Garden GroupMeetings: Second Thursday of each monthGroup Leader : SueTelephone: 01278 421123
THE GARDEN GROUPBridgwater U3A Garden Group Update October 2018Once again it is time to return to Woolavington Village hall for the winter programme of talks. We start at 2.15pm and for the princely sum of £2 you can have an interesting talk, refreshments and a raffle ticket.The programme for this winter is as follows:Thursday 11th October 2018Gill Hazel is returning to talk about growing and showing sweet peas. You may remember that she came in January 2017 and talked about Gladiolus. Sweet pea growers advocate planting in autumn for the following year so her talk is in time for us to take heed of her advice.Thursday 8th November 2018I am sure you will remember Nathalie Mignotte’s excellent talk on the Gardens of Versailles in February. Today she will be telling us about Islamic Gardens. We have been hearing a good deal about Paradise Gardens from Monty Don lately but Nathalie tells me that Islamic Gardens are ‘so much more than Paradise Gardens’ and she is going to Morocco in October so will have brand new photos and experiences to share with us.Thursday 13th December 2018This time last year I said I wanted to be able to introduce our next garden group leader. Nobody has come forward as yet. Please get in touch with me if you are even thinking about it but have questions to ask. I am not going to twist any arms. The most important thing I would say is that it absolutely does not have to be run in the same way. It would be a shame for the group to fold but I cannot run it forever.However, at this meeting we will be doing ‘fun stuff’ as my grandchildren say. Without a new leader in sight we can’t talk about plans for next year (though I still have hope) but we can reminisce about the last five years. With that in mind I have a new challenge for you all – not the usual quiz. June is putting together pictures of places we have been. We have mostly been very lucky with the weather - Bowood House Rhododendron garden apart - so there are lovely photos to see. Please bring a plate of something ‘teatime tasty’ to share please.Thursday 10th January 2019Adrian Hutchison is coming to talk about Plants for Shade. I am sure that most of us will have a shady spot, whether wet or dry, that needs some inspiration.Thursday 14th February 2019Nicholas Wray, curator of Bristol Botanic Gardens, where we had a really interesting time this summer, is coming with a talk with the title ‘Gardens and Landscapes of Sicily’ Maybe inspiration for a holiday?Thursday 14th March 2019Our last meeting and I have asked Mary Benger from Burrow Farm Garden to give us a talk called ‘Gardening made Easier’. I am very much hoping there will be tips to make the long list of deferred tasks waiting for me in my garden and allotment a bit easier. I don’t imagine I am the only person hoping to benefit from this!Everyone is welcomeSue,Garden Group Organiser,Tel. 01278 421123
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