Letter from Mayor
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: email@example.com
or phone on 07768 657797. Gerry is very happy to sign a book should you wish.
News from the Trading Hut
The Trading Hut is closed until Sunday 4th February 2018 when it will reopen for the sale of potatoes and onion and shallot sets etc.
May I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
RHS Fruit and Vegetable Competition
On 4 October 2016 EHS won the Affiliated Societies Cup for the best collection of apples and the EJ White Trophy for the best dish of dessert apples at the RHS London Harvest Show. Both displays made by Gerry Edwards.
The nine dishes of apples and pears comprised Ashmead's Kernel, Cox's Orange Pippin, Egremont Russet, Golden Delicious and Royal Gala (all dessert apples), Bramley's Seedling and Howgate Wonder (both cooking apples) and Conference and Doyenne du Comice (both dessert pears).
We were up against stiff competition from Nottinghamshire and Devon but won the Affiliated Societies Cup for the best Exhibit as well as the E.J. White Trophy for the best dish of dessert apples. Coincidentally E.J. (Ted) White was a member of Eastcote Horticultural Society for many years. Many thanks to Colin Spires for helping Gerry finalise the selection.