Newsletter 26th June 2017

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A warm welcome to you, we hope you find the AGM interesting and the evening entertaining, the AGM will be kept very short to allow time for a speaker. So tonight we have Ray Bailey who will be sharing all the Myths & Legends of Plants, his talk will be very light-hearted and lots of fun. Mmm! That sounds very interesting.

Our Evening visit to Sandymere was an overriding success, we were blessed with great weather and a truly beautiful garden at a time when the garden was at its most glorious, the Timpson family must be so proud and rightly so, I guess we might make a second visit there sometime in the future, so close to home, so perfect, so worthwhile.

One last piece of news: Mr John Timpson has been knighted in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Many congratulations Sir John Timpson, a very well deserved award.

Our Annual Day out this year is on Tuesday 4th July to Windy Ridge near Telford then on to   The Dorothy Clive Garden. We leave Frodsham at 9.30am by coach to Windy Ridge, Little Wenlock arriving at about 11am, This is a private garden opening under the National Garden Scheme covering 2/3 acres. Coffee and tea will be available on arrival. A buffet of cakes and biscuits will be provided for lunch. About 1pm we will travel to the Dorothy Clive Garden arriving at about 2pm. For those in need of aide, wheelchairs are available but need to be booked prior to our visit. We will have a 45 minute tour of the garden with one of the gardeners, beginning at 2.15pm. After that you are free to wander around this very pleasant garden. Finally, please do remember to bring a sandwich and perhaps a flask of tea for your lunch as only cakes and biscuits are provided. We leave the garden at about 4.45pm, and traffic allowing should be home in Frodsham at about 6pm, tired but smiling after a very good day.

Can you believe it! Here we are at the AGM already! Where has the year gone?

Hopefully between now and our next meeting on September 25th your mini fuchsia should be a big fuchsia and hopefully in full bloom too, how is yours doing? Is it going to be the winner?

Good luck

This is the last newsletter until our meeting in September, so don’t forget the WI’s Make It, Bake it, Grow It & Sew It show on 9th September, will you have a go? If you’re not in it you won’t win it – why not give it a go, you might be surprised.

Gwyn has a very knowledgeable friend who is in the process of upgrading our website, it’s nearly finished, so watch this space for our new website address very soon.

To start our new season in September, Ted Brabin will be here speaking about ‘Plant Hunting in China’ and how Botanist George Forrest brought back over 31,000 specimens and was awarded the RHS Victoria Medal of Honour in 1921.

We wish you a very productive gardening summer.

Maureen Coxon