Archive for the ‘Gardens’ Category

There are still a few places left for our visit to Thornbridge Hall Gardens on 28 July. Entry is free to RHS members ( on production of current RHS membership card) or £7.00 to non RHS members, meet in the car park at Thornbridge Hall at 1.30pm.

As the venue is quite close and coach travel is a little complicated we are lift-sharing.

Please let me know if you would like to join us (non PDHS members welcome) and also whether you are prepared to drive and offer lifts to others (tel 561 or email glynisdrummond@gmail.com). I will then coordinate the lift share. There are currently seats available for those who don’t want to drive.

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Plants, Plants, Plants!

There are lots of lovely plants left! Beautiful hostas, salvias, echinacia, pulmonaria, crocosmia and more!
Please come and choose something (there’s always room in your garden!)and make a donation to Parwich and District Horticultural Society. 
Many thanks SueH

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Open Gardens

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Plant Sale

A selection of wonderful plants will be on sale outside Rookery House as part of Parwich and District Horticultural Society’s Evening in the Garden event this Wednesday.
Come and choose from Cerinthe major, box, foxgloves, Verbena bonariensis, Geraniums and more.
Sue H 334

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Open Gardens Update

We already have more than ten gardens opening in the village for you to enjoy, and the weather is set for a glorious afternoon, so be sure not to miss the free Village and Members-only Open Gardens on Wednesday, 4pm to 7pm.

Our thanks to everyone who has volunteered to open their garden. 

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Village Open Gardens

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Cancelled PDHS Event

PDHS- programme update- please note that the event listed on our programme has been cancelled due to Covid restrictions:

Monday 12 July  Parwich Hall event to raise money for Mid Derbyshire Association for Mobile Physiotherapy.

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Village Open Gardens

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PDHS – Visit to Thornbridge Hall Gardens.

We are planning to visit Thornbridge Hall Gardens on 28 July. Entry is free to RHS members ( on production of current membership card) or £7.00 to non RHS members, meet in the car park at Thornbridge Hall at 1.30pm. As the venue is quite close and coach travel is a little complicated we are lift-sharing.
Please let me know if you would like to join us and also whether you are prepared to drive and offer lifts to others (tel 561 or email glynisdrummond@gmail.com) I will then coordinate the lift share.

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Plant Sales

A big thank you to all who bought or provided plants over the last couple of months. We made an incredible £325 for Parwich and District Horticultural Society. This will certainly more than cover the costs of the talk later on this year.
We hope to have more plants for sale on July 21st when a selection of gardens will open in the village for An Evening  in the Garden. Donations of plants gratefully accepted, preferably labelled.
Sue H and Jill L

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Last Chance for Plants

Plant sales outside Rookery House will end after the weekend.
There are still a few plants in need of  a good home, including blue Cornflower, Ammi majus, chives, Spirea and Lysimachia ciliata(a dark leaved perennial with yellow flowers).
Sue 334

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Even More Plants

New plants have gone out, we have some autumn fruiting raspberries, hellebores, pots of Canterbury bells to prick out, dwarf sunflowers and a few herbs.
Come and have a look.
Jill L

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Parwich Village Show

The Horticultural society is holding the Village Show this year on Sunday, 12th September.  The full schedule will be published later but for those keen photographers out there, here are the categories for the photographic section.The categories are the same for all age groups but obviously the children’s photos will be judged separately.

  1.  Wildlife
  2. Garden Tools
  3. Enjoying the Sun
  4. Sticks and stones

A maximum of 3 photos can be entered in any one category.

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Yet More Plants!

I have just put some more plants out at Rookery House, there are Cosmos , Echinacea, Dwarf Sunflowers more Lupins and Rudbeckia Rustic Dwarf.
Have a look 👀.
Jill L

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More Plants

A fresh batch of plants is now for sale outside Rookery House in aid of Parwich and District Horticultural Society. We have raised £200 so far and would love to reach £250 in the next couple of weeks before winding sales down.
Come and choose from  Rudbeckia, dwarf Lupin, Salvia, Cosmos and more.The last tomato plants are begging to be planted out. Please save them from  ultimate recycling in the compost bin!There is also an Azalea in need of a good home .
Many thanks Sue H 334

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More Plants

As Sues deputy, I have put more plants out this morning.
A few shrubs, some perennials including tree peony’s and some bedding.
All found outside Rookery House, donation in the jar please.
All in aid of Parwich Horticultural Society.
Thanks
Jill L

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Plants Galore!

