Vegetable Gardening

Gardening Group Meetings 2019

The Gardening Group meets 2pm, the 1st Friday of the month from April to September.  We meet at members’ homes to see what they are growing, get gardening advice, and enjoy conversation over tea/coffee & cake. Contact Ann McGillivray 01773 767686.

Next meeting : April 2020


July 2019

From container gardening, small back garden plots to full size allotments, members of the Vegetable Gardening Group are reaping the rewards of their labours this month as advice, seeds and plants exchanged over the year are growing to perfection.

The rain over the last few days has brought failing crops into glory and at this month’s meeting members exchanged advice and produce.  Kevin showed members around his garden admiring beans, tomatoes, squash and various fruit and nut trees including one with several juicy apricots, Ann shared some delicious savoury courgette slices while discussing topics for future meetings and visits during next year.  Colin demonstrated and explained the important job of pollinating the Red Uchiki Kuri Squash plants he grew from seed and shared with members in June.

The group meet once a month from April to September.

There will be a home grown produce stall at the September meeting with members of the group offering fruit and vegetables to other U3A members.

Sue Rowlett

April 2018 – 

Our first meeting was well attended with 10 members. Over tea, coffee and of course cakes, we discussed our plans for the coming year. Paul put us all to shame with his well-stocked greenhouses. We agreed the long cold winter has put us all behind, but things always manage to catch up.   Barbara Moore

Paul’s garden – Spring 2018

Paul’s greenhouse full of seedlings – Spring 2018.














The group began with 8 members who met at the home of Barbara Moore for their first get together. The second meeting was at the Charles Avenue Allotments where composting was the subject covered. The next two meetings were at members’ gardens where planting and design ideas were shared.  There are currently 10 members.