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Thursday, February 26, 2015

St MABYN GARDEN CLUB

Our Feb meeting was on an especially chilly night so how glad we were to hear Sandra Goodswen talk about hot/sunny Morocco! A regular speaker at our meetings, Sandra photos were – as always - top notch and we enjoyed pictures of her trek through an area of Morocco from Marrakech to the coast. Much of the route was on foot but assisted by donkeys who carried the baggage, including the camping equipment and the mess tent!
The up and down and sheer drops of the walking were reminiscent of the SW coastal path! However scorpions, juniper groves, peach and orange tree orchards, Berber head gear, jacarandas, cacti and snow covered mountain backdrops were somewhat different to Cornwall!
We learnt about Moroccan terrace farming and irrigation, saw various types of “hedgehog plants” which had adapted to the anti social conditions on the mountain slopes and we admired her daily   walking schedule.
An interesting talk beautifully illustrated by her photography.
Many thanks Sandra.

Our next garden club meeting is on Wed 11th March when Martin Lake of Cornwall Compost at Tintern Manor St Tudy will be talking to us about his business and products at 7.30 in St Mabyn Village Hall.  As always, visitors are very welcome to join us.
A polite reminder to club members that as Spring isn’t too far away, we have again started to sell plants at our meetings, so please bring any spare cuttings, seedlings, plants etc – all to boost club funds!
Also, arrangements for our annual club outing (by coach) on Wed 20th of May are almost finalised so book your place at 11th March meeting.
Happy gardening – but wrap up well!
Greta DF
Sec St Mabyn Garden Club.

01 208 841160

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