On Monday the 21st of May our speaker was Chris Chadwell, who had travelled from Iver in Buckinghamshire to give us a talk entitled “Wild flowers of Britain”, Chris took us through many varieties of wild flowers, with the aid of slides, what I thought was particularly interesting how seeds migrate, by road traffic or the railways with motorway & railway banks being oasis of wild flowers as they are generally left untouched. Certain coastal plants have now sprung up, on waysides, due to the use of salt on our roads during the Winter months , changing the roadside soil balance allowing these plants to grow and thrive. Our monthly member’s competition, “ garden tool” was won by Noel Williams with an interesting fork come rake. Our speaker this month on Monday the 16th of July will be Duncan Hamilton with a talk, “The Rocco gardens of Painswick”, somewhere to visit if this talk whets your appetite. Our member’s competition will be “Summer flowers”, there should be plenty to choose from this month, so let us have plenty of entries.
An interesting observation; “a gardener is a bloke who calls a spade a spade until he falls over one”!