Welcome to Garth Gardeners

We are a gardening group for everyone living around Garth Mountain in South Wales and beyond.  We have a full programme of meetings from September to May and run numerous trips throughout the year.  We are an RHS affiliated society and are always keen to welcome new members and visitors.

Kings Seeds Catalogue 2016/17

2017-catalogueThe Kings Seeds catalogue is now available for you to view and place your order.  As before, links to the various sections are listed below, together with the order form.  Orders need to be decided by the end of October, so that I can place the order early November for delivery before Christmas.  You do not need to add the individual packing charge of £1.00 or complete payment details on the order form.  Please let me have your payment with order, cheques payable to Dynevor Gardening Association.

Any queries or problems please let me know.

Lesley Sherwood

New Season – Friday 16 September!


Paul Green

Come along to Pentyrch Village Hall next Friday for the start of our new season. Our speaker will be Paul Green of Green’s Leaves Nursery in the Forest of Dean. Paul will be talking about “Plants of the Season” which is a practical demonstration – he will also be bringing plants to sell.

Sue will also be launching this year’s Autumn Challenge.

Doors will open at 7 pm and we promise you a warm welcome.

Bill Rodd

Gardening Courses at Gartholwg 2016-2017

With autumn approaching it’s the time to think about learning something new and, if you’re interested in learning about gardening, then Aisling Judge may have a course for you. Based at the Gartholwg Community Campus in Church Village she has courses aimed at beginners and those seeking something a little more advanced.

For more information click here

Bill Rodd

Pentyrch Show – Saturday 3 September 2016


Roger & Anthony receiving their vouchers

Wow, what a brilliant turnout on Saturday in Pentyrch Village Hall! Our members brought their summer challenges to be judged, the pots lining the window sills making a stunning display. The winner was our treasurer, Roger Farrance with Anthony Smith runner up (both won garden vouchers to spend!) – also see our new Sue’s Challenges page.

The Show organisers

Amanda, Bev, Judith, Barbara & Sue – The Show organisers

Thank you all for supporting the show, many of you bringing entries for other classes as well as ours. A real success on every level.
I wonder what Sue has in store for us for the autumn? Come and find out on 16 September.

Barbara Rodd

Things to do in September

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Autumn is here again, one of the busy times of the year – looking back and deciding what grew well and is worth planting again; finding out new varieties to try; failures to write off. And thinking of what to grow next year, the Kings catalogue has just been delivered. It will be available on-line in the next week or so.

There is still plenty to do on the veg. plot – lots of crops to harvest, ground to be prepared, and some early sowing opportunities, such as broad beans, peas and onion and shallot sets.

In the fruit garden, this year’s summer raspberry canes should be cut down to the base and new (green) canes tied in. Also, it is not too late to prune trained fruit trees such as espaliers, etc.

From your flower borders take cuttings of tender perennials to make sure you have plants for next year, and, one of the most exciting jobs – collecting seed from all your favourite flowers and storing for sowing in the spring. You can also start to sow hardy annuals (such as nigella, cornflowers and poppies) which will over-winter and have a head start next spring.

Lesley Sherwood