Founded 1972

President: vacant • Chairman: Mary Boorman • Treasurer & Membership Sec. Alan Humphrey • Honey Rep. Phil Laimbeer • Show Sec. Oliver Boorman-Humphrey


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Fri 12 Jul 2024

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Hi there

Just to say the photos of the beautiful white garden at Sissinghurst Castle/Gardens NT property - taken by Sue B are now on the website This trip was organised kindly by Sue Bastin and other members. It was one of the hottest days of the year but by all accounts it was enjoyed by all that. Thanks Sue B.

We still have a few spaces for the visit to Stonelynk organic garden Battery Hill at Fairlight on 30/7/24 @ 2.30 PC TN35 4EA

www.stonelynkorganics.com Let us know asap if you would like to also come along as I need to confirm numbers to the garden this week Best to text or call Alan on 07870525441

Thanks to all of you who have already confirmed Look forward to a great visit Looking forward to this new site - I have not yet seen it but Sue L says it is great as her friends have been there before

Thanks and Best Wishes

Mary B and all CDH

Mon 8 Jul 2024

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Hello to you all; sorry the rain keeps arriving - we so need sunshine please ! Our gardens keep suffering along with us - what a great pity!

Please could you let me know if any of you would like to come with us to visit the Stonelynk organics gardens at Battery Hill Fairlight TN35 4EA on 30th July 2.30pm Meet there and FREE for members and just £3 for visitors ALL WELCOME - Website is - www.stonelynkorganics.com

I do require to confirm who is coming this week and would me grateful to hear from you asap

Thanks very much. Sadly they cannot provide any refreshments here so please bring your own especially if it is a hot week.

Look forward to hear from you

Mary B

Text Alan or call on 07870525441

Wed 3 Jul 2024

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Hello Everyone

I am very sorry and saddened to report to you all that Sue and Dave Bastin have cancelled the Open Garden/Seed/Plant swap which was due to occur on 16th July

Please note this in your diary

I had drafted this newsletter to send out to you all yesterday afternoon alongside the detail on the website that Oliver completed but for some reason it did not go out as planned then - I apologise I was sure it had sent

Hoping for safe arrival this time

Kind Regards

Mary B

Tue 2 Jul 2024

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Hello all

Just noticed this event by Catsfield Horticultural Society in July which i feel would be useful for those who enter any flower shows inc.ours.

Their society are offering a talk from the judges they use, with tips for a great show entries and could be useful for new entrants and a refresher for those who have entered before to update.

The talk takes place on 11th July at Catsfield village hall from 7pm - 9pm and is Free to Catsfield horti. members and just £2.50 for visitors on the door who they welcome.

The specific judges they have speaking are a WI Baking and Home Produce judge called Avril ( who we use also a very lovely lady ) A Vegetable and produce judge and they offer the theme for this talk for the evening as we can

"Learn the secrets to what makes a good show entry"

Just sharing for you all

Hope all is well for you all and enjoy if you attend!

Mary B

Mon 1 Jul 2024

CDHS e-Newsletter

Hello once more to you all.

Hope you are all well and have been able to enjoy some of the sunny days that we finally had towards the end of June. Bit too hot for some I am sure

I am very pleased to be advising you all that the society has arranged a few lovely things now that we have reached July and mid-summer already

On 16th July at 11am Sue and Dave Bastin have kindly offered to open their very pretty garden in Crowhurst for the society once more. FREE to visit . All Welcome (you do not need to be a member)

There will be delicious refreshments - all homemade- alongside plentiful coffees and teas. Last year we had such a relaxed pleasant time and the sun shone - lets hope this will be repeated.

We welcome people to bring along any seeds/plants to swop with others if you desire to ;but if you do not have any do not fret please just come along and enjoy the morning. Please tell your friends and family and spread the word. Look forward to seeing you all there.

Address is "Fairfields" Station Road Crowhurst TN33 9BD

Please telephone Sue B direct if you have any enquiries on 830655

Further on in July on 30th at 2.30pm the society has planned another outside trip to an organic commercial garden in Fairlight called "Stonelynk Organics" We will meet at the garden for a prompt start at 2.30 please (Car share encouraged) Full Address is Battery Hill Fairlight PC TN35 4EA ALL WELCOME FREE to members and just £3 to anyone else who would like to join us. (they are unable to offer refreshments unfortunately so please ensure you bring a drink along especially if it is a hot day.) thanks and we so hope many of you will join us.

I really require to know who will be attending this last garden so please confirm with Alan on 07870525441

Thanks so much and enjoy your gardening when the weather allows !

Kind Regards

Mary B and all CDHS