At our April meeting, the Spaldwick Gardening Club had a demonstration by Lucy of how to make inexpensive paper pots from newspaper so that the whole plant and pot can be planted into the soil where the paper will compost into the surrounding soil as the plant roots.
I showed the group how to divide perennials by splitting clumps of established plants and then potting them on in order to increase people’s stock. (We sold every one we split so added much needed funds to the club).
The club ran a raffle and plant and preserve stall at the Easter Fayre and were able to donate £118 to the funds raised on the day, bringing the total raised by the Easter Fayre to about £500.
In May, the Spaldwick Gardening Club will be visiting Lucy Boston’s garden at Hemingford Gray for a tour of the house and garden and we are very much looking forward to this. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday 8th May 2013 at 7.30pm at 18 High Street. New members are always welcome!
A big thank you to everyone, including Amba Harbour and Julia Rutherford, for ensuring that the Easter Fayre – held on Saturday 13th April 2013 – was a great success. Attendance was up on the previous year. So far, £343 has been raised, with more to come from the joint raffle with Spaldwick Gardening Club.
The day was made more special by the attendance of Spaldwick’s youngest resident – Rosie Hunter.
Amba Harbour said, “A big thank you to our judges, helpers setting up on the day and all who entered the competition!”
Are you getting your entry ready for the Spaldwick Village Easter Fayre competition on Saturday 13th April in Spaldwick Church? Could you be a winner of a fabulous trophy?
Please make an entry in one or more of our classes. You can view or download detailed descriptions (in PDF format) of the different classes and age groups by clicking on the following link:
We are looking forward to entries being delivered between 9 and 10am on the morning.
Please come back and join us in Spaldwick Church for the results over tea and cake between 2 and 4pm.
Lots of local talent will be in evidence on our stalls of art work and crafts, and the Spaldwick Gardening Club also will be there!
There will be the Teddy Parachute and Church tower climbs. Bring your teddy along at 2pm! We will also have an Easter egg quiz hunt for children, so who will find the ‘Golden Egg’?
With four weddings to take place in Spaldwick Church during 2013, Stuart Dixon, Liz McCue and other villagers are keen ensure that Spaldwick Church looks its best. If you would like to help clean the dirty windows inside and outside, please come along to Spaldwick Church on Friday 25th January 2013 from 10am.
As the windows can be delicate in parts, sadly a pressure washer is no good. A spray bottle, with liquid soap, seems to work best with a soft(ish) brush to scrub (such as a washing up brush) and cloths. Lightweight ladders or steps would be useful! Thank you for your help.