All meetings are currently postponed until further notice.
Hello Everyone. I do hope that you are all staying safe and well and enjoying your garden or outdoor spaces.
For anyone that hasn’t heard, the National Gardens Scheme have started garden openings with an online booking system for visits so that numbers are limited and social distancing can work.
79 Crabtree Lane – which our group visited last year is opening this weekend – Sunday 5th, Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th.
Hazel wood – which our group was due to visit this year is also opening this weekend – Saturday 4th, Sunday 5th and Monday 6th.
Just go online to ngs.org.uk and click on ‘book a visit’.
Photo gallery of our groups gardens .
Following on from the earlier success of the West Lancs in Bloom galleries on our U3A Website, the Web Team are wondering if Gardening Group members would be interested in a special gallery to add to our Group Page with recent pictures of your gardens? West Lancs in Bloom was nearly exclusively Spring Blossom, so we were thinking of a gallery this time with a theme like Our Summer Gardens during Lockdown.
Contributions can be emailed as attachments to email@example.com. As the website is public, contributors should avoid the appearance in a photo of recognizable people or obtain permission from those appearing. Please provide suitable short captions for your photos and say whether you would like your name to be included or not.
Looking forward to seeing your lovely gardens. I’m amazed at how resilient many plants have been to the recent extremes of weather, gales, heatwave, drought and torrential rain !
“There is no beginning and no end to a garden, it is a set of processes, not a product. This is what I love , this complex, interdependent evolution where you need to employ everything you have – experience, a little knowledge, craft, science, art and wherever you can a dash of poetry. Not to mention a lot of luck!” Carol Klein.
“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” Margaret Atwood
Stay safe and healthy,
Pam & Helen
Hopefully we can look forward to meeting in September with a talk and an opportunity for members to share their garden successes with a show. Further details and information to be announced but please give some consideration now to your entries for flower and vegetable classes and let’s look to the future and enjoyment of our gardens.