Newsletter 26th November 2018

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Hello and welcome to our meeting.

Did you enjoy our Haloween workshop last month, a resounding ‘yes’ I hear, and didn’t we produce a beautiful display. Workshops are such a fun way to spend an evening.

Well last month I promised you would hear the beautiful birdsong from a Robin drifting around the room, but try as you might you won’t hear it tonight I’m afraid, David Tideswell is unable to be with us, Awww! I hear you say, fear not! We’ll have him back another time. Instead of birdsong tonight we will have sunshine, now I don’t think anyone will grumble about that, tonight at very short notice we are very glad to welcome Peter Llewellyn, a Botonist from Helsby. Peter will tell us all about the ‘Flowers from Western Australia’. Just visualise that sunshine,

Don’t forget our Charity Table, if you have any unused gardening equipment, tools you no longer use or of course plants, please do bring them along, someone else could make use of them and of course our Charity, Walton Lea Partnership in Warrington would always welcome the proceeds, if there’s no price on then just a little donation would suffice.

We told you last month that we were entering the Christmas Tree Festival at the Frodsham Methodist Church from 7 – 9th0December.  We appealed for help making the snowflakes and spirals. Many thanks to those who found the time to make some, we will try to use all that you bring in, and thank you for your help. The Grand Opening is at 3.30pm on Friday 7th,  festival open until 6pm. Saturday 8thFestival open from 10am – 4pm, live music throughout the event, Sunday 9thOpen 12noon – 4pm followed by closing service of celebration with Carols amongst the trees. If you have time to spare, the dressing of the tree will be done on Thursday 6thDecember between 5 and 8pm, you’re welcome to come and join us.

The date for one of our meetings has been changed, the meeting for April is shown in your membership card as April 22ndwhich we have just discovered is Easter Monday, so please change that date on your card to 29thApril, 2019 This will be confirmed once we have spoken to the speaker for that date.

In January we will be globetrotting again, our speaker will be Ted Brabin, this time we will be ‘Plant Hunting in Tibet’, so bring a scarf, it might be chilly.

On behalf of the Committee we would like to wish all our members a

Very Merry Christmas & A Productive Gardening Year