August meeting – Quiet Roads in Cornwall

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Our talk on the 7th August is by Adrian James who will take us for a wander down the ‘Quiet Roads in Cornwall’ no doubt to find some hidden garden gems.   Adrian is a gardener and plant photographer and his images are used in magazines and advertising.

As usual the talk will start at 7:30pm with complimentary refreshments available from 7:00pm.  Visitors are very welcome and we charge £4 per ticket.  For those interested in joining the society membership is £12 per year.  Our talks are held at Colwall Village Hall.

Don’t forget our Annual Show is the following Saturday (12th August) so please bring your donations for the tombola and produce stall.  If you are planning to enter the Show, and we do hoe you will, don’t forget to make sure your entry show is submitted by 5pm on Thursday 10th August (details on the Show Entry Form)

 

March Meeting – Gravel Gardening

March Meeting – Gravel Gardening

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At our meeting on the 6th March Derry Watkins, of Special Plants Nursery, will be talking to us about Gravel Gardening.  Derry is author of two books on gardening and has introduced many plants from her plant collecting trips to South Africa and elsewhere. The result is a collection of unusual plants from all over the world,  including an amazing range of hardy herbaceous and rockery plants as well as many tender perennials for terrace and conservatory.

Also at March’s meeting there will be a Plant Stall for members’ plant donations with all the proceeds going to the Percy Picton Memorial Fund.  So if you have a chance to do some lifting and dividing of perennials, pot your left overs up, label them and bring them to the meeting. We ask that any unsold plants are collected by the donor.  The members plant stall will also run in April, May and June.

Finally, a reminder that if you would like to go on one of the two garden visits included in this year’s programme then you can book your place with Tim Beaumont at the meeting.  Details of the garden visits are on your printed programmes or you can access them via this link.

Visitors are always welcome to the meetings at a cost of £4 each which includes refreshments.  The talk will commence at 7:30 with refreshments available from 7:00.  As ever we will be meeting in Colwall Village Hall.

 

 

February meeting – Tales of a Plant Hunter

 

Photo courtesy of Pan Global Plants

Photo courtesy of Pan Global Plants

Our talk on the 6th February is by Nick Macer, owner of Pan Global Plants.  Nick who has spent 25 years collecting plants from around the world will be talking to us about the plants that ‘turn him on’.

As ever the talk will commence at 7:30 with complimentary refreshments from 7:00pm.  Visitors are always welcome at £4 each.  Annual membership is £12 and is payable in January.

Members – if you were unable to attend the January meeting please don’t forget that you need to renew your membership at February’s meeting.

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Troy Scott Smith – Percy Picton Memorial Lecture 3rd October

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The 30th Percy Picton Memorial Lecture on the 3rd October will be by Troy Scott Smith, head gardener at Sissinghurst.  Troy will be talking not only about Sissinghurst but two other gardens he has worked at.

Tickets are £10 each which includes refreshments and proceeds go to the Percy Picton Memorial Fund, which supports horticultural students.  Tickets are available from Old Court Nursery, Colwall and John Goodwin Estate Agents, Colwall.

The lecture will be held at the Elms School, Colwall and will commence at 7:30, with refreshments from 7:00.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 3rd October.

December meeting – Japan in the Spring

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On the 7th December our talk takes us away from Winter to Springtime in Japan.  Duncan Coombs,  lecturer at Pershore College, will be sharing tales from his travels and I am sure we can expect there to be one or two photos of cherry blossom.

The talk starts at 7:30pm.  However, the meeting will commence at 7pm to facilitate the AGM with complimentary  refreshments available from 6.30pm, so please come early so we can start the AGM promptly.

Annual membership is £12 per year, payable in January, and we are always glad to see new faces so why not come along and attend as a visitor, there is a charge of £4.

November meeting – Islamic Gardens

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The theme of our 2nd November talk is Islamic Gardens.  Nathalie Mignotte, a former lecturer and Academic Manager of the Horticulture Department of Hartpury College, will be sharing with us her interest in the relationship between faiths and gardens.

The talk will commence at 7:30pm in Colwall Village Hall.  However, complimentary refreshments are available from 7pm so come early and make some new gardening friends.

Annual membership is £12 per year, payable in January, and we are always glad to see new faces so why not come along and attend as a visitor, there is a charge of £4.

Special Notice: We are organising a QUIZ, with a horticultural twist, on the evening of the 20th November.  The cost is £2 per person with a maximum of 6 per team.  Entry will include a complimentary drink on arrival but attendees are very welcome to bring their own drinks and snacks.  The event will start at 7:30pm and be held in the Colwall Village Hall. Tickets will be available at the meeting on the 2nd and on the evening of the Quiz.

August Meeting: The Plight of the Bee – Flowers to the Rescue

Our talk on the 3rd August will be by Marina Christopher, owner Phoenix Perennials Nursery in Hampshire.  Marina will be talking to us about the role of our gardens in supporting the declining bee pollution.

The talk starts at 7:30pm  with complimentary refreshments available from 7:00pm. Visitors are always welcome and we charge £4 per visitor – annual membership is £12 payable in December.

The talk will be held at Colwall Village Hall so why not come along.

And a reminder that on the 7th August the Society will be holding its Annual Show at Colwall Village Hall.  A schedule is available here and you do not have to be a member to exhibit, just fill in the entry form.