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Horticultural Society 2021-22 Program

Coming Events

All events are at
8pm Lacey Green Millennium Hall
unless stated otherwise.

2021

Sunday 9th May
PLANT STALL 11am-3pm
At the Millennium Hall

Wednesday 19th May
Growing Food not Gluts by Hazel Roberts

Wednesday 21st July
Wildlife Photography by Tom Wray
LIVE AT VILLAGE HALL

Saturday 31st July
A Pig-Roast at Village Hall
To celebrate Hort. Society's 40th Birthday

Saturday 4th September
ANNUAL SHOW – Staging of exhibits 12 - 2pm

Coming Events

All events are at
8pm Lacey Green Millennium Hall
unless stated otherwise.

Wednesday 15th September
Houseplants by Jane Perrone

Wednesday 17th November
Pumpkin Supper 7 for 7.30pm

2022

Wednesday 19th January
Making Space for Wildlife by John Tyler

Wednesday 16th March
AGM, folowed by
Wildrose Flower Company by Rosie Insley


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TWO VILLAGES, ONE HEART

LACEY GREEN & LOOSLEY ROW

LACEY GREEN & LOOSLEY ROW

Red kite

LOOSLEY ROW & LACEY GREEN HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY

Hort. Soc. 								Presenting Cheque to 1cantrust charity.

It may be a bit late, but 29 October we managed to get the “oversize” presentation cheque from Metro Bank, and Alison took it down to One Can Trust Food Bank.
Thanks to everyone who contributed, either through donation, the plant sale, or entry at the show. We were able to donate £500 to the Trust, which was much appreciated, along with all the cans and packets which were given at the show.

One Can Food Bank

Pig Roast Pictures
Celebrating 40 yrs of the HS

By all accounts a thoroughly enjoyable exercise

You are visitor number 20249


Unless otherwise stated
all events
start at 8pm
in the village hall
and we are out
by 10pm


Anyone is welcome at events,
free to members
£1 to guests.
Incidentally membership
for the whole year
is just £5.


GARDEN POETS CORNER

Quiet please, don't impede my concentration,
I'm sitting in the garden thinking thoughts of propagation,
Of sowing and of nurturing, the fruits my works will bear,
And the place won't know what's hit it, once I get up from me chair!

I'm at the planning stages now, if you should need to ask,
And if I'm looking weary, it's the rigours of the task,
Creation of a garden is a strain, as you can guess,
So if me eyes should close, it isn't sleep of course, its stress!

Oh the leeks that I will dibble, and beans that I will stick,
The bugs that I will slaughter, and seedlings I will prick,
I'll disinfect the greenhouse, I will organise the shed,
And my faded roses, everyone I will de-head.

The mower I will cherish, and the tools that I will oil,
And dark nutritious compost I will stroke into the soil,
My sacrifice, devotion and the after care,
Will leave you green with envy, once I get up from me chair!

I will massacre the bind-weed, and the moss upon the lawn,
That hairy bitter-cress will curse the day that it was born,
I will rise against the foe, and in the fight we will be matched,
And those woolly caterpillars, they will curse the day they hatched!

Oh the branches I will layer, and the cuttings I will take,
Let other fellers dig a pond, I will dig a lake,
My garden, what a showpiece, there'll be pilgrims come to stare,
And I'll bow and take the credit, ONCE I GET UP FROM ME CHAIR.

The Months

January brings the snow,
Makes your nose and fingers glow.

February brings the rain,
Thaws the frozen lake again.

March brings the wind so cold and chill,
Drives the cattle from the hill.

April brings us sun and showers,
And the pretty wildwood flowers.

May brings grass and leafy trees,
Waving in each gentle breeze.

June brings tulips, lilies, roses,
Fills the children's hands with posies.

July brings the greatest heat,
Cloudless skies and dusty street.

August brings the golden grain,
Harvest time is here again.

