Society Talk, April 10th 21013 - “Vegetables for the Table all the year round and for your village show” by John Branham of the National Vegetable Society.

On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of John Branham talking to us about vegetables for the table all year round & also for the village show. I certainly picked up a lot & now know what to do with my chitting potatoes, which way up to plant my beans and how to plant up the tomato sideshoots. Ann Elkins has kindly written up some notes from the talk, so you’ll find some more snippets of info in the attached document. No excuses now!

John Branham Talk Notes April 2013

John Branham Talk Display April 2013


The Bucks District Association of the NVS have their meetings, just down the road, at the Pitstone Memorial Hall. See below, for this year’s talks and events. Apparently, John’s garden is well worth a visit – get the dates in your diary.

John Branham 2


The National Vegetable Society

The National Vegetable Society is a long-established Charity that promotes the growing and eating of vegetables by passing on and sharing the knowledge, skills and expertise that exists within the Society.

It undertakes this by attending National and Local shows and events with displays of vegetables, as well as providing knowledgeable speakers to horticultural societies and its local groups such as the Buckinghamshire District Association.

The Bucks DA, formed in 2010, enjoys a growing membership of over 200 and is supported by 30 affiliated horticultural societies, of which the Aston Clinton, Buckland & Drayton Beauchamp Horticultural Society is one. It holds four talks a year, all designed to help members grow better & tasty vegetables. These are held locally at Pitstone Memorial Hall - members free, non-member guests very welcome £3.


Forthcoming events:

Tuesday, May 7th, 7.30 p.m. at Pitstone Memorial Hall - a talk on "Composting my Way" by Mick Poultney. Mick's 'way' is legendary!

Tuesday, 18th June from 6.00 p.m. at Chiltern Place, Nup End Lane, Wingrave, HP22 4PX - an annual visit to John & Jill Branham's garden overlooking the Vale of Aylesbury whilst enjoying a glass of wine, a cup of tea or coffee, and aof course a peep at some gorgeous vegetables. Members & guests FREE.

Tuesday, 15th October, 7.30 p.m. at Pitstone Memorial Hall - a talk by Rob Tasker on growing in greenhouses and poly-tunnels.

Tuesday, 12th November, 7.30 p.m. at Pitstone Memorial Hall - a welcome return visit by Roger Umpelby (the Ashton Bugman) on The Kitchen Garden. Roger, a keen grower of vegetables, shares his knowledge and enjoys questions. members free, non-member guests very welcome £3.

21:38, 12 Apr 2013 by Deleted User