Syllabus for 2020
I like gardening — it’s a place where I find myself when I need to lose myself.
— Alice Sebold.
All meetings are currently postponed until further notice.
Speakers that we had previously booked will hopefully be rearranged for the future.
The garden visit to Jaqueline Iddon’s garden (see below) looks unlikely to go ahead in June – but if there is any change we will let you know.
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.
However, at least the improvement in the weather has enabled us to get out into the garden. We hope you are all well and managing to stay on top of the weeds and get your flowers and vegetable seeds off to a good start.
For anyone who hasn’t yet managed to obtain seeds it is worth checking online suppliers, some of them have stopped supplying seeds for the moment and there may be delays in delivery but the following may be worth trying.
Suttons, Mr Fothergills, jekkas.com (Herbs), organiccatalogue.com
There are also some shops offering gardening products on line – Wilkos, The Range & Aldi.
Paul at Ring o’bells nursery in Burscough will deliver compost locally and is developing his website to enable online ordering of plants which he can deliver locally. He will also be adding fruits and vegetable plants for delivery. Please contact either via website ringobellsnursery.com – or his phone number is 07383511349. He also has a Facebook page.
Keep well, stay safe, and happy gardening
Pam Higgins – Garden Group Leader
Future Garden visitJaqueline Iddon (who did the Xmas decorations demonstration) opens her garden for groups during the summer. Following a poll of members at the February meeting the majority preferred a visit date of 3rd June. I have now booked this with Jaqui, the cost will be £5.50 including tea/coffee and biscuits (and Prosecco if more than 20 people sign up!).
I will collect a firm list of names by the end of April and collect the money at the May meeting. Friends and non garden group members are also welcome to join this visit. If you are unable to attend the meetings to book onto this visit, please get in touch with the group leader – contact details above.
We are looking to hold raffles as a regular event. Many thanks to Gill Hayhurst for her expert help at the February meeting.
Anyone who is splitting their garden plants or growing seeds, please pot them up ready to donate to a plant sale at some future point, date and details to be confirmed. A volunteer(s) to look after the ‘sale table’ on the day would be very welcome.
Coordinator(s) to volunteer to arrange a trip or two over the summer months would be most welcome. Please speak to Pam or Helen if you can help with the above.
Also – a big Thank You to Helen Wilson, Joyce Yoxon and Les Fillis for their help and support and David Blanchflower for producing the newsletter.