Other Events, mainly from other local organisations.
Uplyme Hort. Soc. – Autumn Show and Harvest Supper - Wednesday October 28, 2020 7.30pm
Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY Show classes that celebrate the autumn harvest – produce, flowers, preserves and baking. Judging in most classes by popular vote and not by Royal Horticultural Society rules. Bring and share supper. Further details to follow.
Uplyme Hort. Soc. – AGM followed by: Heritage Vegetables - Wednesday November 25, 2020 7.30pm
Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY Speaker Sally Nex
Heritage vegetables have been handed down from generation to generation, rich with history and sometimes with some quirky stories attached too. This talk explores the wonderful history, flavours and stories behind our oldest vegetable varieties, and looks at what exactly we mean by a ‘heritage’ vegetable: superior flavour? a good story? or something else altogether?
Sally started growing her own veg over 20 years ago with a few bean plants in a city garden and graduated on to an allotment. Here she found she was able to feed her family of four most of the year round. Sally now gardens an acre of windy hillside in Somerset, which includes a kitchen garden and a small flock of Dorset Down, a rare breed of sheep.
Sally, who writes regular slots in The Gardeners’ World magazine, The Gardener and The Guardian, will be imparting her expert knowledge on heritage vegetables.
Uplyme Hort. Soc. – Social & Christmas Supper - Wednesday December 16, 2020 7.30pm
Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY
Pre-Christmas social. Find out what the society is up to for the coming year, renew your membership (if you haven’t already) and sign up to forthcoming outings. Enjoy a light-hearted quiz and bring and share supper.
Uplyme Hort. Soc. – Revive your Garden - Wednesday January 27, 2021 7.30pm
Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY Speaker Nick Bailey
Garden Designer, regular presenter on BBC2’s Gardeners World, author, speaker and former Head Gardener at London’s famous Chelsea Physic Gardener- Nick will talk about ’How to breathe life, style and good health back into tired gardens’.
Tickets: members £5, Non-members £8.
Bookings Sue Hadcock 01404 831942.
After studying horticulture at Hadlow College and achieving a 1st class honours degree in Landscape Design from Greenwich University, Nick has worked across many sectors of horticulture over the last 25 years, including nursery stock production, garden management, garden design, teaching, public speaking, writing and broadcasting. He currently has regular columns in BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine and Garden News and has written 3 books – the third being ‘Revive Your Garden’ published in 2018.
Nick is currently a regular presenter on BBC2’s Gardeners’ World. Other broadcasting work includes BBC2’s Great British Garden Revival and Big Dreams Small Spaces, as well as BBC1’s The One Show and BBC Radio 4’s Food Programme.
His work has taken him all over the world including designing and managing gardens in the UK, Spain, South Africa and Australia. Nick was also Head Gardener for London’s famous Chelsea Physic Garden, where he redesigned the gardens and diversified the plant collection.
Uplyme Hort. Soc. – All about Watervoles and Mink - Wednesday February 24, 2021 7.30pm
Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY Speaker Graham Roberts
After his excellent talk on otters in 2019, we welcome Graham back who will be speaking on ‘All about Watervoles and Mink – Uncomfortable Bedfellows’.
Graham is a retired ecologist and worked for 25 years for The Wildlife Trust in Hampshire, Sussex, Kent and the Isle of Wight, for many years as a Water for Wildlife Officer promoting otter recovery in the South East of England. In more recent years the remit broadened considerably into river and wetland habitat restoration and included national work on chalk rivers.
Uplyme Hort. Soc. – Plastics, there’s a great future in plastics! - Wednesday March 24, 2021 7.30pm
Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY Speaker Robin Britton
How plastics have transformed our world but helped the human race to foul its own nest, as well as the nests of many other species.
The story can be summarised with the famous quote from The Graduate – “Plastics, there’s a great future in plastics!”. Robin will talk about how plastics were the wonder materials of the 1970s and 80s, and how their growth has been spectacular – but our inability to clean up our own litter has brought down anger on a group of materials that still fulfil many vital roles in our lives. Robin’s talk will take us through that history and how all our lives are affected – and how we can learn to live with plastics in the future.
As befits a Horticultural Society, he will cover the significant impact of plastics on the industry, and how things are developing towards a more environmentally friendly future – there is still a great future in plastics, but rather different from the one foreseen in 1970.
Uplyme Hort. Soc. – Lyme Regis Town Millers - Wednesday April 28, 2021 7.30pm
Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY Speaker Lyme Regis Town Millers
The Millers will discuss the restoration of the wooden water wheel, and how grain is turned into flour at the mill.
Flour and kits for sale.
Uplyme Hort. Soc. – The Scented Garden - Wednesday June 23, 2021 7.30pm
Uplyme Village Hall, Lyme Road, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, DT7 3UY Speaker Jeremy Wilson
Jeremy Wilson is a life-long professional gardener, working as head gardener in many parts of England before settling in Kingsbridge where he runs a camellia nursery. Fragrant plants are top of his ‘must-have’ lists. His talk concentrates on more unusual varieties, and on his own favourites.
Plants will be available for sale.