ROPLEY HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY – May and June 2020

I hope you and your families are all well and will remain that way through this uncertain time. How lucky we are to have our gardens to keep us busy and give us solace.

The last meeting of the Society was way back on 24th February and since then we have had to cancel both Wilf Simcox ‘Looking after your Lawn’ on 30th March and Stewart Pocock ‘The Production and Seduction of Growing Roses’ due on 27th April both of which we hope to rebook for 2021. Sadly our Spring Show on 4th April also fell victim to the shutdown.

However we are hoping we might be able to have our Plant Sale in May but run it another way. Details will be sent to members when we know more if and when the current Government restrictions can be slightly lifted.

Sadly I have just heard also that our Summer Party and cream tea scheduled for 29th June at Uppark, South Harting has also been cancelled. This means our next scheduled meeting will be on 27th July when Ray Broughton will be giving us ‘Gardener’s Question Time’ and we will hold our Sweet Pea Competition. Let’s hope by then we will be more or less back to normal. In the expectation that you will be very busy in your gardens for the next few weeks here are a LOT of Garden Hints because I am sure you will be able to look after your gardens spectacularly well this Spring!

In May

For June

The Horticultural Society sends its good wishes to you all, keep safe and well.

Happy Gardening!

Jill Shakespeare
www.ropleyhs.org.uk