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: firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 last Saturday 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 for Easter.
I hope you are all well and enjoying your gardens. The recent rain was certainly needed and has given the plants a much needed boost.
Despite what appears to be an improvement in the 'virus situation' we agreed, at a recent meeting, not to rush into arranging visits and/or a 'get together' and to review the situation in September
We may be able to organize a plant swap in the autumn (depending on the situation at that time) so I would ask members to continue as usual with cuttings and/or splitting plants to pass on to others.
If we are not able to meet in the autumn, other arrangements for exchanging plants will be put in place.
In the meantime please share photos of your gardens, prize flowers and vegetables and pass on any tips that you think other members might find useful.
Stay safe. Kind regards Di