Newsletter 29th April 2019

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Good evening and welcome to our April meeting. This evening our speaker, Peter Curl, from Burscough, is going to explain how he and his wife, Sandra, gradually transformed their garden.  They bought their bungalow in 1976 and their garden is now open to view under the NGS Yellow Book Scheme. Their garden is already famous…

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Newsletter 25th March 2019

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Hello, Good to see you again we hope you enjoy your evening.  Anne Harrison, who lectures at Reaseheath College, Nantwich, and in the past has been on Chris Evans radio programme, is well informed to help us tonight, with ‘Colour in the Garden’.  As Spring is just round the corner we need to listen to…

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Newsletter 25th February 2019

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Good Evening, welcome to our meeting.     February is normally one of our most bitter months of the year, but right now it’s unseasonable warm fooling us into thinking Spring is already on its way, after all just look at the bulbs, up and blooming, and so many other plants already peeking through the soil eager…

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Newsletter 28th January 2019

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Good Evening everyone and welcome to this evening’s meeting, Tonight Ted Brabin an amateur botanist will be entertaining us with his talk about ‘Plant Hunting in Tibet’.  In November we enjoyed Peter Llewellyn talking about the flowers from Western Australia now tonight we are in Tibet, how fascinating to hear about those rare plants from…

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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…

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Newsletter 22nd October 2018

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Halloween Workshop Good Evening and welcome to our Halloween Workshop. We know how you love a bit of fun and our guest speaker Eleanor Griffiths is the very person to show us how to go about it, tonight we will dress a pumpkin ready for the big day. Besides Halloween being almost upon us, that unmentionable…

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Newsletter 23rd April 2018

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Good Evening and welcome to our meeting.  Tonight Margaret & Geoff Fletcher have come all the way from Southport to talk to us about the National Garden Scheme in Lancashire.There are stunning gardens in every county of this great country so it’s good to see inside another county without actually travelling there.  Is Lancashire better…

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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…

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Newsletter 26th February 2018

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A very warm welcome to you. Don’t you think there is a glimmer of Spring showing? Seeing the Snowdrops up and beaming in the sunshine really gives you hope that Spring is just round the corner, such delicate tiny flowers yet they can withstand all that nature can throw at them and still look breathtaking. …

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Newsletter 22nd January 2018

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Happy New Year. Welcome to the first meeting of 2018. Well Christmas has gone, New Year’s over, now there’s a bit of a lull with time to breathe and time to relax, and during this cold wintery weather, time to think and plan our gardening year, so to start the year off Steve Halliwell from…

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Newsletter 27th November 2017

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Welcome to our Christmas party night and what better way to celebrate than a Christmas Workshop. We always enjoy a workshop and over the years we have made so many beautiful and unusual things, tonight we will be making a Christmas Wire Basket, and Elizabeth Saunders has come to guide us through to what will…

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Newsletter 23rd October 2017

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Good evening everyone and welcome to our October meeting. We hope you have been able to enjoy the few lovely days we have had in amongst the hurricanes over the past month. Tonight we are delighted to welcome John Foley from Holdenclough Nursery in the Trough of Bowland. Many of you will remember John and…

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Newsletter 25th September 2017

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A very warm welcome to the first meeting of the 2017 – 2018 Gardening Club Year. We hope that you have had a very enjoyable summer in spite of the mixed weather. Since our last meeting in June we have had our day trip, south to Windy Ridge and the Dorothy Clive Garden. Although the…

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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…

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Newsletter 24th April 2017

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Hello, and welcome to our meeting tonight. Now that the weather is warming up, there is so much to keep us busy, and if you have empty places in the garden having lots a plant over winter what better chance to find a super replacement than the Plant Fair at Norton Priory on 29th of…

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Newsletter 27th March 2017

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Hello and welcome to the Gardening Clubs meeting for March. Has this fantastic sunshine got you outdoors and into the garden? It is just so good to be able to get out into the fresh air without wrapping up against the cold, wind and wet, it might not last for long unfortunately but it is…

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Newsletter 27th February 2017

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Welcome. My!  These months are flying by; here we are almost in March already!  But with the lighter nights already advancing, our thoughts are already in the garden, and we are raring to go, so to get us on our way, we have Richard Lewis University Lecturer at Wrexham Glyndwr University with us tonight, to…

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Newsletter 23rd January 2017

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Good evening, on behalf of all the members of the Committee may we wish you a very Happy New Year and a bountiful and fruitful gardening year. Lets’ go back to November firstly, did you enjoy the Christmas Workshop? Wasn’t it fun? Who would believe a simple block of florist foam could finish off looking…

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Newsletter 28th November 2016

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GOOD EVENING, WELCOME TO OUR CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP I’m sure it was only a few weeks ago I was last doing this Christmas Greeting, how can it be Christmas already! Another workshop! – we so enjoy these fun nights and tonight’s ‘object d’art’ is a Leaf Basket, we have done quite a variety of objects for…

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Newsletter 24th October 2016

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Welcome to October’s meeting, Can you believe we are nearly at Christmas already! In fact next months meeting will be our Christmas Workshop, and don’t we enjoy our workshops! This year Eleanor Griffiths will show how to make a brick sized leaf basket arrangement in a tray, there will be an oasis in the basket…

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