2017 EVENTS

January - No meeting

Tuesday 7th February - 'Soft Fruit' by Wilf Simcox

Tuesday 7th March - 'Show Time' behind the scenes of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show by John Patton

**DATE CHANGE** Friday 24th March - Visit to 'Alitex' - Glasshouses, Petersfield

Tuesday 4th April - Gardeners' Question Time by Steve Bradley

Friday 21st April - Spring Visit, Church House - Open from 6.15pm

Tuesday 2nd May - Bring a Container or Basket to plant - compost and plants provided

Saturday 13th May - Annual Plant Sale - Medstead Village Hall - 10.30am to 12.30pm - 50p entrance per person

Tuesday 6th June - Redfields Garden Centre visit and tea and cake

Saturday 1st July - Open Flower And Vegetable Show - Medstead Village Hall.

Saturday 8th July - Medstead Fete

Saturday 29th July - BBQ, Church House - Will start at 5pm; more info to follow

Tuesday 1st August - 'The Lavender Barn', Alresford - Tour, Talk and Tea

Tuesday 5th September - 'Planting for Winter Interest' by Steve Austin

Thursday 7th September - RHS Wisley, Annual Flower Show

Tuesday 3rd October - 'The Garden and Roses at Gilbert White's House' by Rose Mullion

Tuesday 7th November - 'Barn Owls' by Kim Boog-Penman, Ropley

Tuesday 5th December - AGM and Social Supper

2017 Flower and Vegetable Show Schedule

Class  Description   Quantity
VEGETABLES
1Collection of 3 different vegetables displayed in a seed trayMax 3 of each
2Potatoes3
3Peas5 pods
4Broad Beans5 pods
5Cherry tomatoes (max 35mm dia.)5
6Tomatoes (calyces attached)3
7Lettuce (with 2.5cm of root, washed)1
8Beans - French5
9Cucumber1
10Courgettes (max length 15cm)3
11Display of any salad items from your garden in a basket/box/tray 
12Onions (tied and trimmed)3
13Garlic (tied and trimmed)3
14Rhubarb3 stems
15Culinary Herb(s) one or more varieties1 display
16Any other vegetableMax 3 of same variety
17Most amusing/odd shaped vegetable1

FRUIT
23Redcurrants75g approx
24Blackcurrants75g approx
25Gooseberries9
26Raspberries9 with calyx
27Strawberries9 with calyx
28Any other fruit3 single fruits of 1 variety

FLOWERS
30Three different flowers2 stems of each in 1 vase
31A Flowering Shrub1 stem (excluding roses)
32Lilies1 stem in a vase
33Herbaceous Perennials3 stems in 1 vase
34Sweet Peas9 stems in 1 vase
35Pansies or Violas5 blooms in one box (supplied)
36Roses - large flowered rose1 stem
37Roses - floribunda or cluster rose1 stem
38A flower bloom of your choice1 single bloom in a vase
39A stem of flowers1 single stem in a vase
40Clematis - single variety3 heads displayed on a box (supplied)
41Vase of 6 flowers2 stems of each variety
42Cactus or Succulent1 in a pot
43Hosta leaves3 stems of 1 or more variety in a vase
44Mixed foliage7 stems in a vase
45Planted container - Flower Pot or hanging basket (sitting on pot)1 item max 30cm diameter

FLORAL ART
50Miniature arrangement of flowers and foliageNo drapes or accessories (max size 10cm x 10cm x 10cm)
51Petite arrangement of flowers and foliageNo drapes or accessories (max size 25cm x 25cm x 25cm
52Table arrangement for Afternoon TeaMax width/depth 24cm
53Arrangement to celebrate a Platinum Wedding AnniversaryMax width/depth 45cm
54Woodland Floral ArrangementMax width/depth 45cm
55A posy of flowers 

PRODUCE
60One jar of Jam 
61One jar of Jelly 
62One jar of Marmalade 
63One jar of Chutney 

Please do not over tighten lids. Jars should be labelled and not exceed 454g/1lb in size

64Tea-breadmade in 2lb loaf tin
65Cheese scones5
66Chocolate Brownies4 pieces
67Traditional Victoria Sandwichmax 8"/20cm diameter
68Lemon Drizzle CakeUSING THE RECIPE BELOW
69Biscuits for tea5 biscuits of your choice
70** NEW ** Gluten free biscuits5 biscuits of your choice

Lemon Drizzle Cake Recipe

INGREDIENTS

Cake
  • 100g/4oz caster sugar
  • 100g/4oz butter or margarine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 150g/5oz self-raising flour
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
     Drizzle Topping
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 100g/4oz caster sugar

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 160C, Fan oven 150C, gas mark 3 (for Aga refer to manufacturer's instructions)
  • Grease and line a 500g/1lb loaf tin
  • Cream together the butter or margarine with the sugar and the lemon zest
  • Beat in the eggs
  • Fold in the flour gently until well combined
  • Spoon mixture into the tin
  • Bake for 55 minutes or until golden in colour and a skewer comes out clean
  • Whilst the cake is cooling, mix together the lemon juice and sugar and warm over a low heat to dissolve the sugar
  • Remove the cake from the oven, leave it in the tin, and slowly pour the drizzle mixture over the cake evenly
  • Leave to cool in the tin for a while, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely

CHILDREN'S CATEGORIES
SECTION A - CATEGORIES (80-84) THROUGH MEDSTEAD SCHOOL ONLY
80PRE-SCHOOL - Design and make a collage (2 or 3D) of a character found from a Beatrix Potter story
81KEY STAGE 1 - A painting or drawing of a bird
82KEY STAGE 2 - A painting or drawing of a bird
83KEY STAGE 1 - Big Writing
A hand-written piece entitled 'Memories of a special day'
For example: A day out, a family occasion or a festive event
84KEY STAGE 2 - Big Writing
A hand-written piece entitled 'Memories of a special day'
For example: A day out, a family occasion or a festive event

SECTION B – CATEGORIES (85-88) OPEN TO ANY CHILD. EACH CHILD MUST COMPLETE AN ENTRY FORM - ENTRY FORM IN PRINTED SCHEDULE OR SCHEDULE CAN BE DOWNLOADED BELOW.
85KEY STAGE 1 - Design and make a collage of a tree (max 30cm x 30cm)
86KEY STAGE 1 - A photograph taken by you of any plant
87KEY STAGE 2 - Design and make a collage of a tree (max 30cm x 30cm)
88KEY STAGE 2 - A photograph taken by you of any plant



For full details, including rules and hints and tips, please download the full schedule document below.