Having resisted all week, we're verging on having to put our heating on, the summer has really gone now. But I love Autumn, with its crispness and the colours in the garden, and I'm really enjoying the cyclamen putting out their optimistic purple in the face of the dropping temperatures. And of course, the calendar ticking over to October means that we are only a fortnight away from AutumnFest! We're delighted with how well the tickets are going, one of the foraging events is sold out already, and the second has only a few places left. There are still some tickets for the other events, but as they are strictly limited in numbers then please don't wait till the last minute to book, we don't want you to be disappointed. The latest Fest news is that both the pubs are getting involved, with the Cricketers offering a special autumnal cocktail for the duration of the festival, and the Horseshoes offering take away afternoon teas. All the details are on the website - www.seergreengardeners.org
You may remember that in the Spring we offered the children of the village a free Busy Lizzie plug plant. Some of these have been nurtured with loving care, and have produced fantastic blooms. Thanks to the families who who sent us in the proof of their youngsters' green fingers. Below are photos of Mary, Lewis, Isla, Olivia and Emily with their beautiful plants. Well done to all of you, there will be a little something heading your way as a congratulation from all of the Gardeners' committee.
And finally, please bear in mind the community Bring and Buy sale in aid of One Can on Sunday 17th October. We'll be looking for donations of all sorts - home made jam, cakes, chutney, maybe home grown vegetables, perhaps craft work? Now the weather's changing, maybe you could spend a little time indoors making something to bring along! We hope that we can get together a brilliant collection which can be sold off to raise money for those in our community who need to use the food bank.
Many thanks for your continued support of the Gardeners' work.
We've just spent a great afternoon at the Cricketers running the Spud in a Bucket competition. Lots of people had put in lots of effort to grow their spuds, and it was great to be part of this traditional village event in real life again. Thanks to everyone who came along, and congratulations to Jill Moody for the most impressive haul of winning potatoes!
If you live in the village, hopefully you will have seen the Autumn Fest flyer that should have been delivered at some point over the weekend. I hope you're excited about the different events that we have organised. As members of the Gardeners' mailing list, I wanted to give you a reminder the night before the ticket sales open, to give you every chance to book onto the live events, as the ticket numbers are really limited. So if you'd like to secure your place, log on to www.seergreengardeners.org at 9am tomorrow morning!
Looking forward to seeing you there.