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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 On Wednesday 10th April, Derek Dexter, of the British Fuchsia Society, will enlighten members and guests with an illustrated talk on the subject of “Fuchsias, My Way”. Fuchsia is a genus of flowering plants that consists mostly of shrubs or small trees. There are almost 110 species of Fuchsia; the vast majority are native to South America, but a few occur north through Central America to Mexico, and also several from New Zealand where they grow as substantial trees providing a riot of colour in the spring. Derek will however focus on plants that are best for our British climate, these embrace trailing fuchsias: perfect for hanging baskets and patio containers; upright/bush fuchsias ideal for growing in borders and patio containers; climbing fuchsias which can be trained onto obelisks or against walls and fences for a spectacular vertical display or standard fuchsias which can make superb specimen plants for patio containers. If you have any interest in fuchsias this is a talk which you shouldn’t miss. May sees the start of our summer season with visits to a variety of featured gardens in Dorset and neighbouring counties. More next month. 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