NEWTON PARK HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY
WELCOME TO NEWTON PARK H.S.
Founded 1939 it is situated on the Newton Park West site alongside the park in Rayners Lane. Pedestrian entrance is by 321 Alexandra Ave just downhill of the Drake Road junction. Loading access for bulky items/large orders is via the access road by 1 Drake Road.
Open two hours every Sunday morning from 10.30 am to 12.30pm it stocks a wide selection of all the consumables any gardener usually requires sold at very competitive prices. Whether you want seeds, pots, composts, foods or poisons, netting, ground cover, hose adaptors or a whole host of many other items, it is always worth checking us out first.
In season we also stock bulbs and tubers such as daffodils, tulips, crocii, hyacinths, gladiolas, potatoes, onions (main and Autumn/japanese) etc..
Gardening advice of course is always freely available (and sometimes too freely available!).
Protect new spring shoots from slugs
Plant shallots, onion sets and early potatoes
Plant summer-flowering bulbs
Lift and divide overgrown clumps of perennials
Top dress containers with fresh compost
Mow the lawn on dry days (if needed)
Cut back Cornus (dogwood) and Salix (willow) grown for colourful winter stems
Hoe and mulch weeds to keep them under control early
Start feeding fish and using the pond fountain; remove pond heaters
Prune bush and climbing roses
Gardening is still one of the top leisure pursuits and despite the garden centres and on-line suppliers there is still a great benefit from having a local Society that puts its members needs before profit. So, whatever you want to achieve and share with others, spread the word about our local Society and support us in whatever way you can.
As soon as we have caught our breath from last year’s Show, planning for the next Autumn Show starts. The hall and Judges are booked and the new Show Schedule is compiled with a few changes to reflect comments received. Last year we made the Domestic, Children, Handicraft and Exceptional Vegetable classes ‘open to all’. We are continuing with this invitation to attract new entrants. In the Open Handicraft Classes, the photograph classes feature “A Harrow Scene”, “Beside the Seaside” and “Insect(s)”. Full details are in this year’s Show Schedule which is available at the Trading Shed or can be downloaded below.
The Show Committee have done their bit so it is now up to you. Spread the word about our ‘open’ classes. With no exhibits there will be no show for anyone! So, you can start planning too and there are really are no excuses for all to have a go at something. In the meantime, I do hope that whatever you are growing or making this year turns out to be successful and if it is something special, we don’t want to hear about it — we want you to share it with everyone at our Show on 5th September.