- Screen Colours:
- Black & Yellow
I know everyone says the rain was needed, but a deluge on Gardening Club night was not in the plan! A big thank you to all who turned out on such an awful evening to listen to our speaker, Chris Wiley, talk about "Hellebores". Chris is new to us, and how lovely to be so passionate and enthusiastic about his career. We will be able to see his efforts in Bury, as he is, apart from running two companies, checking hellebores at Wisley in their trial, and spending an awful lot of time very close up to hellebore seed pods, heavily involved in "Bury in Bloom", encouraging more sustainable planting schemes, using more perennials and less bedding. And he does a few other talks, so we will be seeing him again.
At our April meeting we see the return of Jim Paine, from Walnut Tree Nursery in Norfolk. Last time he gave us a fascinating talk on climate change, this time he explores the inner workings of plants in "The Secret Life of Plants". Do they communicate with each other? Do they nourish their young? Jim is an entertaining and knowledgeable speaker, and this will be another very interesting subject.
The meeting is on Monday April 3rd, 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.
Please think of our Plant Sale in May when you are sowing seeds and tidying up borders, and hang onto the extras that you think you don't need. Perennials and shrubs always sell well, and the bigger the vegetable or flower plants from seed are, the more we can charge for them!
If you have any questions about the club, please contact Geraldine, either via email on email@example.com, 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.