November 2017
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Dear all,
Many thanks to all those who joined us at the Lovell Quinta arboretum last Tuesday afternoon. The rain cleared shortly after we began the tour and although many of the deciduous trees had lost their leaves there was still a wealth of colour in the variety of evergreens, acers, dogwoods, crab apples and other fruiting trees and shrubs. Many of the areas are planted with spring flowering bulbs and a “snowdrop walk” takes place in February. The summer colour is also well worth seeing. Visitors are welcome to make their own way around the area.

Our next talk on Tuesday December 5th is by Razvan Chisu aka “The Transylvanian Gardener”. His theme is “Fifty Shades of Green”, looking at the variety and versatility of foliage colour and shape. Razvan has created exhibitions at the RHS Tatton Park flower show for the Hardy Plant Society. At a time when there are fewer flowers in the garden, this should prove to be of great interest to all of us wanting to fill those winter gaps. Mince pies and light refreshments will be served by the committee after the talk.

The “drop in / coffee and chat” meetings at Cafe Aroma, St. Chad’s church hall, are an opportunity to catch up with HGS members in between the main meetings, on an informal basis. Whether you fancy a chat, would like to ask plant advice (or offer it), make suggestions for future meetings or just have a change of scene, please come along. All welcome! The next one is this Friday, November 17th, 10.30 – 11.30.

David Gilbert has asked me to mention that there are still a few outstanding subscriptions (£10.00 for the year). He will be happy to collect these at the December meeting. He also has a few more copies of the Sutton’s seeds catalogues.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next month, if not on Friday.
Regards, Sarah.

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