Emsworth Horticultural Society



































EHS Membership provides the following benefits
Access   to   The   Hut   (the   Distribution   Store)   which offers   most   gardening   requirements   at   reasonable cost. Advice is also on hand A    program    of    talks    on    gardening    and    related subjects Coach    outings    to    gardens    of    horticultural    and historic interest Additionally ,   there   are   opportunities   to   meet   with fellow   enthusiasts   and   admire   local   gardens   at   our Garden    Natter    Mornings     and    occasional    Open Gardens Plant   Sales   are   held   at   talks   and   annually   at   The Distribution Store (The Hut) Quarterly Newsletter  to keep members informed


Last Updated  13.10.18 15:12 v1
Website updated: 13th October 2018
99th Year Emsworth Horticutural Society is celebrating  its
Message from the Chair
Important Notices 
1919 2018
Autumn 2018
EMSWORTH SHOW STORIES AND PICTURES What   did   you   like   best   about   the   show?   Did   you win a prize? What did you take pictures of? The   Horticultural   Society   would   like   you   to   send a    small    selection    of    your    best    show    photos, preferably    with    captions    or    even    a    three-line ‘story’.   These   are   for   our   archives   but   may   be used on our website. Send by e-mail to Chris Shaw - shawmarsh@icloud.com  or phone 01243 377459.
What   a   marvellous   sight   the   exhibitions   in   the   marquee were    this    year,    all    the    more    impressive    after    the    dry growing   season   we’d   had.      Congratulations   to   all   who entered.      Without   your   enthusiasm   there   would   be   no Show.        A    big    vote    of    thanks    goes    to    all    those    who helped,      particularly   to   Faith   Ponsonby   and   her   team   of managers   whose   hard   work   throughout   the   year   made sure the Show was so successful. Over    the    summer    members    have    enjoyed    trips    to gardens   in   Pulborough,   Kilmeston   and   Oxford,   and   visits to   other   members’   gardens   in   Emsworth   and   Prinsted.     By     the     time     you     read     this     newsletter     the     talks programme   will   have   restarted   with   a   talk   on   Bulbs   for Autumn   Planting.      In   October   the   talk   will   be   about   the renovation   of   Gilbert   White’s   garden   in   Selbourne   and   in November   we’ll   be   having   a   quiz   along   with   drinks   and nibbles. At   the   hut   you   can   shop   for   garlic,   autumn   onion   sets, mypex,    bonemeal,    plant    protection    netting    and    order your   seeds.   We’re   open   Sundays   from   10   –   12   noon,   but will be shut on December 16 th , 23 rd  and 30 th   Lyn Davies (Chair)
Emsworth Show Raffle Prize Draw Winners
These   were   just   some   of   the   many   positive   comments   we   have   had   back   from   members   of   the   public,   judges, entertainers   and   volunteers   this   year.         Despite   the   heavy   rain   on   Sunday   it   was   warm   and   dry   on   Monday,   with   firm footing   on   the   Showground   ...amazing   displays   (almost   750   exhibits)   in   the   horticultural   Marquee,   including   many classes   like   the   children's   ones,   not   affected   by   the   poor   growing   season;      well   over   100   stalls,   including   a   popular Reptiles   and   Amphibians   tent;   the   brand   new   Arena   event   in   the   Jago   Developments   Arena   from   the   Sussex   Army Cadets,   with   two   teams   assembling   a   Jago   Kitcar,   and   racing   to   be   first   driving   it   over   the   finish   line.         Old   favourites like   Fit   'n   Funky   and   the   falconry   display   entertained   the   crowds   round   the   Jago   arena,   whilst   the   Morris   Dancers and    Dog    Show    was    popular    in    the    Sanctuary    Vets    Arena    in    the    West    Field.        The    bands    in    the    Seaward Developments   band   tent   had   everyone   tapping   their   feet   while   they   enjoyed   a   drink.         About   5000   adults   and children   were   on   the   grounds,   with   over   180   volunteers   working   hard   all   weekend   to   give   the   local   community   a fabulous   day,   and   raise   money   for   their   own   work   –   for   instance   the   Rotary   Club   of   Havant,   and   the   bottle   tombola for the Lions raised almost £2000. Traffic Chaos mars the day Our   very   limited   parking   on   or   near   the   Showground,   kindly   provided   by   the   Tier   family,   St   James's   School,   St Thomas'   Catholic   Church   and   Havant   Borough   Council,   give   a   maximum   of   150   places   for   people   on   site   all   day only,   and   a   further   150   for   those   who   want   to   arrive   and   leave   during   the   Show   –   mainly   our   judges   and   workers   at the   Show.      On   all   our   literature   we   stated   'there   is   no   public   parking   at   the   Show' .      For   the   last   6   years   we   have run   a   free   Park   and   Ride   shuttle   bus   (costing   the   Show   £2000)   from   the   nearby   New   Life   Church   off   the   main   road, which   has   been   fairly   well   used.   Those   who   would   not   use   this   service,   could   drop   off   their   passengers   at   the entrance,   and   then   go   down   to   the   Park   and   Ride.         In   extreme   cases,   there   might   be   a   space   available   in   the   priority parking   area.         However   this   year   a      large   number   of   drivers   decided   that   they   would   not   only   park   in   the   residential side   streets,   often   blocking   drives,   but   also   park   along   Horndean   Road,   causing   a   2   hour   snarl   up.         This   is unacceptable,   including   the   abuse   given   to   our   traffic   team,   and   I   apologise   through   your   pages   to   the      local residents   who   suffered,   or   had   their   cars   damaged   this   year.         Unfortunately   the   police   assistance   we   have   had   in the   past   has   not   been   available   for   the   last   3   Shows;   we   had   put   out   some   cones,   loaned   to   us   by   Skanska,   the Hamphsire   Highways   contractors,   but   have   no   legal   right   to   stop   people   parking   so   thoughtlessly.         The   Show   Team will be working hard to explore possible solutions to avoid this problem next year. Join the Dream team! Meanwhile,   we   always   need   new   volunteers   to   help   over   Show   weekend   or   to   assist   with   the   huge   preparations needed   to   put   the   Show   on.         The   load   on   some   of   our   team   is   now   too   great   for   a   single   person,   so   we   are   looking at ways to split the work.   Please contact me on 012 4337 2825 to discuss how YOU  could help in 2019.  Faith Ponsonby, Show Chair. For more details visit the Show website
Emsworth Show 2018 - “fabulous”, “a rich experience”, “the best Show I judge at”, “wonderful atmosphere”.
Message from The Show Chair
Emsworth Horticultural Society
Advice   to   all   users   of   this or any other website Please    be    warned    -    If    you receive     an     email     with     an attachment   from   a   stranger, it    may    look    legitimate,    but please    DO    NOT    OPEN     the attachment    or    click    on    any links...   More   than   likely   it   will be      carrying      a      computer virus...   Preferably   delete   the email   without   opening.   If   you have     inadvertently     opened the        attachment,        please disconnect     your     computer from   internet   and   then   run   a virus   scan   on   your   computer immediately............ DO      NOT FORWARD      the      e-Mail      to anyone.....