Gardener's Forum Events 2018

Despite the fact that winter is upon us and at the moment for most of us, gardening consists of reading seed catalogues and planning for the spring, the GF Committee have been thinking of events for 2018.  Further details of each event will be circulated nearer the time, but in the meantime please put the following dates in your diaries:

The February Supper is still as popular as ever and it will take place this year on Saturday 24th February.  The theme will be Indian Fusion, we will, of course, supply the necessary recipes for the event.  Further details, including the competition, will be circulated soon.

Latest Setup Times for this year's Roberton Show

If you've got some spare time to help setup the Roberton Show, the latest times are as follows :-

Wednesday (No help required now)

Thursday 31st August 2017 - 6pm - Meet at Show Field to help setup Bar Tent and tables in Industrial Tent

Friday 1st September 2017 - 1pm - Meet at Show Field for table clothing and miscellaeous jobs.

Thank you

Superfast Broadband - July 2017 Update

The big news this month is that BT MAY be bringing Superfast Broadband to the Borthwickbrae exchange this year. On the Scotland Superfast website, they say they expect to connect the first premises by December 2017, but we know that in other areas these deadlines have regularly come and gone so it’s maybe too early to get excited about it.

Superfast Broadband is down as "Coming Soon".....

BorthwickBrae Exchage

Well, I'm reluctant to get my hopes too high, but according to the Scotland Superfast Broadband page, the Borthwickbrae exchange that was previously listed as "Planned" for Superfast Broadband is now saying "Coming Soon", with a date of December 2017 for the first premises to be able to receive Superfast Broadband.

This could mean that the Borthwickbrae exchange is being upgraded as part of Openreach's Gainshare program. Gainshare is the term used to describe the money pot that BT/Openreach had to set aside if the take-up of Superfast Broadband was better than expected. This is money being ploughed back into Superfast Broadband-enabling new exchanges. 


Music at Chisholme (28th April) and Hawick (27th April)

NESCIO ENSEMBLE from Holland is a young, passionate string orchestra made up of friends brought together by their love of music. Their enthusiasm is contagious and has brought them close to their audiences everywhere. Their concerts and tours are self-organised and not for proft. Playing in the ensemble gives the musicians the chance to play repertoire that they love, together with their friends. Among the pieces they will perform in these concerts are movements from Mozart’s well-loved Quintet KV515, the fantastic Enescu Octet and Mendelssohn’s violin concerto.

See attached for more info !

Gardener's Forum Hungarian Evening

As you will have seen from the 2017 programme the theme for this year’s supper is Hungarian food and this will take the form of a ‘bring and share’ supper at the Forman Hall on Saturday 4th March at 7.30 p.m. As some members may not be familiar with Hungarian food we have drawn up a list of dishes for the evening which is shown below. All the recipes can be found below.  We would like everyone to bring one dish per couple the quantities required are shown below. Please either download or print the relevant recipes and let me know as soon as possible which dishes you are preparing as once they are allocated the recipes will be removed from the website to avoid duplication. The aim of the evening is to have a wide variety of dishes for us all to try.