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Letter from Mayor of Hillingdon

Letter from Mayor
of Hillingdon

Our Chairman, Gerry Edwards, who is Chairman of the Royal Horticultural Society's Fruit Group, has just had a book published by the National Vegetable Society, aimed at gardeners & allotmenteers wishing to grow fruit for the first time and those wishing to expand their range of knowledge. Copies are available from Gerry at £3.99 plus postage. If you'd like a copy please email Gerry: gerryedwards@blueyonder.co.uk
or phone on 07768 657797. Gerry is very happy to sign a book should you wish.

festive decoration   Dear Member,     festive decoration
I am writing to invite members to enjoy mulled wine, wine, coffee, soft drinks together with mince pies, nuts and crisps at the Trading Hut on Sunday 25 November 10.30 to 12 noon, to thank them for their custom throughout the year.
Members will be able to:
bullet buy tickets for the last raffle of the year, (to be drawn just before 12 noon).
bullet renew their membership for 2019, still only £3.
bullet Buy any remaining spring bulbs. There will be some excellent bargains.
bullet Look for potential Christmas presents.
bullet Purchase plants plus our normal stock.
Look forward to seeing on the Sunday 25 November,
Alan Thomas
Trading Secretary
PS The first day of trading next year will be 3rd February 2019, 11am to 12 noon.

RHS London Harvest Show 2018
RHS London Harvest Show 2018

RHS Fruit and Vegetable Competition
At the RHS London Harvest Show, 2nd October 2018, Eastcote Horticultural Society was awarded the Affiliated Societies Cup for the best collection of apples and pears at the RHS Show.
The dishes were :-
Dessert Apples - Ashmead's Kernel, Blenheim Orange, Braeburn, Gala, Suntan
Cooking Apples - Crispin and Howgate Wonder
Dessert Pears - Concorde and Conference

Gerry Edwards, our Chairman, was delighted to collect the Cup on behalf of the Society.
Left: In the photograph are Gerry Edwards, Colin Spires, who is Chairman of the RHS Show Schedule Committee, and the Director of RHS Shows.

Recent News

bullet Our Chairman, Gerry Edwards has been awarded the RHS Veitch Memorial Medal. Gerry is the Chair of the RHS Fruit group, Vice Chair of the RHS Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Committee, member of the RHS Fruit Trials Assessment Forum and a Fellow of the National Vegetable Society. Gerry is also an RHS judge and writes regularly for The Garden magazine.

bullet The EHS President, Catherine Dann, received the Freedom of the Borough at a Special Council meeting on Thursday 12 April. This was in recognition of her outstanding service to the people of Hillingdon and contribution to public life as an elected Member of the Borough. Catherine has served from May 1990 - May 2018 and stood as Mayor of Hillingdon on three occasions.
The Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Hillingdon is the highest distinction in the power of the Council to bestow.
The Special Council meeting was open to the public. It took place at 6 pm in Council Chamber at the Civic Centre, Uxbridge.