Warm September brings the fruit,
Sportsmen then begin the shoot.

Brown October brings the last;
Of ripening gifts from summer past.

Dull November brings the blast,
Then the leaves are falling fast.

Cold December brings the sleet,
Blazing fire, and Christmas treat


Adapted from a poem by Sarah Coleridge (1802-1852)

 

Introduction

Apart from being an enjoyable hobby, gardening provides enormous pleasure, keeps us fit, helps the environment and can save or make us money.

The Horticultural Society exists to share gardening knowledge and provides an opportunity for us to show off our skills. To this end regular talks by experts are arranged on a bi-monthly basis.

The presentations are not exclusive, for example this year we have had a virtual tour of County villages and learnt about the Red Kites seen soaring gracefully every day over the Chiltern Hills. Sometimes we look abroad.

Interspersed with the talks are visits to gardens, public and private. Members - we currently have over 70 - also enjoy the social life./p>

For non-members to know just how varied our programme can be, you have missed sessions on:

Clematis
The Changing Wildlife of the Chilterns
Alpines at 500 feet
Garden visit Gt Hampden
Roses and Sweet Peas.
Organic farm visit

Beating Coronovirus

The Committee had planned for garden visits but in the meantime we are bringing some of the gardens to you.

Here are picture samples of numerous gardens
A click on each block of pictures reveals more
and the photography is also superb

June 21

May 21

Apr 21

Dec 20

Oct 20

May 20

Feb 21

Jul 20

Aug 20

Apr 20

Jun 20

SHOW HISTORY

THE JOHN PLOWMAN CUP for VEGETABLE SECTION
2021 Alison Shreeve
2020 Simon Bolton
2019 Geoff Nash
2018 Geoff Nash
2017 Geoff Nash
2016 Geoff Nash
2015 Les Hazell
2014 Alsion Shreeve
2013 Les Hazell
2012 Les Hazell
2011 Alison Shreeve
2010 Alison Shreeve
2009 Alison Shreeve
2008 Alison Shreeve
2007 Alison Shreeve
2006 Alison Shreeve
2005 William Ludlow
2004 William Ludlow
2003 Colin Hobdell
2002 Syd Saunders
2001 Syd Saunders
2000 Les Hazell
1999 Syd Saunders
1998 Syd Saunders
1997 Syd Saunders
1996 Syd Saunders
1995 Syd Saunders
1994 Syd Saunders
1993 Bill Cleaver
1992 Bill Cleaver
1991 Bill Cleaver
1990 Kathleen Marshall
1989 Doreen Ellis
1988 Kathleen Marshall
1987 Miles Marshall

THE FLORAL CUP for FLOWER SECTION
2021 Denise Cottis
2020 Alison Shreeve
2019 Linda Taylor
2018 Linda Taylor
2017 Denise Cottis
2016 Alison Shreeve
2015 Denise Cottis
2014 Les Hazell
2013 Alison Shreeve
2012 Les Hazell
2011 Linda Taylor
2010 Linda Taylor
2009 Les Hazell
2008 John West
2007 Les Hazell
2006 Les Hazell
2005 Linda Storey
2004 Linda Storey
2003 Les Hazell
2002 Freda Dormer
2001 Michael Hardy
2000 Les Hazell
1999 Sheila Clay
1998 Les Hazell
1997 Linda Taylor
1996 Les Hazell
1995 Bill Cleaver
1994 Bill Cleaver
1993 Michael Hardy
1992 Bill Cleaver
1991 Bill Cleaver
1990 Bill Cleaver
1989 Daphne Spurry
1988 Michael Hardy
1987 Michael Hardy

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Wreath Making Workshop, Christmas 2019

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The Horticultural Society Autumn Show 2019

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The Pumpkin Supper 2018

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The Horticultural Society Autumn Show 2018

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This is Marcia and No, she is not trying to climb it and No she is not acting as plant support - she is trying to uproot it for the Autumn Show. I hate to ask what she is standing in!

