Gardening Group News
1. Yellow ICE cards and new Membership cards were checked and members reminded to renew their U3A Membership for 2019-20 with Elaine Moon.
2. Coach Trips: Dave Smith,who has taken on the job of organising coach trips for us, put forward three options for day trips this summer : Trentham Gardens, Brantwood, Coniston and Ness Gardens. The popular choice was for Trentham Gardens. Dave will do a sign up sheet for Trentham Gardens on the 9th August at 9.30am. the coach trip will be open to all U3A members, so if you want to go then sign up and pay quickly. I don’t know the price yet but it will be value for money!
3. Propagation: We learned how to tackle overgrown, old Heucheras, and make cuttings from them, how to split rootballs of perennial plants to rejuvenate and make more plants, how to cut back alpine plants and how to divide up congested pots of bulbs. Some members took home their efforts.
4. Since the meeting I have put out a signup sheet for Jackie Iddons Open Garden on the afternoon of 19th May. This is just to facilitate car sharing if needed. The cost of entry is £3.50. I am not collecting money, pay when you get there.
I have also booked a garden group meeting to an NGS garden in Mawdesley on the 7th June at 2pm,.The cost is £7 to include afternoon tea. There will be a signup sheet out on Thursday, 16th May. Please pay me (SW) on signup. This will be a car share trip.
There is a Flower Show at Harlow Carr, the RHS Garden at Harrogate, I am wondering how many of you would like to go on Friday, 21st June, tickets are £10.62, free to RHS members, and this also allows you entry to all the Gardens. Depending on numbers this can be a car share or a bus. I will put out a signup sheet to ascertain interest on Thursday, 16th May.
NEXT MEETING: Friday, 14th June 2019
I would like to invite you all to the meeting on Friday morning at 10.30am in the greenhouse, at Wedgwood, as planned in September last year.
As most of you, but maybe not all, will know, we will be without Denis who died on the 18th March. He did say to me to carry on without him with all the things I have planned, because he knew that all our family and friends will help me, and they have all been amazing.
So hoping to see as many of you as can make it on Friday morning,
February 2019 news
I am asking just those of you who are growing Sweet Peas at Wedgwood to come to a meeting in the greenhouse on Friday 15th February at 11am. This is to collect your plants and take them home. Denis and I are going on holiday and I’d rather you are looking after them at home than leave them unattended here.
Also, Dave Smith has organised a coach trip to Bodnant Garden in N Wales on the 26th April.
The cost is £27 for coach and entry. If you are a National Trust or RHS member then you can deduct the cost of entry: £12.50. There is a signup list at Coffee Morning.
There will be a full meeting of the group on 29th March at 10 .30am at Wedgwood.