We had an amazing turnout for our January meeting, thank you to everybody for coming, it was lovely to see you all. Simon White, from Peter Beales Roses, was a very entertaining speaker, and "Rose Growing Made Easy" was obviously a popular subject. He was happy to answer lots of our questions - although we are very keen on them, roses obviously cause us some problems! He had also brought a good selection of plants for sale, along with other accessories. I think his car was a bit lighter for his journey home.
Our February speaker is Lucy Skellorn, who should have come to us last year. She will be talking about Irises, specifically how she came to form a National Collection, bred by her great-great grandfather, Sir Michael Foster.
She is also a researcher for the Benton End House and Garden Trust at Hadleigh, now a subsidiary charity of the Garden Museum, and the former home of artist and Iris breeder Sir Cedric Morris.
If you love irises and art, this should be a fascinating talk.
Entry is £2.50 for members, and £5 for visitors. Annual subscriptions are £12.50. The meeting will start at 7.30pm, at the Institute Hall on Hartest Green.
If you have any questions about the club, please contact Geraldine, either via email on firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone on 01787 280134.
Peter Fisk presents Jill Armstrong with the cup for the most points in the Grown Flower section at the 2022 Show.
Annie Robinson collecting the Silver Salver from judge Peter Fisk at the 2019 Show. (One of her six trophies!)
Pat Tebbit and Michelle Worrall in the background.
The two Peter's at the 2016 Show
Look back in time to our Chelsea exhibit in May 1990.