 

Rods Poles and Perches

Did you know that the ancient measurement of a Rod, derives from the Anglo Saxon, meaning the length of a rod or whip required to manage a team of four oxon. In modern terms it is 5.5 yards. Barbed wire is still sold in 80 rod lengths.

An acre is 4 rods x 40 rods, being the area that could be ploughed in a day. 4 rods is also the length of a cricket pitch.

Perch or pole mean the same as rod, although these days we associate perch with chickens and pole with the nice man that fixes the plumbing.

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Your Committee in Action 2018 > > > >

Hort. Soc. 				  Committee 2018

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The Horticultural Society Spring Show 2018

Designed especially for our local school and young people this years Spring Show attracted many novel and ingenious entries. See what you can do with vegetables and lego...

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Are Slugs a problem?

Kill them humanely - hey every bloke I know wants to go this way.

Fill a shallow bowl with the cheapest beer you can get and place where they are working.

Wait overnight - stay in the shed and finish the rest of the beer

In the morning bury them in the compost heap - I don't recommend finishing off this beer.

SHOW HISTORY

THE FLORAL CUP for FLOWER SECTION
2021 Denise Cottis
2020 Alison Shreeve
2019 Linda Taylor
2018 Linda Taylor
2017 Denise Cottis
2016 Alison Shreeve
2015 Denise Cottis
2014 Les Hazell
2013 Alison Shreeve
2012 Les Hazell
2011 Linda Taylor
2010 Linda Taylor
2009 Les Hazell
2008 John West
2007 Les Hazell
2006 Les Hazell
2005 Linda Storey
2004 Linda Storey
2003 Les Hazell
2002 Freda Dormer
2001 Michael Hardy
2000 Les Hazell
1999 Sheila Clay
1998 Les Hazell
1997 Linda Taylor
1996 Les Hazell
1995 Bill Cleaver
1994 Bill Cleaver
1993 Michael Hardy
1992 Bill Cleaver
1991 Bill Cleaver
1990 Bill Cleaver
1989 Daphne Spurry
1988 Michael Hardy
1987 Michael Hardy

THE MARSHALL CUP for FRUIT SECTION
2021 Denise Cottis
2020 Alison Shreeve
2019 Patricia Johnstone
2018 Alison Shreeve
2017 Les Hazell
2016 Geoff Nash
2015 Michael Hardy
2014 Michael Hardy
2013 Michael Hardy
2012 Alison Shreeve
2011 Michael Hardy
2010 Michael Hardy
2009 Michael Hardy
2008 Victor Lindsay
2007 Victor Lindsay
2006 Alison Shreeve
2005 Michael Hardy
2004 Brian Wicks
2003 Doreen Ellis
2002 Pam Lidgley
2001 Doreen Ellis
2000 Doreen Ellis
1999 Sheila Clay
1998 Michael Hardy
1997 Doreen Ellis
1996 Doreen Ellis
1995 Doreen Ellis
1994 Michael Hardy
1993 Doreen Ellis
1992 David & Barbara Chalkley
1991 Doreen Ellis
1990 John Spurry

THE HUGHENDEN CUP for VEGETABLES, FLOWERS & FRUIT
2021 Alison Shreeve
2020 Alison Shreeve
2019 Geoff Nash
2018 Alison Shreeve
2017 Geoff Nash
2016 Geoff Nash
2015 Alison Shreeve
2014 Alison Shreeve
2013 Alison Shreeve
2012 Alison Shreeve
2011 Alison Shreeve
2010 Alison Shreeve
2009 Alison Shreeve
2008 Alison Shreeve
2007 Alison Shreeve
2006 Alison Shreeve
2005 William Ludlow
2004 William Ludlow
2003 Colin Hobdell
2002 Syd Saunders
2001 Syd Saunders
2001 Michael Hardy
2000 Les Hazell
1999 Sheila Clay
1998 Sheila Clay
1997 Les Hazell
1996 Bill Cleaver
1995 Bill Cleaver
1994 Bill Cleaver
1993 Bill Cleaver
1993 Bill Cleaver
1992 Bill Cleaver
1991 Bill Cleaver
1990 Bill Cleaver
1989 Doreen Ellis
1988 Kathleen Marshall

