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BELBROUGHTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Founded 1961     Affiliated to The RHS Chairman Mr Alan Starling 07858 576532 Secretary Mrs Gill Barber (01562) 730983   Email Meetings for 2019 Meet at Belbroughton Church Hall 7.30pm New members welcome; first monthly meeting visit free April 26th (NB 4th Friday) April Joint Meeting with Clent Garden Club Belbroughton Church Hall Friday 26th of April 2019 7:30pm Death in The Garden ~ Michael Brown For our second meeting in April we welcome our friends and neighbours from Clent Garden Club. Our joint meetings have been a regular fixture on our calendar now for many years and we are delighted to be the hosts for this year’s talk. We welcome Mr Michael Brown to Belbroughton who will give a talk entitled “Death in The Garden”. Could this be story of Agatha Christie meets Alan Titchmarsh with a bit of Morse thrown in!! with a vivid imagination one can come up with all manner of strange happenings. Our joint meetings are always fun as there is a friendly rivalry between our two clubs stemming from our early quiz nights. Visitors are always welcome. The evening ends with our usual tea or coffee and a selection of home-made cakes. Hope to see you there. May 17th Friday 17th of May 2019 7:30pm French Alps ~ Samantha Hope For our May meeting, we welcome back Samantha Hope from Hope Garden Plants. This time, Samantha will be talking about the French Alps - perhaps telling us about what we can grow in cold high altitude conditions while on a skiing holiday perhaps. There is no monthly competition for this meeting, so we can give our show secretary a well-earned rest this month. Visitors are always welcome at any of our meetings, so why not come along and help us to look forward to some warmer spring weather (I hope!) Last month in April, we held our annual Spring Show in the church hall. Although the attendance was low, the amount of entries and quality of the spring flowers on show was very high and made for an enjoyable evening. We can, of course, never know what the weather will throw at us around this time of year and it can be four seasons in one day sometimes. The late March sunshine seems to help bring on some flowers, then the cooler first few days of April held back a lot of the daffodils. Let’s hope for a nice summer in the coming months and look forward to the Annual Show. June evening visit (details to follows) July 26th Cheese and Wine evening 7.30pm Belbroughton Cricket Club August 31st (Saturday) 58th ANNUAL SHOW Belbroughton Church and Church Hall September 20th Many Hats - John Guest Monthly Show 1.  Two sunflower heads (seed supplied) 2.  Vase of mixed flowers from your garden October 18th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Monthly Competition: 1.  Any flower 2.  Any vegetable 3.  Any fruit 4.  Any pot plant Plus Members bring and buy sale November 15th Butterflies in Britain - Roger Umpleby Monthly Competition: 1.  Photo “Unusual Weather” 2.  Five mince pies December 13th 7.30pm (Second Friday) CHRISTMAS SUPPER