Stalbridge Garden Society produce a newsletter each month. Here is the August edition...
Brian our chairman welcomed everyone to the August meeting, he reminded everyone about our “summer show”, please have ago and enter something in the show, there is still time.
Michelle commented on the evening outing we had last month, which was the trip to “Frankham Farm”, the weather had been good, with a lovely large garden to enjoy, then followed by a fantastic supper of homemade ,and grown food.
Sue, emailed me to say that, the money taken for the NGS scheme raised £160 for Cancer. And the money taken for the food raised £200, which went to the Air Ambulance, this was brilliant, thank you to all you who came.
This evenings speaker was Malcolm from Castle Gardens, the talk was entitled “Plants for specific places”.
Malcolm is one of our favourite speakers, and has a great deal of experience when it comes to plants, he has travelled to lots of countries, and seen these growing in their natural environment.
He covered plants from dry shade to hot sunny positions, talking about, ferns, hydrangeas, hostas, heucheras, cornus, lavender, hibiscus, agapanthus, fatsia japonica and lots more.
He showed us plants which were good for climbing, in full sun of deep shade, told us about bulbs for shade and sun, then finished with what type of fertilizers to use (Vitax Q4) is one of the best, and how to get good drainage for you plants, Malcom finished with a few tips on pruning which always makes us laugh.
A good interesting talk once again by Malcolm, we all enjoyed it.
We look forward to our summer show, and hope that we have lots of entries and a good turnout of people, hopefully the weather will be kind to us.
The next meeting is on Thursday 14th September 7.30pm at the hall
“How plants have evolved and how man has adapted them” with Greg Morter
So do come and join us for a good evening.
Enjoy your garden whatever our summer weather holds instore for us!