Cromhall Horticultural Society
How to contact the Horticultural Society
If you would like to sponsor a prize category or advertise in the 2012 Show schedule, please contact the Treasurer Ann Greenhalgh by email: or phone 01454 294200.
For general enquiries, please contact Pete Banks on .
About Cromhall Horticultural Society
You may not realise it, but if you live in Cromhall, you're already a member of the Horticultural Society; its rules state that all members of the parish shall be deemed to be members.
The highlight of the society's year is the Cromhall Flower Show, held in the school field on the first Saturday of September.
Visit the Cromhall Flower Show page for more information.
Funds from the Flower Show are used to support projects throughout Cromhall.
In 2008 the Society bought 740 daffodil bulbs, which were kindly planted around the village by the Scouts. There are also plans for more planters.
The committee is keen to inspire us all to develop green fingers by organising trips and arranging talks throughout the year.
For information about allotments, please see the Parish Council page.
Please also use the query form to share your ideas and suggestions with the committee.
Maybe you'd like to see more plant sales in Cromhall, a competition for the best village garden, or you have an idea for a project to brighten up the village.
The present committee is:
- Peter Banks - Chairman, Schedule Advertising & Production
- Peggy Collett - Secretary & Judging Manager
- Tony Bryant - Judging Co-ordinator (shadow)
- Hilary Wilmot - Judging Co-ordinator (shadow)
- Ann Greenhalgh - Treasurer
- Sue Bryant - Entertainment Manager
- Gordon Cornock - Car Parking & Entrance Gate
- Cath James - Stall Manager
- Steve Aston - Site Manager & Stall Co-ordinator
- Neil Salthouse - Site Co-ordinator (shadow)
If you'd like to be involved, contact Cath James on 01454 299969, or email:
Send your gardening query
Our village experts are happy to answer your gardening queries or advise on problems. Send through your questions using the form below, and we'll publish the responses on a topical basis.
Q: I have to grow my runner beans in the same spot every year. Despite digging in compost and Growmore the yield keeps dropping. Is there some specific nutrient/fertiliser that beans need? Is there a variety that may do better?
A: In an ideal world runner beans should be rotated with various other crops. Prepare soil by digging a trench 1 spade deep x 24" wide. Work in plenty of farmyard manure. Growmore not needed as beans have a low nitrogen requirement. For long beans a copious supply of water is required throughout the growing season. Varieties - Enorma, available from Suttons, or for show Stenner from Medwyn Williams. It is generally thought by growers that 2007 is not a good year for beans. Good luck for 2008 and bring some to Cromhall Show.