Programme 2022

Programme 2018

We were delighted to resumed our monthly club meetings from August 2021, and below is our recently announced programme for 2022. The meetings are all on Tuesday evenings in the Village Hall and the presentations start at 7.30pm so members generally arrive about 7.15.

We are currently running without our usual refreshments and competition, and as we are not collecting annual subscriptions until next year’s usual renewal date, we have asked members (and visitors) who come along to pay £3 on arrival towards costs, which will include entry into the monthly raffle. The list shows the name of our speaker followed by their subject.

11th January:   Peter Thomas – The Internal Clock of Plants; Keeping Track of the Seasons

8th February:  Hayley Dorrington, Staffordshire Wildlife Trust – Gentleshaw Common

8th March:       Byron Lewis, Lichfield Garden Centre – Plant showcase

12th April:        Darren Rudge ‘The Laughing Gardener’Tea bags, bras and tights Part 3

10th May:          AGM

14th June:         Mick Poultney ‘Compost King’Growing Gladioli for Beginners

12th July:          Ruth PlantDierama

9th August:      Justin Harrison – Summer Bursts of Colour

13th September: Howard Drury – The Men who Inspired Me

11th October:       Stan Griffin & Vicki Newman of Craig House CactiCactus

8th November:    Nigel Hopes, Head Gardener Ashwood NurseriesA Year in John’s Garden

13th December:  Christmas Social Evening with food and entertainment

We continue to offer members the opportunity to attend a wide range of Zoom meetings courtesy of the  Tender Shoots Garden Club Network. Details of how to join these meetings were sent out via email and the speaker factsheets for the earlier talks can be downloaded via Tender Shoots Factsheets . Dates and times of next year’s Zoom speakers will be posted shortly, and the start times shown allow you to join our own chat room beforehand and the presentations begin 15 minutes later.

If you prefer not to use Zoom the talks are live-streamed on the Tender Shoots YouTube channel starting 15 minutes later than the times shown. Several of the talks are also available on that channel for a month or so afterwards. The advantage of YouTube is you can start the talk from the beginning if you arrive late, pause, rewind & skip any bits. Anybody who has a Smart TV with YouTube app can watch the meetings on that, plus if you have a slow internet connection, YouTube can work better than Zoom.