Geoff Hodge was our speaker for the first meeting of 2019, and how very entertaining he was! And how generous - as he does lots of horticultural accessory trials, he had some spare for our raffle! His introduction told us of his varied career in gardening and media, then continued on to an illustrated talk on "Drought Resistant Plants" - which has probably ensured that we have the wettest year on record ahead of us now we know what plants are the best for summers like 2018!
The February talk is less general - "Clematis throughout the Year", by Roy Nunn. Roy is an amateur gardener specialising in ornamental plants including clematis. He is a member of the International and British Clematis Societies and regularly contributes to their journals. He will discuss planting, general care, pruning and recommended varieties. Clematis are an incredibly useful groups of plants and any advice should be very useful indeed.
Everybody is welcome to come along - we are very friendly, and you are under no pressure to join as a member.
The meeting starts at 7.30pm, at the Institute Hall, on Monday February 4th, and refreshments are provided after the talk. Entry is only £2.00 per person. Contact Geraldine on 01787 280134 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Annie Robinson receives the BBA Trophy for gaining the most points across the whole show from Vegetable and Fruit Judge Peter Fisk. Chairman Roger Quince looks on.
Many more photos available from the Show page
The two Peter's at the 2016 Show
During the visit to Richmond House in Clare in June, 2016.
Our display in the Church to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.