THE DOMESTIC SALVER for DOMESTIC SECTION
2021 Liz Patient
2020 Liz Patient
2019 Simon Bolton
2018 Adam Heeley
2017 Simon Bolton
2016 Joy Lawrence
2015 John Burnett
2014 Jane Elmidoro
2013 Denise Kinnard
2012 John Burnett
2011 Mary Lawrence
2010 Alison Shreeve
2009 Jill Langlois
2008 Laura Chapman
2007 Doreen de Grey
2006 Laura Chapman
2005 John Burnett
2004 Jill Langlois
2003 Mary Lawrence
2002 Mary Lawrence
2001 Jill Langlois
2000 Carol Dockerill
1999 Mary Lawrence
1998 Mary Lawrence
1997 Mary Lawrence
1996 Doreen Ellis
1995 Betty Harrington
1994 Margaret Davis
1993 Babette Green
1992 Connie Roe
1991 Connie Roe

THE BILL CLEAVER MEMORIAL AWARD for BEST EXHIBIT IN SHOW
2021 Daphne Williams
2020 Geoff Nash
2019 Geoff Nash
2018 Linda Taylor
2017 Geoff Nash
2016 Geoff Nash
2015 Alison Shreeve
2014 Joint Winners:
Sandra Moore / Ann Springall
2013 Marion Hazell
2012 Jill Langlois
2011 Victor Lindsay
2010 Michael Hardy
2009 Linda Taylor
2008 Joyce Walker

2007 Victor Lindsay

2006 Joint Winners:
Jill Langlois & Alison Shreeve
2005 John Burnett
2004 Michael Hardy
2003 Doreen Ellis
2002 Syd Saunders
2001 Michael Hardy
2000 Doreen Ellis

THE CONNIE BAKER CUP - Best Rose Exhibit
2021 David Lawrence
2020 Leigh Axe
2019 David Lawrence
2018 Les Hazell
2017 David Lawrence
2016 Judith Woods Ballard
2015 Stella Boll

THE JUBILEE CUP for Best Entrant who is not a past or present cup winner
2021 Alison Jarvis
2020 Kay Bolton
2019 Rachael McComish
2018 Nigel Rolfe
2017 Luke Cottis
2016 Simon Bolton
2015 Daphne Williams
2014 Geoff Nash
2013 Vanesssa Colsell
2012 Lindy Lindsay
2011 Jill Baker
2010 Patricia Johnstone
2009 Stella Boll
2008 Doris Burnett
2007 Joy Lawrence
2006 John West

PHOTOGRAPHIC SECTION
2018
Holiday Time: WINNER- Simon Patient
Poetry in Motion: WINNER- Simon Patient
2016
Framed: WINNER- David Lawrence
Lovely Weather: WINNER- Elizabeth Davies
2015
Chiltern Life: WINNER- Carol Dockerill
Animal Life: WINNER- Tim Colsell
2014
Water: WINNER: Carol Dockerill
(also overall photosection winner)
Something in my Garden:
WINNER: Joe Ramage

THE JUNIOR CHALLENGE TROPHY (for entrants aged under 17)
2021 Toby Woods-Ballard
2020 Taylor McComish
2018 Olivia Bolton
2016 Olivia Bolton, Charlotte Davies, Oliver Davies, Carla Galvin, Harry Patient, Poppy Patient, Thomas Patient
2015 Olivia Bolton, Oliver Davis,
Harry Patient and Poppy Patient
2014 Olivia Bolton & Oliver Davis



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