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Gardening Group 2012
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Gardening Group

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.


Torrential rain kept us indoors, but the new gardening group had a friendlyFirst meeting 2012
and successful  first meeting, learning about each other’s plant problems and discussing the way the group might operate.

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.
Walter Mason


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 John’s
garden, especially nice clumps of Evening Primrose and Verbena Boniensis,
as well as varied colours of Hydrangeas.

Walter Mason


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”.

Walter Mason


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.

Walter Mason

The next meetings.  Nearer the dates, confirmation details of meeting times/place will be sent to group members by email and letter.
Walter Mason