A Happy New Year to all
A celebration of our crops and bountiful harvest
- From the AGM
- Growing grafted tomatoes
- Looking after hedgehogs
- A splendid recipe for Christmas Cake
and a pumpkin spectacular….
In this very different year the RGS was not able to come together for the AGM due to COvid restrictions. Members were kept informed and were able to communicate and ask questions through the website. Read here the procedures followed and a reports summary.
Who knew we were growing such lovely things? A stellar picture catalogue for our Autumn Show.
- The Banksian medal for Helen
- A store with everything! Overwintering vegetables and spring bulbs. Plant now for a spectacular spring.
- Water and electricity on site 3
- An unusual way to cook aubergine
In normal times the Banksian medal is awarded to the member with the most points in RGS shows. This year the committee voted to award the medal to our chair, in recognition of her hard work and achievement in keeping the allotments open safely for us all. After the distanced presentation Helen said:
” I was very surprised and delighted to receive this award. I had no idea that I was going to a presentation today! Thank you for thinking to give me the Banksian Medal and for your kind words all done in such a wonderfully conspiratorial way. However, I must stress that nothing would have been possible without our fantastically resourceful and positive committee so many many thanks should go to them too”.
Although the Autumn show was cancelled due to Covid19, Fleur Anderson visited Site 2 in last Sunday’s warm sunshine.
The Autumn show planned for Sunday September 13th is cancelled. In a message yesterday, Helen Finch, chair of the RGS said:
Very regretfully we have decided to cancel the Autumn show. The R number has gone above 1 and there are reports of Covid cases within West Putney, so we feel that the responsible action is to cancel.
The store will still open on Sunday morning
A comprehensive look at which gardens have re-opened and how to book from the RHS. Plan ahead for autumn walks.
Take a look here: https://www.rhs.org.uk/gardens
The summer is not quite over- enjoy our August roundup…
- It’s all happening on site 3 – the ditch witch in operation
- How to garden without harming your back
- Some recommended reading for your holiday
- A timely recipe for courgette soup
and, a very warm welcome to our new President.
Fleur Anderson, the MP for Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, has kindly accepted our invitation to be President of the RGS. We look forward to offering Fleur a warm welcome at future events.
What a wonderful invitation. I would be very honoured to be your President and would love to come …. to as many events as I can. I love gardening myself and would love to learn a lot from you all and see the outcome of all the lockdown work you have all been doing.
Work is well underway to provide a much needed improved water supply for site 3. New pipework has been laid – involving much work by the ‘Ditch Witch’ trench digger. Next should come some new water tanks, and then Thames Water must connect our new supply. The works are funded by Enable.
Our photo montage and online picture gallery can be found here