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Marple Bridge & Mellor (Open) Gardening Group
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Meetings 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. There is no meeting on Outing days.
                                                            All U3A members are welcome.

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 2016

January 13 - Restoration of Tatton Park Kitchen Garden.  Illustrated talk by David Tipper talks about this fascinating project from its instigation.

 February 10 - Plants for Bees in the Garden.  Plantsman Anthony Norman will show us the plants the Bees actually like, rather than what we think they like!

 March 9 - Plants for Difficult Places.  Peter Foley, plantsman and BBC Radio broadcaster helps us turn those bare or weedy patches into Paradise!

 April 13 - Foliage Matters.  Create rhythm, continuity and longlasting intrest throughout the year.  Maureen Sawyer will offer us her personal selections.

 May 11 - Outing

 June 8 - Euphorbias and Other Vibrant Perennials.  Entertaining and knowledgeable speaker Don Witton - holder of the National Collection Euphorbia - tells us about these and other seasonal flowering perennials.

 July 13 - Outing

August 10 - Horticultural Show.  Show us what busy bees you have been this summer!

September 14 - Outing

 October 12 - To prune or not to prune?  David Bielowski guides us on the Why? behind the When? of pruning, relating garden maintenance to the climate.

 November 9 - AGM and Planning

 December 14 - Christmas meeting.  Coffee, mince pies, fun and games.

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