– Your local village gardening club

Don’t forget our final event for this year is our ANNUAL SOCIAL which takes place on SATURDAY 3RD DECEMBER AT UPTON VILLAGE HALL – it will be a Mexican Evening! Food, Drink and Fun & Games. Tickets are £9 per head and on sale at Blewbury Post Office and from Maggie Maytham at Upton.

Provisional plans have been made for 2017 VPA calendar and full details will be available in the next issue of the Blewbury Bulletin and Upton News. This is what we hope to be offering, provided we have sufficient support.

2nd March – Meeting with three committee members each giving a ‘20 minute talk’.

? June – Visit to Gardener’s World at the NEC, Birmingham (date to be confirmed)

8th July – ANNUAL SHOW

? August – Visit to Kew Gardens, London (date to be confirmed)

22nd October – Cake & Plant Sale at the Apple Day

1st November – Annual General Meeting

2nd December – Annual Social

From the VPA Committee, Season’s Greetings and we look forward to seeing you at our Social on the 3rd December.

DID YOU KNOW? The Mulberry Tree is usually the last to come into leaf and traditionally country gardeners took it as a sign that they could not plant out free from the risk of a late frost until the buds of the mulberry had opened. Older gardeners still call the mulberry “the wise tree”.  Happy Gardening  Eileen