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Chairman's Post - November

November, with dark evenings and short days it is time to browse the many plant and seed catalogues to plan for next year. There is always plenty to do in the garden. Clearing up leaves becomes necessary, clearing them makes the garden look tidier and they can be composted unless diseased. Tender plants should be protected by now either in a greenhouse, cold frame or covered with fleece. Most bulbs should be in the ground by now but Tulips can still be planted.

Our meeting is on Wednesday 27th November at the Exchange at 7.30 pm

Castle Gardens are going to help us with choosing and looking after Houseplants for Christmas. It is a pleasure to have plants inside during the winter because they provide colour for the winter.Unfortunately they are unable to deliver our chosen talk but I am sure we will enjoy this talk and pick up lots of useful tips when dealing with houseplants.

We will also be taking names and money for the Christmas Party.

November Competitions a) 4 Vase or bowl of cut flowers, including shrubs b) 2 Leeks c) 2 Any other vegetable d) 6 Brussel Sprouts

Our meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Our annual subscription is £10.00. We have a Raffle, monthly competitions, plant stall and tea/coffee. Visitors, are most welcome at a small charge of £2.00.

More information about our club can be found on our website:

After a summer break our September Meeting was well supported when we were presented with the delights of the evolving of the Gardens at Kingston Lacy. Head Gardener Stephen Candy illustrated how the gardens are being returned to their original designs mainly drawn up by Henrietta Bankes. The footprint of much of the original gardens is still in place and some very historic trees still survive. They are experimenting to make the borders more appealing to visitors whilst preserving ancient planting schemes.

Paula Harris

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