Newsletter 26th March 2018

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Hello, Welcome to our meeting.  Well, it’s nearly here and we can hardly wait!, wait for what? you ask, Spring of course, it’s just round the corner, have you noticed all the buds about to burst open?, the tulips are about to show a bit of colour, grape hyacinth are about to pop out, the delightful Tete-a-tete are in full colour. Oh, it gives you hope, hope that winter is about to go off and blow somewhere else.  Now where did I put my seed catalogues.

Talking of seeds, if you sow some, and find you have too many plants, please don’t throw the excess away, pot them up and bring them along for our charity table, flowers, vegetables, cuttings or divisions of plants, all of these could help our charity table.

Tonight Carol Madden will be giving a talk about ‘In the Shade’, Carol is a former nursery owner and presenter on BBC Radio Merseyside and a founding member of Clwyd Hardy Plant Society, suffice to say, she knows what she is talking about.

Just to refresh your memory about our day out on May 21st. We leave the Community Centre at 9.30 am arriving at Dale House Preston about 10.30am they will provide tea, coffee and cakes, and if a plant takes your fancy, there will be plants for sale.  We leave Dale House about 12 noon then on to Gresgarth Hall Garden, arriving about 1pm.  We leave there about 3.3opm and traffic allowing, be home in Frodsham about 5.30pm, tired but happy. Please bring sandwiches and a drink for your lunch. Please do not forget to pay for your trip this evening. We hope you have a very enjoyable day.

The Committee have been very busy organising various trips and visits, so get your diary out and turn to April 24th,

we are returning to Sandymere, Sir John Timpson’s beautiful garden again, hopefully we will be able to see the tulips in full bloom this time, we just missed the full glory of them last time, so fingers crossed. Bring your own refreshments should you need them as they are not provided.  Hopefully you can join us on both visits.

With the weather getting warmer and the daylight longer there is no shortage of beautiful places to visit over Easter right here on our doorstep, Just to list a few, Norton Priory, will have an Easter Bunny Hunt  2 -3 April, 10-4pm £1. Per child.  Speke Hall will hold a Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt form 30th March – 2nd April. Ness Gardens have lots of events ranging from Easter egg hunts, a photographic Competition/Exhibition and lots more to occupy your time.

Next month Margaret & Geoff Fletcher from Southport who open their garden to the public under the NGS will talk about ‘Lancashire Gardens in the National Garden Scheme’, now that will be interesting, Oh and they will bring some lovely plants to sell.

Maureen Coxon, Newsletter & Publicity.