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.