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Annual letter from the Chairman to all our members

Gerry Edwards - Chairman THE CHAIRMAN'S MESSAGE FOR 2024 
  After such a glorious summer and autumn the previous year 2023 was a little less difficult for us gardeners although the cold spring did have quite a knock on effect for the rest of the year. Many plants were slow growing and the lack of spring warmth in our area prevented good pollination for fruit and vegetables. It was quite surprising to be told recently that 2023 was the second hottest year ever and I guess that many of us might have been a little surprised! Nevertheless it was a good year for the Society and we were able to celebrate the year with three surprisingly excellent Shows (given the challenging growing conditions), successful sales at the various Eastcote House Gardens events and our coach trip to RHS Hyde Hall in April which was very well attended and enjoyed by our members.
As ever I must thank our volunteer members who enable our Society to offer so much and would particularly like to thank Catherine Dann for being such an outstanding President.
I look forward to meeting you during the year.  
 Gerry Edwards. Chairman - Eastcote Horticultural Society.