An already lively turn out for our July meeting was added to by the addition of a further three new members plus two visitors. The business section looked at the various Witham group events, both those held recently and those to come in the near future. Our entry in the Lincolnshire Show was praised and although it did not receive a prize, the full marks for interpretation and presentation were well deserved.
|Lincolnshire Show entry|
|Sandra Bright's garden|
The competition – 'A Small Herbal Arrangement' – brought a plethora of very beautiful and ingenious entries with Jenny gaining first place, Vee second and Ann third. The raffle prize – a lovely collection of herbs planted within a colourful container – was won by Elaine.
Gail and John strongly believe there are six major factors to successful vegetable growing; picking the right sunny spot, getting the soil condition right, growing from seed where possible, keeping the growing space weed free, not being too ambitious and persevering.
Finally remember that 'the best thing to help a plant to grow is the gardener's shadow'. The August meeting is on Monday 14th at 7.15pm in Nocton Village Hall and is another open meeting. Entitled “Birds of Prey and Owls” this is a talk and chance for “hands on” from Fixters Falconry. The cost is £3.50 for non members which includes refreshments.
For more information about our WI please visit the website at noctonanddistrictwi.weebly.com
Please note: due to the planned re-build of Nocton Village Hall the WI plans to hold its meetings from September 2017 to Spring 2018 at the Pavilion in Potterhanworth. The dates of the meetings will still be the second Monday of each month at 7.15pm.
Report and photos kindly supplied by Jane Kania