Abbots Langley Gardening Society



ALFA Event. Willow weaving with cheese and wine.

June 2014




Despite the England football match and the Gilbert and Sullivan evening we still had a good turn out for the Cheese and Wine evening with willow weaving with Sandra Barker in Dr Tomsonís wonderful garden. The weather was good to us and as we wandered around the garden enjoying the colours, delightful floral fragrances added to the enjoyment. It is such a pleasure to enjoy such a peaceful place that is in the centre of our lovely village. There was a generous selection of delicious cheeses to choose from, and to graze on, as we meandered through the grounds. The willow weaving was a great success. It had been requested by several members as we had enjoyed it the last time when we made pot hangers to grow plants from. Was that really 4 years ago? This time we made obelisks to grow plants up. The variety of patterns that were woven up each of the creations was interesting to see and all who participated had a delightful item to take home to use in their garden.


Our other event this month was the stall at the Carnival. Thank you again to all who generously gave us plants to sell and we gained a few new members.


We have the Summer Breakfast BBQ for our members on Saturday July 5th 9-10am at the Depot.


An Invitation. The Autumn Show is on September 13th at the Abbots Langley Community Centre. You can either just visit for refreshments or supplies or better still, become a member and enter something. The Show Schedule is available either on line on our web site or from Jane our secretary and I am mentioning it here so that you have plenty of time to think about your entries. There are classes for flowers:- chrysanthemums, dahlias, roses, fuchsias etc. pot plants:- cacti, flowering pot plants etc. vegetables:-runner beans, tomatoes, potatoes etc. wine, bread, and photography plus so many more. I am sure you must have something you can enter. There are classes for children in various age groups so that members children and grandchildren can take part too.


Our first meeting back after the summer break, September 18th, is by John Marshal on growing and showing chrysanthemums. Darn, a bit late for this years show then.


Our socials evenings are held at the Manor House Sports & Social Centre on the third thursday of the month and you can, as always, try before you buy at only £2 entrance fee, though for only another £3 you can enjoy our social evenings for free for the whole year. Doors open at 7.30pm so you even have time to buy a drink from the bar before the meeting starts. More details on our web site at or phone our secretary Jane, on 01923 447281.


Have a great summer.


Pam Cotton