Horton, Ilminster, Somerset


Ding Gardening Club

 Updated  17 March 2021

All Gardening Club meetings have been suspended (See March 2021 update for details) for the foreseeable future due to the Coronavirus epidemic.  Please monitor this page for updates.






March 2021


Dear Member


Now that Boris has given us his road map for the weeks and months ahead, we thought that we would do the same and let you know of our plans.  As the restrictions are slowly lifting and the Club should be able to open again later in the year, this is the Ding road ahead:


Subject to the village hall reopening, we plan to restart with our first meeting in September.  The members will not have to pay any subscription for the September, October, November and December meetings.  We will also welcome any guests free of charge for these months, to encourage new members to come along.  There will be no AGM at the start of the September meeting, just a welcome back then on to the speaker.


The speakers are as follows:


2nd September - Jenny Short - Rugs, Cushions and Carpets

7th October - Ben Candlin - World of Aroids

4th November - Micky Little - Roses

2nd December - Our own mix of super speakers, followed by the Christmas Party with Buffet and free raffle


At all these meetings (except December) we will have a Penny’s Table - so you can bring along all the bits you have been saving up to sell at the meetings.  This brings in a good income for the Club and helps keep our membership fee low.


The Committee will hold an AGM between themselves just to cover the legal bits.  The main thing for members to know is that the Club is financially on a good footing.


All fees for the Somerset Federation, RHS, and Public Liability insurance have been paid.


Our present Committee will stand again and I will carry on as Chair for a bit longer.  We would welcome new members onto the Committee to give it fresh blood.  Just speak to any Committee member.


Our seed order, which totalled £2000 was superbly organised by Derek Butterfield and saved members 60% off their order.  The Organico order was a total of 46 bags, and thanks go to Annie Glibbery for organising it so well.


We hope to see you all in September.


Have a lovely summer.


Best Wishes




Les Bayliss, Chair

And All the Ding Committee