A reinstated gardening group has been set up, envisaged as a
small group which meets in each others' houses and gardens, and visits
nearby public gardens.
The meeting times and programme are still to be confirmed, but are
likely to be monthly, on the third Wednesday in each month.
The group is full initially, but names can be put on a waiting list by
contacting Walter Mason.
GARDENING GROUP FIRST REPORT 15TH AUGUST
Torrential rain kept us indoors, but the new gardening group had a
and successful first meeting, learning about
each other’s plant problems and discussing the way the group
The next meeting, when the rest of the group return from holidays etc.,
will be at 2pm Wednesday, 19th September in Carol Harrison’s
house. Nearer the date, details will be sent to group members by
email and letter.
GARDENING GROUP 19th SEPTEMBER
7 members of the new gardening group met on 19th September at Carol
Harrison’s house, and made a
provisional programme for the next twelve months, with a mixture of
garden visits and house meetings. Choosing a good time to meet, not
clashing with other activities, was a particular problem, and we might
have to be flexible at times in future.
It was again a wet day, but the rain eased enough to admire Carol and
garden, especially nice clumps of Evening Primrose and Verbena
as well as varied colours of Hydrangeas.
GARDENING REPORT 17th OCTOBER
Seven of the group joined our first visit, to Hare Hill garden (NT),
hidden away between Prestbury and Alderley Edge. Primarily a
spring garden for azaleas and rhododendrons, with many trees not yet in
autumn colour, it was still very pleasant to wander and explore in the
warm sunshine. Lace cap hydrangeas still flowered, cyclamen
were starting to show and in the walled garden stately weeping pear
trees contrasted with the bright orange-yellows of rudbeckias and
helianthus “Lemon Queen”.
GARDENING REPORT 21ST NOVEMBER
Irene Chappell hosted this meeting for 8 of us. Time was
spent on a programme for 2013, and the venue for a Christmas
lunch, leaving minimal time for garden discussion. Happily the
weather brightened for a quick visit
to the secret garden in Torkington Park, and a view of Irene (and
Sam’s) attractive wide garden.
The next meetings. Nearer
the dates, confirmation details of meeting times/place will be sent to
group members by email and letter.