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...

Chris Day – 15 May

Our speaker on 15 May was Chris Day, talking to a good crowd of members about Gardening in a Changing Climate, looking at the way we garden, the plants we grow and how we deal with climate change. Obviously, a huge topic to cover in an hour and very topical as we all...

2023 Plant Sale success

The sun shone and Stonesfield residents turned en-mass out to enjoy our April Plant Sale. As usual the queues started before 8.30. Fortunately we were very organised and ready on time so the sale opens slightly early to accommodate this rush. The first hour saw a huge...

Annual plant sale – Saturday 29 April

Stonesfield Gardening Club will be holding their annual plant sale on Saturday 29 April. It will be at its usual location at Four Acres, Pond Hill (just down from the shop) between 8.30am and 11am. Members have been busy growing plants in spite of the unseasonably...

Mandy Bradshaw – 13 March

Our March talk, ‘Beyond the garden gate’, was from Mandy Bradshaw. For 25 years Mandy has been a Cotswold-based gardening journalist and is also know as the ‘Chatty Gardener’! Mandy took us into twelve gardens, some of which are not open to the...

AGM & talk – 13 February

The Gardening Club AGM took place on Monday 13 February 2023. Outgoing Chair, Wendy Gould, gave a short résumé of 2022. This was followed by a review of 2022 accounts and 2023 budget, both of which were approved by members. The Secretary, Diane Bates, then presented...

Quiz night – 12 Dec

The last Gardening Club event of 2022 was held on 12 December at St James’ Centre and many hardy members braved the cold to enjoy the evening. The committee had organised mulled wine (with a non-alcoholic option) light bites, mince pies and other delights. Suzy...

For the birds – 14 November

Monday 14 November was an evening for the birds. We started with an introduction from Chrissie Harper to Ben, an Indian Eagle Owl. Ben was a reluctant star, slightly intimidated by the large audience after a quiet couple of years due to Covid. We all thought ourselves...