Gardeners' diary

Keep in touch with North-East gardening and floral events through this column every Thursday.

Keep in touch with North-East gardening and floral events through this column every Thursday.

Today

Corbridge Gardening Society, talk, Clematis, by Colin Brown, Parish Hall, St Helen's Street, 7.30pm.

Cramlington Floral Art Club, demonstration, The Spice of Life, by Cynthia Scott, Community Centre, 7.30pm.

Warkworth and District Flower Club, demonstration, Something Different, by Pamella Alexander of Ponteland, Memorial Hall, 7.30pm.

Whitley Bay Floral Art Group, demonstration, Celebrations, by Audrey Swinburne and Joan Laidlaw, Methodist Church Hall, Oxford Street, 7.30pm.

Dunelm Flower Club, demonstration, A Man for All Seasons, by national demonstrator Lesley Smith, of Bolton, Lecture Theatre, Durham University, Elvet Riverside, 7.30pm.

Friday-Sunday, September 22-24

Hexham and District Flower Club with St Aidan's Ladies and Nursery, flower festival, Random Harvest, in aid of Great North Air Ambulance Service, St Aidan's United Reformed Church, Hencotes, 9.30am-8pm (Sun 12.30pm-3.30pm).

Saturday-Sunday, September 23-24

Gateshead and District Allotments Association, annual flower and vegetable open show, The Grove, Saltwell Park, Sat 1pm-4pm, Sun 9am-4pm, sale of exhibits, Sun 4pm.

Chester-le-Street Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, show, Dobbies Garden World, Birtley.

Monday, September 25

Northumberland and Durham Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, mini-show and judging discussion, Upstairs Lounge, The Collingwood, Wansbeck Road, Gosforth, 7.30pm.

Tuesday, September 26

St Nicholas Flower Fellowship, practical session, Pew End, Newcastle Cathedral, 10am.

North East of England Orchid Society, talk, the European Orchid Congress, by Mr and Mrs Barker, Community Centre, Bowburn, Durham, 7.30pm.

Wednesday, September 27.

Lanchester and District Flower Club, demonstration, Country Life, by Carol Grieves of Brampton, Carlisle, Community Centre, 2pm.

Morpeth Flower Club, demonstration, As Time Goes By, by Kathleen Marlor, St James's Community Centre, Wellway, 7.30pm.

Thursday, September 28

Cheviot Valley's Flower Club, demonstration, Boundless Beauty, by Maureen Phimister, Breamish Hall, Powburn, 7.30pm.

Morpeth and District Gardening Club, talk, Garden Sculpture and Art in Public Places, by William Pym, St James Community Centre, Wellway, 7.30pm.

Monday, October 2

Rosecarpe Horticultural Society, talk, How to make Good Compost and other Useful Tips, by Mike Robbie, Civic Centre, Gateshead, 7pm.

Tuesday, October 3

Whitley Bay Flower Club, demonstration, Contemporary Design, by Jean Shaw, St John's Church Hall, Ilfracombe Gardens, 2pm.

Alnwick and District Flower Club, demonstration, Flowers by Julie, by Julie Paxton, Convent Hall, Bailiffgate, 7pm.

Darlington Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society, illustrated talk, Alpines, by Alan Spencely, ASE Club, 7.30pm.

Wednesday, October 4

Longtown Horticultural Society, talk, Bulbs, by Peter Howarth of Ambleside, Lochinvar Further Education Centre, 7.30pm.

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