The LDGA Year 2017

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A review of the LDGA year

A gallery of photographs recounting all the things we’ve been doing in 2017.

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Members coffee morning

4/1/17 – Standing room only (well nearly). Probably our biggest ever turn out for the members coffee morning at Tapps Garden Centre

A willow ball

19/1/17 – Wassledine, woodland managers form Gravenhurst visited…

A display of woodman's tools

… with some of their wares and tools

Some members buying things

29/1/17 – Brisk business at our new Potato Day, first trading day of the season.

John H at the soup table

A final tasting from the soupmeister and it’s ready.

A couple of helpers at the weighing up table

Speedy work needed at the weighing up table…

Bagged up potatoes on the shelf

…just to keep the shelves stocked – well done everyone.

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Members taking their seats for the AGM

AGM 16/2/17 – Members waiting patiently but the chair is still busy.

Members enjoying refreshments after the AGM

Members enjoying the post meeting refreshments – look familiar?

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Members seated and ready to be served

Sausage Sizzle Social 16/3/17 – Chief sausage sizzler amusing her guests.

More members seated and ready to be served

“Why are we waiting?” Good things come to all who wait.

Members seated and doing a quiz

We seem to have missed a bit! – We’re now onto the after dinner quiz.

The ladies and gents who won the quiz

To the winners go the spoils. But who’s the missing link?.

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John Cullen, dahlia man

20/4/17 – John Cullen, dahlia man…

Dahlia cuttings being taken

…shows us how to take cuttings. (hand modelling by Janice)

LDGA display boards

22/4/17 – Our new display boards at the GIYO event in Letchworth.

Maureen with our stall and new banner

First outing for the new banner as well.

Our wildlife display with toy hedgehog and pond

Our ‘wildlife in the garden’ display with ‘Hedgy’ centre stage.

A display of goods for sale suitable for the organic gardener

Some of our goods suitable for the organic gardener.

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Trading Store doors before and after painting

Trading Store refurb – John Brookbanksie has been hard at it. Double doors finished…

Work in progress on the end wall

… and work progressing well on the internal walls.

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Our stall at Hitchin Market for 'Love Your Garden Week' with the wildlife display, banners, balloons etc

3/6/17 – Here’s our stall at Hitchin Market for ‘Love Your Garden Week’

Dave Squire manning the stall with all the plants for sale.

Alright Squire? Dave ready to take the plant sale money.

One of the flower gardens at Capel Manor Gardens including the California Poppy

Flower garden with California Poppies.

A view inside the cactus house

A view inside the cactus house.

A view inside one of the old greenhouses with tiled path

A view inside one of the old greenhouses.

8/6/17 – Visit to Capel Manor Gardens
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Our stall at the Letchworth Festival with the wildlife display, banners, balloons etc

10/6/17 – Here’s our stall at the Letchworth Festival…

Our wildlife in the garden display.

…and our wildlife in the garden display.

Some of the plants for sale.

Some of the plants for sale.

A yellow balloon with printed on it

One of the new yellow LDGA balloons.

More of the plants for sale

More of the plants for sale.

18/6/17 – Stotfold Mill Plant Sale

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A display of mixed summer flowers

Mixed flowers including achillea & buddleia

A vase of roses

Everything’s rosy

A display of mixed summer flowers

More mixed flowers including allium & hydrangea

15/7/17 – Summer Show
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A display of pink, yellow and white Chrysanthemums.

A display of Chrysanthemums.

Tall Eremurus Romance with Lilium Tricolore in the foreground

Eremurus Romance with Lilium Tricolore.

Lilium Jackpot in front of Allium Giganteum

Allium Gigantium with Lilium Jackpot.

5/8/17 – RHS Hyde Hall Flower Show

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