team behind the event and to the whole village both for supporting it in different ways and for welcoming so many visitors, who frequently said how lucky we are to live in such a wonderful place. Early estimates suggest several thousand pounds were raised which is a fantastic achievement and John Lord’s amazing photos are a lasting memory of a great day.

Thank you from PDHS 

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PDHS Open Gardens

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PDHS Open Gardens

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Plants Please!

PDHS would love your spare plants to sell at Open Gardens on 26th June. Please drop them off at the Memorial Hall either Saturday evening or Sunday morning. It is a great help if they are labelled and of course they should be grown in peat-free compost.

Meanwhile plants can still be bought outside Rookery House.

Many thanks

Sue and Jill

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PDHS Open Gardens

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PDHS Open Gardens

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Plants Please!

PDHS would love your spare plants to sell at Open Gardens on 26th June. Please drop them off at the Memorial Hall either Saturday evening or Sunday morning. It is a great help if they are labelled and of course they should be grown in peat-free compost.

Meanwhile plants can still be bought outside Rookery House.

Many thanks

Sue and Jill

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PDHS Trips

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My Parents live on Creamery Lane and urgently need help with their garden. Does anyone know anybody that can help? tel.01332767361 or Parwich 388.

Thanks

Caryl A

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PDHS Plant Sale Continues

You will now find the following plants for sale outside Rookery  House:

Courgette 

Phlomis

Cosmos ( pale pink)

Sunflowers 

Astrantia

Nepeta

Ammi ‘Green Mist’

Lychnis coronaria alba

And more!

All proceeds to Parwich and District Horticultural Society. Come and pick up a bargain whilst being eco-friendly at the same time – no peat, no plant miles, in recycled pots.

Sue H

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PDHS Open Gardens

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PDHS Trips

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PDHS Plant Sale Continues

Plant sales continue outside Rookery House to raise funds for Parwich and District Horticultural Society.

Currently you can choose from hostas, phlox, geraniums, geums, sunflowers and rudbeckia. There are even a sought after Tree Paeony and black-stemmed Dogwood.
All plants have been grown in recycled pots using peat free compost. They have also incurred zero transport miles. Come and choose something new for your garden whilst helping the environment. 
Sue H

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PDHS Trips

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Plant Sale

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The PDHS Needs Your Garden!

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The PDHS Needs Your Garden!

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Thank You

Thank you for those who made a donation in return for apples from our orchard last year. We raied £40 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

All being well, apples will be available again this year with donations gratefully accepted for the same charity. Don’t forget your carrier bag!

Ruth L , 517

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Asparagus Crowns


2.20pm have been homed

Five free Asparagus Crowns

Thompson & Morgan sent me five crowns of Asparagus Vittorio. Unfortunately I was expecting an unusual Buddleja, but not one quite this unusual. When I contacted them the response was to hang onto what was sent and they would send a replacement shrub. As a shrubbery is not the best place to plant asparagus, if anyone would like the five crowns please contact me.

Peter T

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Thankyou to everyone who has returned their membership renewal slip and subs. If you still want to join, please return both as soon as possible so we can add you to our circulation list for information about up-coming events.Apologies for the typo on the slip – it should have said please tick if you are able to help at events – not if you need help! Sorry for any misunderstandings.

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Horticultural Society Talk

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Horticultural Society AGM

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Horticultural Society AGM

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Just a reminder that as a Society we want to promote going peat free. As highlighted in past blog posts aswell as with samples of peat free potting compost at our last talk, we gardeners need to do our bit to protect sensitive peat landscapes and safeguard these repositories of carbon dioxide.

If you intend to donate plants for sale this year please could you ensure that they are potted up in peat free compost. We plan to only sell plants and seedlings that are grown in peat free compost this year. We want to be ahead of the ban on sales of compost containing peat which is due to come into force in 2024.
If you prefer to let us have  bare roots to pot up on your behalf please  contact Sue H on 334.

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch takes place at the end of this month. Let’s make this an occasion to do a Big Parwich Garden Birdwatch. Anyone wanting to take part please also send in your sightings to us and we’ll publish the results. Anyone who fancies something different than staring into your garden how about spending an hour sitting in the Pump Hill Garden- it would be interesting to record what birds are making use of the area.

For more information click on this link

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RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch

The RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch takes place at the end of this month. Let’s make this an occasion to do a Big Parwich Garden Birdwatch. Anyone wanting to take part please also send in your sightings to us and we’ll publish the results. Anyone who fancies something different than staring into your garden how about spending an hour sitting in the Pump Hill Garden- it would be interesting to record what birds are making use of the area.

For more information click on this link

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Bob Matthews Quiz

An enjoyable evening was had at the Legion for the annual quiz run by the Parwich Horticultural Society. There were 26 participants who seemed to enjoy the competition and excellent refreshments provided by the Legion. Prizes, very kindly provided by Lou Matthews, and a cup, in memory of Bob, were presented to the winning team, The Pork Scratchers, consisting of Ellie, Jon, Jason and Rob.Thanks to all who took part.

Sue A

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Bob Matthews Quiz

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Bob Matthews Quiz

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As mentioned at our recent talk, Parwich and District  Horticultural Society plan to only sell plants grown in peat-free compost from 2022. That means that any plants you buy at Open Gardens next year will not have been grown using compost containing peat. The extraction of peat for use in the horticultural industry is destroying our low-land bogs, releasing Carbon dioxide into the atmosphere  and contributing to climate change.
If you plan to donate plants or seedlings for sale please could you ensure that you use peat-free compost. This is widely available but if you have any difficulties please contact Sue H (334 ) and we will be happy to receive plant divisions to pot up for you.
We hope that you will support us in this endeavor, especially as it would mean beating the Government’s deadline of 2024, when bags of compost that contain peat will no longer be for sale.

Peat Facts

PDHS

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Bob Matthews Quiz

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The clean up day is planned for tomorrow Sunday the 24th October and will concentrate on Pump Hill.

Please come to Pump Hill at 10:00am or find a member of the Council to discuss what you would like to do. The most useful task is likely to be the removal of invasive weeds.We will aim to finish by 12:00.Would participants please see the Risk Assessment posted on the Parish Council’s website and note in particular the footnote which reminds everyone that. 

“For the safety of all, Parwich Council expects volunteers to familiarise themselves with parts of this risk assessment relevant to any task they undertake and follow the associated control measures.”

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PDHS Gardening Talk

Go Peat free! The PDHS will be sharing information reducing usage of peat in gardening and will have samples of peat free composts to examine. Click link for some facts about peat.

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PDHS Gardening Talk

Go Peat free! The PDHS will be sharing information reducing usage of peat in gardening and will have samples of peat free composts to examine. Click link for some facts about peat.

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PDHS Gardening Talk

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PDHS Gardening Talk

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