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The High Lane gardening group is a small group which meets in each others' houses and gardens, and visits nearby public gardens using shared cars. Meetings are held monthly, on the third Wednesday in each month, and occasionally the first Wednesday. Nearer the dates, confirmation details of meeting times/place will be sent to group members by email and letter.
ENQUIRIES FOR MEMBERSHIP TO WALTER MASON.
The group starts off the New Year with a meal at the Deanwater on January 18th.
At a house meeting in March, Freda entertained the group with ideas for simple flower arranging.
In mid April we visited Lea Gardens, possibly the most impressive of the local azalea/rhododendron gardens, which were full of colour which we really enjoyed.
In May a small group visited Rode Hall (better known for its snowdrop walks), but on this visit there was a mass of bluebells in myriad shades of blue. Timing has to be right for the bluebell visit, which is only available over a 10-day period around the beginning of May – but was well worth the trip.
Our June trip was to Abbeywood in Delamere where our members were impressed with the quality of the garden, especially the tropical section – with an imposing echium as centrepiece.
July and August 2017
Visits to Deidre’s and Janet’s very different gardens took pride of place in July/August.
Deirdre’s garden is perched high above Disley, with extensive views; yet well sheltered on 3 sides. Superb specimen rose varieties, a thriving grandchild’s mini-garden, and flowerful clematis caught the eye.
Janet’s, by contrast fell steeply away on terraces above Torkington Brook, Hazel Grove with thriving acers, magnolia, and lacecap hydrangeas, and many healthy potted plants. A sculptural pillar was a striking feature, as well as an attractive twin bird ornament.
Group Leader, Walter Mason