are held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month in the Marple Methodist
Church Hall, Church Lane, Marple. Coffee/tea is served at from
9.45 a.m. The meeting commences at 10 a.m. The cost
is £2.00 per meeting which includes coffee. All U3A members are
Whether you have an acre or two of garden or just one plant in a pot,
you will find something of interest in the varied programme we offer.
Talks are on everything from violets to vegetables, pansies to
potatoes. There are practical demonstrations and occasional
outings to gardens both great and small.
PROGRAMME FOR 2015
January 14Natural History
of the GardenIllustrated talk about who
or what else is sharing our garden by John Steedman, ex-Head Gardener
Fletcher Moss Gardens.
into Action Pictures of Jacqueline Iddon’s gorgeous garden
immense plant knowledge to help us choose fresh early flowering plants
garden and prepare for a glorious summer show.Jacqueline will bring some plants for sale from her Lancashire
March 11 A-Z
of Garden Gems – Outstanding plants that sparkle. Maureen
designer and Consultant, will present a powerpoint (and interactive!)
based on an alphabet’s worth of plants that earn their keep in
hardy and half hardy perennials, climbers, scented plants, grasses and
April 8Visit to Whitegate Daffodil walk , Northwich
plus one other
TBA May 13Summer
tubs and Hanging Baskets Practical and fun
demonstration to give us inspiration and instruction by Kate Perry
us!) Kate will also bring some of her excellent, locally grown tub and
plants for sale to tempt us.
June 10Edible Herbs - A Powerpoint presentation by Jan
‘The Herb Lady’ featuring images of the iceman and bogmen.
Travels through the
centuries depicting dwellings, people, artifacts and herbs.
July 8 Visit
David Austin Roses plus one other TBA
Show -Show us all what busy bees you have been this summer.
October 14Garden Birds in Autumn and WinterDavid Tideswell will give us an illustrated
talk in his hugely entertaining way about how to identify and attract,
keep alive, birds in our winter gardens. David will bring the Guide he
written and feeders for sale.
November 11 AGM and Planning
December 9 Christmas meeting with coffee,
fun and games.
HORTICULTURAL SHOW August 2014
The annual Horticulural show gives members of the group a
show off their skills with vegetables and flowers from their
1. Sweet Peas
3. Beans, any variety
5. Vegetable/Salad assortment
6. Posy of flowers
7. Single flower
8. Hydrangea heads
9. Bunch/vase of perennials
10. Unusual shaped vegetable
12. Conserve (to be tasted and checked by two judges.
On September 10th we are having a repeat of the Cutting Exchange which
was so successful last year, members to bring along cuttings to
exchange and pot-up.