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Now that we have eaten all our Xmas choccies and the New Year’s hangover is a distant memory, it must be time to turn our thoughts to gardening – that is if we can sort out the weather!
Over the years I have had several plants flower or fruit at odd times, but this year just keeps on surprising.
Back in November, I saw holly bushes covered in berries next to others in full flower. During the week before Xmas, our resident black birds were making a fuss and I thought something was in the garden. When they started again the next day I realised that they were encouraging their offspring. I’ve had roses flower in December, but I’ve not had them in January along side snowdrops. The final surprise was when I walked through woods on 28th January and found a bluebell in full flower!!
Have I done any gardening? No – It is far too wet and I’ll do more damage than good.

Our year begins on April 20th with a talk by Malcolm from Castle Gardens on “Medicinal and Culinary Plants” in the hall at 7.30pm. As usual there will be an auction of garden related items, a raffle and Show Schedules will be available.
Our Castle Gardens Evening Visit will be on May 18th.
The Show is on August 13th.
The A.G.M. is on September 21st.
Happy Gardening
Julie

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