Thursday, December 6, 2018

November Meeting - Report

Gardening Group November
The inaugural meeting of our Gardening Group took place at Llanteg Village Hall (LVH) on the 17th of October, many thanks for the encouraging support and for the suggestions regarding the way forward.
At the meeting it was decided we would not form a committee at this stage, and that the ethos of the group was to share knowledge, along with plants and seeds. Thanks also to John Davies for his helpful advice on the night.
On the 19th of November, we enjoyed a very informative walk and talk session around Greenacre Market Garden, many thanks to Leah and Sola and family for arranging this and answering our many questions.
At our November meeting, which took place at the LVH on the 21st, we enjoyed a very interesting question and answer session thanks to Paul Webb from Tavernspite Garden Centre.
Our next meeting will take place at LVH on the 9th of January at 7:30pm, please email if you’re interested in joining us.

Friday, October 19, 2018

First Meeting 17th October - Report

Firstly many thanks to you all (18) for attending our first meeting last Wednesday and apologies for some of the content and for keeping you so long.
I hope you found some of what was said to be of use to you, although there are concerns regarding the use of the chemicals mentioned, so please read instructions and use personal protective equipment when necessary. 

I appreciate that some of you would prefer to go ahead with forming a management committee, but as mentioned previously I suggest we have a few more meetings before deciding this, after all we don't want to frighten people away.
Since at the outset, some of you wanted a club that shared ideas, produce, plants and seeds, and not to get bogged down with a bureaucratic organisation!

I would appreciate your views regarding the way forward, along with ideas of what you would like to discuss at the next meeting please, my e-mail address is

If you know of anyone outside our immediate area who would like to come along to our next meeting, then they are welcome.

As regards our next meeting, it will be at 7:30pm on Wednesday the 21st of November at the Village Hall, although if you would like to discuss anything specific prior to this then there's always the coffee morning at the end of this month.

Notes from meeting:
YouTube HuwsNursery
Thompson and Morgan seeds, advice and videos.
Sulphate of Potash sweetens tomatoes.
Hughes and John top soil supplier.
Epsom salts (Magnesium Sulphate) improves plant growth.

Saturday, September 1, 2018

New Gardening Group at Llanteg

===New Llanteg Gardening Group to be set up===
After a really good turn-out at Llanteg's Coffee Morning, plus messages from those who could not attend, we have around twenty people who showed an interest so have decided to proceed and set up a Gardening Group.
The premise is to share ideas and information, be it on fruit, vegetables and flowers or on other gardening topics such as how to build raised beds or set up a polytunnel.  It does not matter if you have a large or small garden, or no garden a all.  Maybe you just do tubs or have houseplants.
Roy commented that he is also a novice but interested in learning and finding out more. We could possible have some talks and maybe even visits later on.
We can decide the format of our meetings as we go along.
It will be good to get-together to share ideas and maybe produce and seeds etc.  We are open to ideas and suggestions.
The first meeting is planned for Llanteg Hall on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm. 
We do not plan to have a formal committee etc but will have to ask for a small contribution each meeting to cover hall rental - this will probably be £1 or less depending on how many attend.
There is also a 'Llanteg Community Gardening Group' Facebook page.

Friday, August 31, 2018

First meeting planned for October 2018

Great turnout at the Coffee Morning today with almost 30 people popping in - though a few might have turned up for info on the proposed new Gardening Club!

The new Gardening Group will be set up with its first proper meeting on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30pm in the hall - more news on that will be coming out shortly.