Would you like to see a village recycling station? A place in the village that you can drop off items that can’t be recycled kerbside and so end up in the bin.
On Saturday 24 July, the day of the Virtual Summer Show, the Nailbourne Horticultural Society will be at the Farmers’ Market from 9.00 am until 12 noon in the car park of the Red Lion.
The entries for the Chairman’s Challenge Trophy, this year a Salvia (Red Desert), will be on show and judged by Roger Austin, Chairman of the Kent Federation of Horticultural Societies, during the morning. Members should bring their entries to the stall by 10.00 am at the latest.
We will also have plants and produce for sale and would appreciate payments in cash.
Presentation of trophies for the Chairman’s Challenge and also for the recently judged three garden classes (Best Kept Vegetable Garden, Most Picturesque Garden and Prettiest Small Garden) will be at 11.30 am.
Please note that entries for all other classes are on-line. For further details, please contact Show Secretary, Kathy Walder, on 830057/07791 firstname.lastname@example.org
A virtual AGM of the Nailbourne Group was held on Wednesday 21 April 2021. The members all took part and agreed to remain on the committee for the coming year. Thanks to all our Nailbourne Group Friends and those who have given donations or supported the group in other ways. We raised £4113 last year, including £2000 gift aid from the donation in memory of Elizabeth Stewart.
Unfortunately, the 2021 League of Friends Hospital Fair and Grand Draw has had to be cancelled again this year.
We always welcome donations of used stamps and coins, over £118 was raised last year (Committee members are always happy to pass these on). Anyone who would like more information about our group or is considering joining us as a committee member, please contact Maggie Fairweather 01227 830320.
Find out how to create a garden that is more nature friendly, providing foraging and shelter for wildlife.
An on-line talk by Maureen Rainey, Kent Wildlife Trust
WEDNESDAY 5TH MAY, 7PM
Unfortunately, we are unable to hold our AGM and coffee morning in the village hall again this year.
We will, however, have a virtual AGM via Zoom at 3pm on Wednesday 21 April 2021.
If you would like to join us, please contact Pauline Pritchard on 830685.
The AGM report will be published after the event.
We were delighted with the response from our members. For those who like statistics, we had 24 exhibitors and a total of 69 entries, including 21 who entered their Chairman’s Challenge daffodil bulbs.
The results are as follows:
|Class 1.||My Best Daffodil Bloom||1st Jane Millyard
2nd Linda and Peter Ellis
3rd Kathy Walder
|Class 2.||Any Other Flower from a Bulb
|1st Una Whitamore
2nd Julia Cooper
3rd Linda and Peter Ellis
|Class 3.||Flowering Shrub – a stem or spray||1st Julia Cooper
2nd Christine Sladden
3rd Jane Millyard
|Class 4.||One stored vegetable||1st Linda and Peter Ellis
2nd Rajini and Raj Dasan
3rd Tony Walder
|Class 5.||An arrangement of flowers for Easter||1st Rajini Dasan
2nd Elizabeth Kirkwood,
3rd Jackie Thackray
|Class 6.||Photograph entitled “A New Arrival”||1st Julia Cooper
(who wins the trophy for Best Photograph in Show)
2nd John Hill
3rd Kathy Walder
The Chairman’s Challenge (and the Whitten Spencer Cup) was won by Jane Lovelock. Second were the Ellises and third, Rajini and Raj Dasan.
The cup for the Best Bloom in Show was won by Jane Millyard with her entry in Class 1.
It remains to thank everyone who kept the Society’s flag flying by taking part.
Are you a Bridge resident and want to grow your own produce?
If so, why not get in touch and ask about joining the Bridge Allotment Association.
You can find out more on the Allotment Association page.
Or you can call Mick Stevens on 07505 820127
The footpaths across the fields are now very, very muddy.
Please wear appropriate footwear and stick to paths.
Do not try to avoid the mud by walking on crop fields. Many such fields look like grass, but they are not.
The river is very close to flooding the footpath by the kissing gate in the water meadows. Only a small tree root is holding it back.
Take extra care when walking, please.