Congratulations to Heather Culpan and
Nicola Reed, exhibiting for the first time at the Hampton Court
Palace Garden Show and winning a Gold medal for their 5-a-day
garden design, providing five fruit and vegetables per day for one person in
only 10 m2 of space by using deep planting, tiered beds and a clever
selection of crops. It's very rewarding to see that great designers are taking the task of food production into much higher levels... if only my garden was as neat!
In other news, Growing Redhill has been nominated in the Community and Wildlife category of Merstham in Bloom 2011... watch this space for results, and thanks to Liz Baines for the nomination.
Merstham Horticultural Society holds its annual show on Saturday 9th at Merstham Village Hall, just near the station, from 2pm - please make the effort to attend.
Also on Saturday 9th, Reigate Community Centre opens for the first time with a grand day out from 10am until 4pm. Funded by donations, grants and extensive work by the neighbouring church, the centre will be a focal point for everything happening in the Reigate community and I'm sure Growing Redhill will get involved there at some point, perhaps with an honesty book shelf...
While I can't personally make it to the MHS show, due to commitments playing away for Merstham Cricket Club (at East Molesey CC, overlooking Hampton Court Palace), I will try to head to Reigate a little earlier in the day for the Community Centre opening - it would be great to see you there!