Trees for Years 2019

Red Stem Dogwood, available in Trees for Years 2016

Trees for Years 2019

Colchester Borough Council is giving residents and groups who’d like to green-up their gardens a helping hand, with its annual ‘Trees for Years’ giveaway on Saturday, 2 February.  Turn up at Rowan House, 33 Sheepen Road between 10 am – 1 pm and you can take home up to 3 plants per resident (or 15 per school/community group or parish council).  Arrive Continue reading “Trees for Years 2019”

Floral Art Demonstrations with Colne Valley Flower Club

Floral Art Demonstrations with Colne Valley Flower Club

Meeting monthly in the Orpen Hall, the Colne Valley Flower Club invite you to attend their upcoming floral art demonstrations.  These start at 7:30 pm and guests are always welcomed for a £6 visitor fee (apart from October where free entry is offered).  If you are interested in Floral Art don’t miss the following:

Imposed Demonstration – 16th May

No, nothing will be forced on you, this will see Continue reading “Floral Art Demonstrations with Colne Valley Flower Club”

Allotments Excel at Fundraising in 2017

Allotment Charity Table

Allotments Excel at Fundraising in 2017

The recent Allotment Committee meeting minutes disclose lots of news but none as staggering as their fundraising efforts.  Through their charity stall they have so far raised £4,250, nearly £2,000 more than last year!  There is still time to add to the total since the stall remains open until first frost.

The agreed recipients were confirmed as: Continue reading “Allotments Excel at Fundraising in 2017”

Entries Surge for Fete & Produce Show

Poster for Village Fete & Produce Show

Poster for Village Fete & Produce ShowNot too late for entries to Produce Show

The Fete & Produce Show will be held in the Orpen Hall & Lorkin Daniell Field from 12-4pm on Sat Sept 9th.

Produce Show in Orpen Hall

Over 350 entries have already been received; it’s not too late for late entries but 1st September is the last day; entry forms available at the Allotment Stall.

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Janie Pirie – Botanical Artist – Talk & Demonstration

Janie Pirie

Janie PirieJanie Pirie – Botanical Artist

Janie Pirie SBA, Botanical Artist, is giving a talk and demonstration of her work to West Bergholt Gardeners on Monday 21st November.  The talk takes place in the Orpen Hall starting at 7:30pm.  There will also be a raffle and tea/coffee available (50p).

Janie specialises in floral and botanical art using coloured pencils. Her meticulously drawn and striking compositions have immensely accurate detail and great depth and intensity of colour.

Janie is a member of the Society of Botanical Artists and is also a tutor on their Distance Learning Course.  In 2008 Janie won a Silver-Gilt Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society and Gold in 2009 and 2014.  She is also a member of the UKCPS and shows her work at their annual exhibitions.  Recently she has been awarded Best In Show, Runner-up Best in Show and Best Botanical.

If you would like to find out more about Janie and the course she runs, many in the Colchester area, visit her website.

Membership and Entry to Talks

Members can renew their membership, which runs from September to August each year, for £10.  Non-members are welcome to attend the talk on Monday for £3.  Any enquiries to [antibot mailto-“[email protected]”] or call 241256.

St Mary’s News Update – Aug/Sep 2016

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

St Mary’s News Update – Aug/Sep 2016

The latest edition of Good News, St Mary’s Parish Magazine is reproduced below (together with additional material from most recent notices), use the links to the various stories & news items.

Continue reading “St Mary’s News Update – Aug/Sep 2016”

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