Newsletter 23rd September 2019

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Good Evening, A very warm welcome to the start of our new year to all our members and visitors.

Are we really in the last quarter of 2019 already? Has summer really come and gone? Here we are on the doorstep of Autumn, a stunningly beautiful time of year so why not spare some time to look around and watch glorious autumn unfold.  Being in one of the most beautiful counties of England we have many estates around us to take a leisurely walk to take it all in. Where, more beautiful than Dunham Massey just a few miles down the motorway. On Friday 27thSeptember 11.00 -13.00 there will be a Guided Walk – Exploring Medieval Deer Parks.  Enjoy a walk in Dunham’s medieval deer park to learn about the development of such parks, their role in society ad their maintenance.  During this walk you will hear about the conduct of deer hunts, and how they have influenced our landscapes. Or if you are interested in Photography as part of a taste of autumn join a gentle walk around the park exploring photography techniques and the colours and sights of Dunham Massey, that’s on Saturday 28thSeptember 11.30 – 13.00.

Whilst we are on the subject of wildlife, our first speaker of the year is Baz Frewster who will be talking about ‘Why Garden for Wildlife’ now I’m sure we will find this of great interest as Baz sounds a very interesting guy, as well as his knowledge of wildlife he is also a writer and poet, Baz is a keen walker and secretary of the Whitchurch Walkers and is a member of the Shropshire Wildlife Trust. I think we are in for a very interesting evening.

During our break Gwyn has been very busy updating the website and your membership form and programme of events can be downloaded from there. Our website is so good, check it out.

Don’t forget to bring cuttings etc. for our Charity Table, this year towards the RHS Bridgewater Garden in Salford.

For our meeting in October we have with us Sue Beesley of Bluebell Cottage Nursery. Now, you may remember Sue a former IT Manager, she entered the BBC Gardener if the Year in 2006 and went on to win the competition.  Sue went on to buy Bluebell Cottage Garden which was then lying vacant and going to ruin and is now on the list of gardens of distinction. A walk in the Bluebell Wood in spring is a site to behold, You must go. Later on she came to our club and gave her first ever talk and as the saying goes, has since gone on to greater things.

We hope you have an enjoyable evening.


Maureen Coxon

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