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November 2018

AGM followed by Business Meeting

November 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Smailholm Village Hall,
Smailholm Scottish Borders TD5 7PH United Kingdom
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This year we’re meeting again at Smailholm Village Hall. We’ll kick off with coffee at 9:45 with the AGM commencing at 10am. We’ll break at 1pm for lunch – please bring with you some food to share. After lunch we’ll have our regular business meeting – stay and have your say. We’ll be discussing next year’s Potato Day amongst other things. Venue Smailholm Village Hall Directions Smailholm is on the B6397 Kelso to Earlston road. Turn west of the main…

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Winter pruning at Chirnside allotments

November 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meet Chirnside Primary school, Duns, TD11 3XH 2 sites in the village with the following trees : East end picnic area Apple – 5, (Plum – 10, Cherry – 6,) Pear – 5 Larger trees, (Cherry) Chirnside Primary School trees: A little older than the East end Apple – 30, (Plum – 6, Cherry – 8), Pear – 4, Bring food for shared lunch in the primary school

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December 2018

Winter Pruning, Yarrow Valley

December 1 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Ellen Ritter has a new garden near the Gordon Arms and would like help with pruning. Too far for our pruners from Northumberland to travel – so Michael and Prue will go and see if we can help and we will welcome BOG members to come and advise or work out the best pruning strategy for Ellen’s trees. This will be a ‘self-help ‘ workshop where we share and develop expertise. Bring lunch to share

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January 2019

Business Meeting, Longnewton

Sunday January 13, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

All members are welcome at all business meetings – come and have your say. We’ll be working on Potato Day and other BOG activities. Everyone contributes to the shared lunch, lunches that are famed throughout BOG!  

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March 2019

Potato Day 2019

Sunday March 3, 2019
Springwood Park,
Springwood Hall
Kelso, Scottish Borders TD5 8LS United Kingdom
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Watch this space for more details about BOG’s annual Potato Day in Kelso.

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