2nd time unlucky!

A vase of long-lasting Chrysanthemums

Our November meeting didn’t quite go to plan as unfortunately our speaker Nigel Hopes, Head Gardener at John Massey’s Garden Ashwood Nurseries was ill and unable to attend so we wish him and his family a speedy recovery. We’re pleased that quite a few of our members still came along and we agreed to have John’s Garden as the first of our coach trips next year.

Lithops from last month’s talk now in flower

We chatted instead about the speakers and events in our newly printed 2023 programmes, plus the classes that members would like to see in our reinstated annual Show and squeezed in a quick floral quiz before our raffle and refreshments. The monthly competition for the splendid Trudi Brearley Challenge Trophy (which was on display) will start again in January too. In the meantime, we’re looking forward to our Christmas social evening next month with Ted’s Tasty Jacket Potatoes and ‘Songs from the Shows’ by Cannock Wood and Gentleshaw Musical Society to entertain us afterwards.

Blackbirds love the Leycesteria berries!
Viburnum bodnantense ‘Dawn’