The Gardening Group provides members with an opportunity to share a love of gardening and horticulture.
|St Michael's Church Hall (opposite the church)|
|2nd Wednesday of the month|
|2.00 - 4.00 pm|
Pam Higgins, 07788 782121 (mobile)|
Meetings for 2019
On 13th February Anthony Brougham will present “Miracle Planter”.
On 13th March Steve Halliwell, Public Speaker, Author and Biographer will present a talk on “Holker Hall – The Park and Gardens”.
On 10th April Alan Foxall, Judge, Retired Head Gardener, Southport who also runs Southport Chrysanthemum Society will present “Tubs and Baskets for Summer”.
Cost is £2.
All offers of help in organising this group will be gratefully received.
Meetings in 2018/19
The October meeting was an informative talk by Maureen Sawyer, a garden designer and consultant, on the A-Z of garden gems. In November – Matthew Smith from Brighter Blooms presented ‘Weeds ~ to love or to loathe’, a topic that effects all gardeners. This talk aimed to get you thinking about weeds differently. Samples of Mare’s Tail and Nettle tea bags were on offer and a variety of bulbs were on sale.
On 27 November, five members visited the World of Glass, St. Helens to attend a talk by Marcus Chilton, Curator at RHS Bridgewater, on ‘The Making of RHS Garden Bridgewater ~ plans and progress’. Members are already planning garden visits and trips for 2019.
The December meeting comprised a fun quiz with a twist, prizes and mince pies. The winning team was “The Girls”, well done!
In January Cliff Porter, training officer and Geoff Todd, membership officer from Liverpool and Merseyside Beekeepers Association presented “Where would we be without Bees”. The emphasis was on how to encourage bees in to the garden. Several myths were dispelled
A big thank you to Helen Wilson, Joyce Yoxon and Les Fillis for their help and support and David Blanchflower for producing the newsletter.
Gardening Group Newsletters
(written by David Blanchflower)
Newsletters from the Previous Gardening Group
(also written by David Blanchflower)
See also some Posts below describing meetings of the previous Gardening Group
(run by David Blanchflower).