Gardening Group
Convenor Information
u3aDiane Smithson  Contact:        Telephone No on Newsletter.
 Time:            10.00am
 Meetings:      Fourth (4th) Tuesday of month.
 Venue:          North Ferriby Social Club.

• Speakers for 6 months of the year
• Garden visits arranged
• Helpful advice and chat over refreshments
• Plant sales and swaps regularly

All meetings will be held at the North Ferriby Social Club, 6 Low Street, North Ferriby HU14 3DD. Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of each month and commence at 10.00am, unless otherwise notified. Individual arrangements are made for visits and these will be sent to members prior to the visit by eMail. Refreshments are provided at the meetings.
A fee of £20.00 for the year is charged to members to cover venue hire, refreshments and speaker's fees. U3A members and guests who attend occasionally will be expected to pay £3.00 per session as a visitor to the group.
Visits to nurseries/gardens may involve additional fees for refreshments / entry and in some cases booking is essential.
   Diane Smithson


Date/Time Venue Contact Subject
28th January. 10.00am Ferriby Social Club. Telephone No on Newsletter Tights, Teabags and Pink Daffodils
Niki Miller from Langlands Nurseries and Garden Centre will be giving us a talk. This will cover a wide range of gardening topics of general interest.
25th February 10.00am Ferriby Social Club. Telephone No on Newsletter Microgardens
Gail Summerfield from West Shores Nursery of Winterton will be giving anillustrated talk on the challenges of growing in baskets and containers and gardening on a small scale.
24th March 10.00am Ferriby Social Club. Telephone No on Newsletter Question Time
Roger Burnett and Sheila Johnson will be hosting their very own version of gardener's question time.
We will be looking to collect questions from the membership on some of their garden problems or issues.
28th April 10.00am Ferriby Social Club. Telephone No on Newsletter Creating a Cutting Garden
Gill Tompkinson will be joining us again for a talk also subject to the availability of materials we also hope that Gill can give us a demonstration of her floristry skills in preparing a tied bunch of garden flowers.
26th May 10.00am Further details to follow! Telephone No on Newsletter Gardens in Elloughton
Erica Needler and Doreen Robinson have agreed to allow us access to their own gardens to have a look around.
23rd June 10.00am Primrose Bank Nursery & Gardens, Kexby Telephone No on Newsletter Guided Nursery Visit
The nursery specialises in spring flowers and bulbs but also has arrange of summer perennials on display.
The nursery has its own shop and café and the visit will cost £7.50 including refreshments.
28th July 10.00am Gardens at Sledmere House. Telephone No on Newsletter Garden Visit
We have been lucky to book a guided tour at Sledmere and as Booking is essential for this visit, we will need to collect entry fees beforehand.
The tour of the gardens costs £9.50 and an additional charge for refreshments of £3.75.
If members wish to extend their visit by having lunch or booking entry to the house this can be arranged on the day.
--th August Telephone No on Newsletter NO MEETING!
22nd September 10.00am Ferriby Social Club. Telephone No on Newsletter Propagating and Composting
We warmly welcome back a regular speaker - Peter Williams whose depth of knowledge continues to astound. He will be talking and giving us some practical tips on recycling garden waste and multiplying our stock.
27th October 10.00am Ferriby Social Club. Telephone No on Newsletter A Year at Kew
Another new speaker will be joining us, Pam Towler from North Yorkshire, who is a seasoned speaker at gardening clubs across the county.
24th November 10.00am Ferriby Social Club. Telephone No on Newsletter Garden plants and their wildflower relatives
Our own John Bailey is going to give us a talk and as it is a working title at present John will develop his talk over the year.
John is the newest convenor for the U3A Botanical Walks Group.