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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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PDHS Show

Big thanks to the PDHS committee, helpers and entrants for a great show!

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PDHS Gardening Talk

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Day Lilies

Kath and Owen have been doing some garden maintenance and have a wheelbarrow at the top of their drive (Brook Close Farm) containing dug up yellow and orange day lilies that are free to anyone who would like them….

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PDHS Village Show

Click this link for a printable PDF listing of show classes and entry form.

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PDHS Village Show

Click this link for a printable PDF listing of show classes and entry form.

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Apples for Diabetes

We have plenty of (cooking) apples this year. If you would like some please call at Orchard Croft where we should be happy to let you have some for a donation for diabetes research. The amount raised will be posted on the blog.

Ruth & Chis L

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PDHS Under 5s Poster Competition

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PDHS Village Show

Click this link for a printable PDF listing of show classes and entry form.

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PDHS Under 5s Poster Competition

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PDHS Village Show

Click this link for a printable PDF listing of show classes and entry form.

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PDHS Under 5s Poster Competition

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PDHS Village Show

Click this link for a printable PDF listing of show classes and entry form.

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Gardener Required

Gardener required for a small cottage garden, Tissington village. Knowledge of plants and splitting of plants.
Please telephone Adele B 390 246

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Plant Sales

We have so far raised another £45 from plant sales from the Open Garden Evening. The remaining plants will be available til 1st August. 

There are still several Salvia Amistad (easy in a pot if you have filled your borders!), 2 big clumps of orange Crocosmia, Verbena bonariansis seedlings, Tellimas, a large pot of Phlox and more.

Many thanks to all those who bought aswell as those who donated their spare plants. 

Sue H 334

On behalf of PDHS

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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

Click on the map to open a printable PDF version

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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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