Our speakers for our February meeting were Terry & Mary Baker from the Botanical nursery, at Atworth, not far from Lacock, who brought along a selection of plants to illustrate their talk, and for sale after the talk. Their talk was entitled “choice of plants for lime soils”, despite not being the ideal soil they showed the huge range of plants that can tolerate or even thrive on this type of soil. Terry & Mary hold the national collection of foxgloves, and are gold medals winners at the RHS Hampton Court flower show. They brought some varieties, of foxgloves, these were not the usual bi-annuals we all know, but are perennials that can flower over a three to five year period. A very interesting talk enjoyed by all those members a guests who braved the cold February night. Our speaker this month on, Monday the 19th of March, will be Richard West, from Witney giving us a talk on dahlias. Our member’s competition will be “Spring flowers”, we all must have some of these in our gardens by now, so let us have lots of entries and a good competition. On the subject of competition, do not forget our annual Spring show on Saturday the 7th of April, we need plenty of entries as this is probably the only Spring show, put on by a gardening club, in this area. Schedules available from Jess Bailey on 01793 812267, or on line, see our website www.wroughtongardenerssociety.co.uk to obtain a copy on line. Also see our website for this and all details of our events, reports & photographs, and PLEASE post a comment.
With all this sowing planting & pricking out, a thought worth bearing in mind, “Among gardeners, enthusiasm & experience rarely exist in equal measures”.