Do you like gardening or want to learn about gardening? Whether you are a beginner or not, our Gardening Club should suit you. So come and join us!
We are a group of amateurs, French and English-speaking gardeners, who love gardening and learning new techniques but also love meeting, exchanging ideas and enjoying each other's company.
The club meets usually on one Saturday per month, with a possible break in the winter months. Activities include:
• exchange of plants, cuttings, seeds, bulbs ...
• demonstrations of various techniques by members of the club, other knowledgeble amateurs and
sometimes by professionals (cutting, grafting, layering, pruning rose plants, shrubs and trees, composting,
floral creations, hanging baskets, etc.)
• visits to gardens, parks, plant fairs and nurseries.
Di has taken over the club this year and would like members to suggest activities so that there is something in the club to suit everyone.
If you are interested, please contact Catherine Sinclair, President of the Association:
(telephone: 02.96.45.95.94 or email: [email protected]).
Christmas table decorations - 7 December
The Gardening Club can't do much outside in December, so Di (who runs the Gardening Club) and Val (who often creates her own flower arrangements) proposed an indoor Christmas table decoration session instead. Six members of the club met for a great, instructive, funny and friendly afternoon and were all pleased with their creations, even the absolute beginners. Val was of great help and her suggestions were all well received and excellently carried out.
Everyone had such a good time that a similar type of activity may be arranged in the future.
Autumn Plant Swap - Saturday 17 October 2020
This year the plant swap took a different format to enable us to reduce the number of people attending at any one time to a maximum of 10.
There were two sessions, both taking place in Catherine’s garden, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.
Catherine has a variety of hydrangeas and members were able to take cuttings from these plants, with Catherine be on hand to offer guidance.
We were able to share a cup of coffee or a glass of cider and some biscuits.
It was unfortunate that we could not enjoy the usual plant swap ‘social gathering’ as in previous years, but this activity was still well supported and enabled us to see each other and exchange news. The weather, surprisingly was good.
Please continue to share photos of your gardens, prize flowers and vegetables and pass on any tips that you think other members might find useful.
Kind regards Di