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Do you enjoy gardening?
Cheam & Cuddington Horticultural Society (CCHS) was founded in 1893 and has maintained close ties with the local community during its long and prestigious history. The object of the Society is the promotion, advancement and enjoyment of horticulture and gardening.
The Society holds two shows a year, three informal evening meetings and an annual quiz as well as producing four annual newsletters and a schedule that defines the classes of entries for the summer and autumn shows.
It was agreed at the 2016 AGM that the subscription for 2017 will be £3.50 for individual members and £6.00 for joint membership.
Please click on the "About the Society" tab in the menu bar to read this article in full.
National Vegetable Society
On Tuesday the 4th April, Surrey's National Vegetable Society is sponsoring a talk entitled "The Head Gardener's Year" by Mark Saunders (Head Gardener at Fittleworth House, Pulborough). This should be a very interesting talk. It starts at 8pm at Redhill Methodist Church, Gloucester Rd, Redhill, Surrey RH1 1BP.
NVS members can go for free. Visitors are £3.
For more information, see their website: http://www.nvsuk.org.uk/
Awesome Agapanthus Offer
Mr Peter Franklin has offered to make his specialist collection of evergreen agapanthus available to members of Cheam Horticultural Society. Peter, who lives in Burdon Lane, has a very large number of agapanthus plants that he feels is getting too much for him to handle. He has therefore decided to sell some of the collection direct from his house and garden. In return for advertising the sale of his collection he is prepared to donate 20% of the sale value to the Society, so if you contact him please let him know where you found the information.
Peter hopes some plants will be ready by the weekend of 4/5 July, meaning buyers will be able to see colour etc. If you buy before they have flowered and are unhappy with the colour, he will exchange previous purchases for a different variety.
The plants are a better price for the size than those generally on offer and prices will range from £7- £15 (see photo). Peter tells me that evergreen agapanthus are ‘a bit on the tender side' and need protection from heavy frost - they do best grown in pots/containers that can be moved to an unheated conservatory or greenhouse for the winter, kept fairly dry until March and put out again in mid April.
Untangling our Long, Local History – Can You Help?
Cheam & Cuddington Horticultual Society has a long and prestigious history and has always maintained close ties with the local community. We are in the process of putting together as much information as possible about our history. Members old and new, and their families, have shared awards, trophies, photos, memories and memorabilia from the Society. We would certainly appreciate it if you or your family could help us.
We are just getting started, but below is some information and also a bit lifted from May’s newsletter (follow the link under “A Slice of Society History" or look on the back page of this month's newsletter). This contribution was written by Richard Bailey, who is editor of our newsletter, a member of our committee as well as the Royal Horticultural Society's Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Committee. Richard has also been a judge at the Chelsea Flower Show. However,although Richard starts his account in the mid-1970s, we have information and photos from well before that.