Members News

 

Travel club update

2017 outings

Devon & Cornwell
weekend trip

Caple Manor visit
booking form

Birdseed prices

June 2017 depot price list

 

News Flash

Don't forget to get your potato and bucket
for entry in the Autumn show

Hints & Tips on rose growing and showing
from
Rod Pengally

General Showing Tips


2015/16 news letters

December / January

February / March

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Pams Pages

Follow this link for a selection of reports on various events the held by the society

ALFA willows
Seasonal containers
Growing and showing Chrysanthemums
Perfect Pashley
Life in a nutshell Nov 2014
Jackie Nutkins Dec 2014
December 2015 report

 

 




2017 events
All meetings are at The Manor House
Doors open 7:30

2017

21st September:- talk on Bees and Honey by Kate and Chris at the Manor House, hopefully there will be 2017 local honey for sale

19th October :- The History of Allotments by Kate Harwood

4th November:- Autumn BBQ Breakfast at the depot 9:00am to 10:00am eat while you shop

10th November:- QUIZ NIGHT in Manor House

16th November:- Colin Oakes on poisonous and mind altering plants

21st December:- Christmas fun social evening


2018


18th January:- ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 7.30pm afterwards a talk on the garden at the Hospice of St Francis.

15th February:-

15th March:- Madeline Harley on Wonderful Weeds

19th April:- Andy Sands on Fungi and trees

17th May:- James Smallwood on auricular plants

19th July :- Abbots Langley Festival (ALF)

 

 

All Social Evenings start at 8pm prompt, and will be held in the Manor House

 

ABBOTS LANGLEY GARDENING SOCIETY

(ALGS)

Welcome to one of the oldest Gardening Societies in the country which was established before 1866.

To email the Society please use the address below.

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Please visit regularly for the latest information. For MEMBERSHIP DETAILS click here

Click Here for History of UpDates, Last UpDated: 16 December, 2017 5:51 PM Christmas bbq removed

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The next event at
The Manor House Sports and Social Centre

The Christmas Social
Thursday 21st December

not only will we be having a fun evening we are also holding the Parish Allotments Prize Giving again
This year the four allotment representatives took on the job of judging each others allotment
All allotment holders are invited to attend, so please come along as you may get an award.
We will be providing food and if we are luck David will provide Mulled Wine as last year, we will
also run the “Sparkle Competition” for men and women, so please wear your bright Christmassy clothes for the evening.
You can enjoy meeting new members for a chat as well as a few games

Last years event

Doors open 7:40 meeting starts 8:00

Free to members

Guests welcome entrance £2

Raffle and bar

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AGM
Thursday 18th January 2018
At the Manor House
Starting at 7.30 pm

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Next ALGS Quiz Night

4th May 2018
at the Manor House

Bar and Raffle
come along for a fun evening

contact Jo for tickets via our contact us email address

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Note on the 2017 Autumn Show

Last year we gave local schools a number of daffodils, compost and a pot with to be grown and shown at the spring show
this year we gave the schools one potato tuber, the compost and a growing bag to be grown on for the Autumn show
there were two prizes, one for the heaviest crop won by Devine Saviour and the other for the greatest number of tubers won by Breakspear School

Note from Denise Bond of Breakspeare School and a picture of the winning Breakspear group

We entered a potato growing competition in the spring. This was organised by the
Abbots Langley Gardening Society and local schools were invited to take part.
Schools were given one seed potato, compost and a grow bag. Winners of this
competition were announced at the Garden Society Autumn show on Saturday 9th
September 2017. I am pleased to say that Breakspeare School won first prize for the
number of potatoes grown. We grew twelve potatoes. Divine Saviour received first
prize for the weight of their potatoes. We received a certificate, trophy and a
HTA National Garden Gift Card worth £5.00.

 

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2018
Membership Subscriptions are now due

Renewal is £7 with a £1 reduction if paid before before 31st March 2018

Subs can be paid at the AGM, any of the socials or at the depot on Saturday mornings between 9:00 - 10:00
Subs can also be paid by bank transfer, contact Jane for details

If sending your subs direct to Jane please include a self addressed, stamped envelope for you card
or they can be collected at the depot or any social event

New membership is £7 for the year
membership form link

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2018 Spring Schedule
is on line
also see

A Guide to exhibiting

Hints & Tips on rose growing and showing
from
Rod Pengally

link to Tips on Showing

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Pictures from the Sparkle Night and the Saturday morning mince pies and mulled wine at the Depot

Sparkle night

 

Mince pies & Mulled wine

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2016 Autumn Show
Winners

Abbots Langley Community Centre

This years winner of the

Great Potato Challenge 2016
(heaviest crop from one tuber in a bucket)

Keith Peutherer
with over 12 lb of potatoes
(But he wont divulge his secret method)

 

 

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ALGS 2016 honey is sold out

All is going well for the 2017 collection and hopefully it will be ready
for the next talk

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Our Depot remains open all weather!


Dave Sutherland and Jo Domaniewska brave the elements to keep the Depot open through the snow.

 

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Past Saturday Morning Breakfast BBQ's pictures

November 2014 link

November 2012 BBQ follow this link

Pictures from November 2010 BBQ

Pictures from July

Pictures from July 2009

 

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Having problems with what to buy for your nearest and dearest
who likes gardening

Treat them to a Society membership for £7.

Or
A gift voucher for any amount to spend in our Depot

Contact Jane if you are interested on 01923 447281

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Next social event at
The Manor House Sports and Social Centre

Poisonous & Mind Altering Plants
By Colin Oakes

Link to poster with more details

Thursday 16th November

Doors open 7:40 meeting starts 8:00

Free to members

Guests welcome entrance £2

Raffle and bar

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quiz nights
click here for a list of previous results
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ALGS 2017 carnival raffle winner

Winning ticket

 

 

Help with a bee swarm Click on picture

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HAMPTON COURT PALACE FLOWER SHOW

Our
Window Box and Hanging Basket entry at the 2007
Hampton Court Palace Flower Show was awarded a
SILVER MEDAL

 

Previous Successes Include

2006 Silver

2004 Gold & Best in Show

2003 Gold & Best in Show

CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW

2002 Silver

2001 Silver Gilt

2000 Silver

 

 

 

Travel Club 2011 click here

Bowled over by Barcelona
by Kate

The Lady Gardeners of Northumberland
by Kate

ALGS Depot

The Depot
will be open for business
Saturday 9:00 till 10:00
all year round

stock list (June 2017)
Click here

but please note prices are subject to change
dependent on what deals we can negotiate.

Don't forget your bird seed

 

 

From The Chairman

Baby HedgeHog Feeding on Cat Food.

 
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