We have fresh stock including:
Marigold, lettuce and borage seedlings
Tomatoes – Alicante, Marmande and Black Russian 
Perennials such as Phlox, Tree Peony, Penstemon, Cornus and Geranium
Herbs – mint, chives and chervil
Yours for a donation to Parwich and District Horticultural Society from outside Rookery House.
Many thanks Sue H 334

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PDHS Plant Sale

There is now a big choice of lovely plants and seedlings for sale outside Rookery House in aid of Parwich and District Horticultural Society.
Come and pick up unusual varieties of Dianthus and tree peony; bedding plants like miniature dahlias, marigolds; herbs and tomato plants. There are also currently some good-sized Heleniums. Much better value than the garden centre and for a good cause! With the lack of Open Gardens PDHS needs to replenish the coffers so that it can continue to support other village groups.
You’ll find a jar for donations alongside a bottle of hand sanitiser. 
Thank you
Sue H

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Plants for Sale

Plants will again be for sale outside Rookery House next week onwards.

Sales will be in aid of Parwich and District  Horticultural  Society to help replenish funds. 

Open Gardens would normally be our main fund raiser and this is the second year that we are unable to hold this event. Aswell as subsidising trips and speakers for members, PDHS is usually able to make generous donations to other village groups. By  purchasing or donating plants to sell you can help us continue to do this.

Look out for vegetable and flower seedlings alongside unusual perennials. Hand sanitiser will be available next to a collection jar.

Many thanks 

Sue H 334

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It is with great regret that we will have to cancel Open Gardens this year. Covid restrictions have created too many complications for our small committee to overcome alongside a smaller number of gardens able to open. This means that there will be no donations available for village groups again this year.

However, we are hoping to hold a casual evening event in July where we can open gardens for folks from the village. 

Definite plans (Boris permitting!) include the Produce Show on September 12th, a talk in October and the Bob Matthews Quiz on November 20th in the Legion. Looking forward to seeing you all then. 

Next year is the 70th anniversary of the Society and with your help we hope to have a bumper year! 

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Pump Hill Tidy Up

With the weather set fair for the next few days Lynette is planning to do some tidying around Pump Hill and would welcome any willing volunteers to help her. If you want to help you’ll find Lynette either at home or at Pump Hill, trowel in hand!

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Snowdrops for Sale

There are bundles of snowdrops in the green (ready to plant now for a display next year) outside Rookery House. Money raised will go to Parwich and District Horticultural Society. Please place money in the jar provided and remember to hand sanitise afterwards.


Last year we raised around £160 from doorstep plant sales and donated the money to the Memorial Hall to help with running costs during the pandemic. Look out for more plants and vegetable seedlings as the spring gets going. Proceeds will be distributed later to help another village group in need.


Thank you,

Sue H

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The AGM for this year has been postponed again. We are unable to make any plans for the future in the present circumstances and as we have had no income this year – Open Gardens had to be cancelled – we are unfortunately unable to make any donations to any village groups. The accounts are available for anyone to see if they contact Jenny Letten, our Treasurer, or Jill Love or Sue Ash. If anyone wishes to pay the £3 subscription for 2021 (discounts for seeds are still available for members) it can be forwarded to any of the above. We are hoping that restrictions will be lifted over the summer and if so we will then plan for future events, notice for which will published on the Blog and village boards.

 Sue A. (Sec.) 

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Free Crocosmia Tubers

We’ve a large amount of spare orange crocosmia tubers, free to collect from the top of The Orchards drive – bring a bag!

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Message from the PDHS-

Unfortunately, we are unable to donate money to any village organisations this year as we were unable to hold OpenGardens and owing to the present circumstances we feel unable to plan events forThe Committee has decided, therefore, to postpone the AGM.

The new date is February 9th, 2021

This is a provisional date dependent on circumstances at that time.

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PDHS Thank You

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PDHS Show

Big thank and congratulations to all those involved in organising and running the show yesterday and of course to all those who exhibited.

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The PDHS Needs YOU!

Apologies, as we don’t normally publish personal opinion pieces on the blog, but here goes….

