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Are you interested in gardening, growing your own fruit and vegetables and meeting up to chat with like-minded neighbours?

===Report of January 2019 Meeting at the Village Hall===
Many thanks for your support and enthusiasm for our gardening group and for your attendance at our last meeting.
Thanks also to Ann for the plants and planters.
With regard to visiting the walled gardens at Stackpole for a walk and talk session, then the most likely time would be in March and on a Monday to Thursday, although suggest we look at weather forecast before committing to a date?
Can you please email me with your preferences if any, since this will help with picking a day and time.
As well as the head gardeners talk, there is a historical talk about the gardens, also the restaurant will be open, the cost would be a £30 donations to the Mind charity.
On the 11th of March, St Clears and District Gardening Club have a talk on growing vegetables, their meeting is at Ysgol Griffith Jones at 7pm, the only charge would be for us to each buy a £2 raffle ticket on the night.
We can care share if you like, and meet at the hall around 6:30pm?
As mentioned at our meeting, Andy Dawe has volunteered to give us a walk and talk session around Colby on April the 16th starting at 10am, there will be a charge for non National Trust members of £8. Also the tea room will be open.
As suggested in the meeting, I will enquire about a tour of the Botanical gardens and Aberglassney gardens and get back to you.
Suggestions going forward are:
A further visit to Greenacre in the spring.
Visit to the RHS Show in Cardiff between the 12th to the 14th of April, there are organised bus trips with Richards Brothers (coach company) and tickets for the RHS can be bought on line.
Visit Usk garden open in June, http://www.uskopengardens.com/
Other information includes:
Premier Seeds Direct as a source of cheap seeds, https://www.premierseedsdirect.com/
Maria from Greenacre is available for help with the gardening and Maria’s number is 07479660520.
Finally, Dee (Woodreef Amroth) from the wildlife group is arranging a quiz night including soup and possibly at the Wanderers in late March, more information to follow from Dee next month.
Kind regards,
Roy
 
===New Year Report===
Good evening everyone,
Firstly thank you for your continued ideas and enthusiasm for our gardening group.
From your comments at the next meeting we will share ideas, so please think about questions as well as your ideas going forward.
 
Things to discuss at the next meeting include:
Having future meetings earlier in the day.
Visiting Stackpole walled garden for a question and answer session.
On the 11th of March St Clears gardening club have guest speaker giving a talk on Growing Vegetables, the cost would be £2 each for a raffle ticket.
On the 16th of April (10am), Andy Dawe has offered to take us around Colby Gardens. There will be a charge for non National Trust members of £8, will discuss further at next meeting.
Finally Ann Newman, has offered some Aloe Vera plants and Tomato planters, and she will bring them along to our next meeting.

Gardening Group – November Meeting

The inaugural meeting of our Gardening Group took place at Llanteg Village Hall (LVH) on the 17th of October, many thanks for the encouraging support and for the suggestions regarding the way forward.

At the meeting it was decided we would not form a committee at this stage, and that the ethos of the group was to share knowledge, along with plants and seeds. Thanks also to John Davies for his helpful advice on the night.

On the 19th of November, we enjoyed a very informative walk and talk session around Greenacre Market Garden, many thanks to Leah and Sola and family for arranging this and answering our many questions.

At our November meeting, which took place at the LVH on the 21st, we enjoyed a very interesting question and answer session thanks to Paul Webb from Tavernspite Garden Centre.

Our next meeting will take place at LVH on the 9th of January at 7:30pm, please email Roy.James1536@gmail.com if you’re interested in joining us.

 

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First Meeting 17th October Update
Firstly many thanks to you all (18) for attending our first meeting last Wednesday and apologies for some of the content and for keeping you so long.
I hope you found some of what was said to be of use to you, although there are concerns regarding the use of the chemicals mentioned, so please read instructions and use personal protective equipment when necessary. 
 
I appreciate that some of you would prefer to go ahead with forming a management committee, but as mentioned previously I suggest we have a few more meetings before deciding this, after all we don’t want to frighten people away.
Since at the outset, some of you wanted a club that shared ideas, produce, plants and seeds, and not to get bogged down with a bureaucratic organisation!
 
I would appreciate your views regarding the way forward, along with ideas of what you would like to discuss at the next meeting please, my e-mail address is Roy.james1536@gmail.com
 
If you know of anyone outside our immediate area who would like to come along to our next meeting, then they are welcome.
 
As regards our next meeting, it will be at 7:30pm on Wednesday the 21st of November at the Village Hall, although if you would like to discuss anything specific prior to this then there’s always the coffee morning at the end of this month.
 
Notes from meeting:
YouTube HuwsNursery
Thompson and Morgan seeds, advice and videos.
Sulphate of Potash sweetens tomatoes.
Hughes and John top soil supplier.
Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate) improves plant growth.

 

Gardening Group Beginnings

We are planning informal monthly get-togethers where we can share tips, ideas and maybe swop plants over a cuppa. To be held monthly in Llanteg Hall and are for amateurs — so do not think you have to be knowledgeable to come along — all you need is to be interested!

If you would like to come along, become involved or know more please contact Roy James 831468 or email roy.james1536@gmail.com

Initial meet up was at the Coffee Morning in Llanteg Hall Friday 31st Aug. 10.30am to gauge interest. 

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There was a great turnout at the Coffee Morning today with almost 30 people popping in – though a few might have turned up for info on the proposed new Gardening Club!

===New Llanteg Gardening Group to be set up===
After a really good turn-out at Llanteg’s Coffee Morning, plus messages from those who could not attend, we have around twenty people who showed an interest so have decided to proceed and set up a Gardening Group.
The premise is to share ideas and information, be it on fruit, vegetables and flowers or on other gardening topics such as how to build raised beds or set up a polytunnel.  It does not matter if you have a large or small garden, or no garden a all.  Maybe you just do tubs or have houseplants.
Roy commented that he is also a novice but interested in learning and finding out more. We could possible have some talks and maybe even visits later on.
We can decide the format of our meetings as we go along.
It will be good to get-together to share ideas and maybe produce and seeds etc.  We are open to ideas and suggestions.
The first meeting is planned for Llanteg Hall on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm. 
We do not plan to have a formal committee etc but will have to ask for a small contribution each meeting to cover hall rental – this will probably be £1 or less depending on how many attend.

There is also a blog at – https://llanteggardening.blogspot.com/ and a ‘Llanteg Community Gardening Group’ Facebook page.