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Lydden Vale

Gardening Club

You don't need to have a large garden

to be interested in plants and like

growing them. Window sills, pots and

containers and house plants can

provide year round scope for the

enthusiast. So why don't you come

along and meet us?

Anyone interested in joining, please contact: Antony Parson Lydden Vale Gardening Club on Facebook
Buckland Newton Community Website
in the heart of rural Dorset
The Lydden Vale Gardening Club meets on the second Wednesday of each month between September and April in the Buckland Newton Village Hall enjoying a mixture of talks from guest speakers, practical sessions where you can learn top tips for all things gardening. During the summer months we visit award winning gardens, garden centres and enjoy Alfresco Social evenings. We welcome all ages and levels of experience and are keen for all generations to benefit from the enjoyment of gardening. If you live in Buckland Newton, Pulham, Glanvilles Wootton, Kings Stag, Alton Pancras or neighbouring parishes and if you’re interested in having a fine garden or rewilding, planting or harvesting the results of your labours, or simply visiting gardens and learning about the history of gardening, we would love you to have you with us. If you are not already a member of the Club and are interested in gardening and think you might like to join, we would love to hear from you. Please do get in touch by emailing Jan at greystonebn@yahoo.co.uk or Antony at Bladeley365@outlook.com The Club’s Winter Social will be on Saturday 3rd February, held this year in The Gaggle of Geese. Wednesday 13th March, 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm, BN Village Hall. The Club has been fortunate to arrange a visit by the author, broadcaster, and leading exponent of “No Dig Gardening”, Charles Dowding. This visit is anticipated as being the highlight of the Club’s year and will be an all-ticket event. Priority will be given to Members, but any unsold tickets will be available for purchase by the community from 5th February. Wednesday 13th March, 7.15 pm for 7.30 pm, BN Village Hall. Lydden Vale Gardening Club. The Club has been fortunate to arrange a visit by the author, broadcaster, and leading exponent of “No Dig Gardening”, Charles Dowding. This visit is anticipated as being the highlight of the Club’s year and will be an all-ticket event. Priority will be given to Members, but any unsold tickets will be available for purchase by the community from 5th February. Charles comes from a Somerset farming background and has pioneered no-dig methods combined with organic principles for the last 40 years: as a young man he grew veg to sell as a box scheme which he continues to this day. His You-tube clips are prolific and have gained him an international following. In fact, his visit to Buckland Newton will be on the heels of a conference in Madrid. The talk will discuss why No-Dig works so well, saves time and effort, reduces weed growth making them easier to pull out, retains water and improves drainage, increased output around 10% compared to digging, trial beds are the proof. With no-dig you don’t need any more compost than with digging, it is commonly assumed you need more. Tickets from Jan Burnett (greystonebn@yahoo.co.uk) phone 01300 348627 or Antony Parson (bladeley365@outlook.com) by transfer to Lydden Vale Gardening Club. Barclays Bank, Account Number 70939609, Sort Code 20-26-62, giving your surname as a reference or by cheque to Will Burnett at Greystone, Buckland Newton DT2 7BS. The Club is in the process of setting up a new website which will enable us to provide a forum to better publicise our activities and provide helpful seasonal gardening advice. Further details in due course. Antony Parson