Paul Wren – 12 February

After a short AGM we were joined by Paul Wren who gave us a fascinating talk about his passion… Swifts. Paul lives in Stonesfield and spends his spare time putting up swift nesting boxes in the area. He has a target of 50 and is a long way on the road to achieving...

Christmas Quiz – 11 December

Members turned out in force for the Gardening Club’s annual social event on Monday 11 December. As well as mulled wine and a soft cocktail, a selection of ‘plant based nibbles’ prepared by members were on offer. From quiche to carrot cake and guacamole croustade to...

Oliver Spacey – 13 Nov

On Monday 13 November, members braved Storm Debi for our speaker, Oliver Spacey from Oxford University Department of Biology. As well as providing us with mistletoe tea. Oliver took us through the ‘Magic, myths and mysteries of mistletoe’. Oliver outlined the...

Pub garden work progresses

Members of the Gardening Club have been busy at The White Horse. Members have formed working parties, sometime twelve or more people. Over four sessions (and two bonfires) they have cleared the garden of rubbish and overgrown areas. All the ivy has now been removed...

Return to the pub garden

On Monday 16 October a SGC working party undertook more tidying and clearance work in the White Horse garden. 14 people x 3 hours = 1 very full skip! The rear part of the garden is now fairly clear although it will look a load better once the wall has been rebuilt....

Andrew Wood – 9 Oct

On Monday 9 October, Andrew Wood entertained members (and guests) with a talk ‘Bordeaux: A Story From Vine to Wine’. This was a fascinating tour of Bordeaux history and viniculture accompanied by six wines (details attached). There were lots of questions...

Pub garden clearance

On Friday 15 September, Gardening Club members volunteered for a work afternoon at the White Horse. A dozen people spent the afternoon clearing ivy and cutting back overgrown vegetation bonfiring the cuttings and redundant garden furniture Everyone went home tired...

Lorraine Brodrick – 4 Sept

Gaye Olesen (Chair) introducing Lorraine Brodrick On Monday 4 September Lorraine Brodrick, a local garden designer, spoke to the Club on ‘Gardening in a changing climate’. Lorraine asked gardeners to considering alternative plants that will survive heat, such as...

Visit to Sezincote – 13 July

The Gardening Club made a visit to the gardens at Sezincote on Thursday 13 July. Members had teamed up to minimise the number of cars and we made our way for an 11.30 rendezvous near Moreton-In-Marsh. In spite of it raining heavily on the drive over the weather dried...

Russell Artwork – 12 June

On 12 June our talk was from Russell Attwood, telling us about his version of No-Dig Gardening. He also called it “Lasagne Gardening’ . On his allotment this entails covering any weedy patch with a layer of cardboard, which is then in turn covered with wood...