Tomorrow it’s time once again for the PDHS show. Usually the  second major PDHS event, first Open Gardens then the Show, with summer sandwiched nicely between them. A chance to show off how kind the summer has been to our gardens, or how skillful we’ve been in mastering whatever the gods have thrown at us, after the early promise of open gardens. Sadly, as we all know, this year is a bit different. The cancellation of Open Gardens was a big blow to the PDHS and the village. You may have seen the note on the Show entry form “Prize money has been reduced to the loss of revenue from Open Gardens this year”. Open Gardens usually brings substantial revenue to the PDHS so this year they will be feeling the loss. But this doesn’t just affect the PDHS and their ability to run trips and events it affects the whole village. Over the years the PDHS have been extremely generous in sharing their funds with other organisations and groups in the village including this blog, so we will all be feeling the pinch. Speaking for the blog, we have annual costs for provision of web hosting, storage, etc which we would struggle to pay without the generous donations we receive from the PDHS.I’m sure other groups will be hit similarly.

So now it is our turn. Time to say thank you to the PDHS and give them our support, like they have supported us through the years, and make this the best show ever! Everyone with a garden, you have something growing you can enter in the show. Don’t worry if it wouldn’t win at Chelsea or Chatsworth, it’s just for fun and to support the PDHS, and you never know….

Then there’s the cookery section, we all fancy ourselves as the next Bake Off champion. Now’s your chance to shine and show off a little.

And for the kids, who can’t pick a jam jar full of flowers or take a picture of a tree?


So come on everyone it’s time to support the PDHS and thank them for what they’ve quietly done for the village over the years.

Steve J

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PDHS Show Sunday!

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“We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s lock-down efforts!

Full measures will be in place  to keep exhibitors, visitors and volunteers safe throughout the day, details to follow and on display on the day.

Please note there will be no auction this year and all items must be collected between 3.30 and 4pm; anything left behind will be disposed of by the committee”

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PDHS Show

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“We are looking forward to seeing everyone’s lock-down efforts!

Full measures will be in place  to keep exhibitors, visitors and volunteers safe throughout the day, details to follow and on display on the day.

Please note there will be no auction this year and all items must be collected between 3.30 and 4pm; anything left behind will be disposed of by the committee”

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PDHS Show – Safety Guidelines

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Garden Wall Rebuild

Please can I alert users of Creamery Lane that my roadside garden wall will be rebuilt over the next two weeks from this Sunday, i.e. between the drive of The Croft/Berrywise and the ‘Egg-shed’.

Thank you for taking extra care.

Saskia T

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PDHS Show Categories

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Click picture above to open PDF document

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PDHS Show – updated

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On behalf of the Parwich and District Horticultural Society, we are pleased to inform you that the annual Village Produce Show will go ahead on Sunday 13th September.
 
The society is committed to following guidelines set out by the government. A risk assessment will take place, and nearer the time we shall update the village on operations and how it will work according to government instructions and to ensure the safety and well-being of all who attend.
 
Programmes will be delivered soon and if you have any questions, please contact Jill Love, Sue Ash or our Facebook information for more information. 

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PDHS Show

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On behalf of the Parwich and District Horticultural Society, we are pleased to inform you that the annual Village Produce Show will go ahead on Sunday 13th September.
 
The society is committed to following guidelines set out by the government. A risk assessment will take place, and nearer the time we shall update the village on operations and how it will work according to government instructions and to ensure the safety and well-being of all who attend.
 
Programmes will be delivered soon and if you have any questions, please contact Jill Love, Sue Ash or our Facebook information for more information. 

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Unidentified Bird of Prey

Martin C has recently spotted this bird of prey hovering over a Parwich garden……

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Plant Sale Final Tally

We made it to £160 thanks to some final plant sales. The Horticultural Society will be forwarding this money to the Memorial Hall in due course to help with their running costs.
We are grateful to all those who donated plants for sale as well as to those who bought them.
Sue H

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Plants!

Sales organised by Parwich Horticultural Society outside Rookery House have gone really well. We have what will probably be the last batch of plants to sell. These include Cornus “Midwinter Fire”, Hostas and Spirea. We are currently on £130 for the Memorial Hall – please help us get to £150!
Many thanks
Sue H

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Cucumber Plants

Val K has 3 spare cucumber plants, free to anyone who can use them.

Please call Val on 458 if you’d like one / all and she will arrange a time to leave them on the gate post.

These have now been taken

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PDHS Poster Competition

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