Shop ‘til you Drop!

Where can you buy a brand new pair of shoes for under a fiver?
Homemade jam, marmalade and cakes, books and magazines , curtain material, home-crafted goods,cd’s, birthday cards, soft toys, scarves, jewellery and plants at less than a quarter of the cost of high street shops?
ANSWER…at Whitley WI’s Trading Table
So many bargains to be had. Indirectly we are helping to “save the planet”, by recycling and reusing items, not throwing out anything that somebody else can use, as well as making a bit of money for ourselves and Whitley WI.

Happy Shoppers

Bargain Hunt!

Rose Queen Event – can you help?

Work has started on the WI stall for the Rose Queen Event.  Several ladies have taken on their own ideas for sale goods (remember sale price must not exceed £5.00).

Joan is looking for oddments of double knitting wool in pretty colours to make pom-poms. If you have any, please bring it along to the meeting on Thursday.

We would really like some help with the stall, whether it be goods or manning the stall on the day.   Please see Annette if you can help in any way.

Whitley WI help at the First Whitley Community Coffee Morning

The first Community coffee morning run at Whitley Village Hall was a great success. Over 20 Villagers attended and enjoyed Happy Chatter and lots of CAKE.

Some happy cake-bakers.

Cake was freshly baked by members of Whitley WI.
Thank You to all bakers and helpers… A good way to start the week.

GARDEN INTEREST GROUP’s Spring Lesson.

thoughtful

These pictures tell their own story. Whitley WI’s Garden Interest Group visited the garden of Kath, a Park WI’s member.

Plant Discussion

Kath’s garden is described as a “plantswomen’s” garden. She has over 500 species/varieties of rare and unusual plants, which she has collected from many locations. These are carefully catalogued and she personally knows each one.
Our Members received a warm welcome and enjoyed coffee and homemade biscuits before starting the tour.
Garden maintenance was discussed: careful pruning, no hoeing and very little watering seem to keep the garden weed free.

A perfect watering system

The management of 3 on-going compost heaps was fascinating.
Kath propagates new plants, by taking cuttings and splitting, these she sells at many plant fairs, as well as for the National Garden Scheme when she opens her garden to the public in August.

Primula Dawn Ansell

Many thanks to Kath for our tour, and we hope to meet up with Park WI for a visit to a different location. Now a challenge to all garden group members…

…I have numbered all the plant photos…they need names….so email Pat with the names, and she will put them on to the web site!

Winner will be announced at the May Meeting!

CONGRATULATIONS…. Sue Roberts the winner.

Geranium Court Jester

Epimedium ?

Anemone Lipsiensis

Anemone Lipsiensis

Leucojum (snowflake)

Daphne ?

Pulmonaria David Ward

Erythonium ?

Trillium red?