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Sunday, December 04, 2011

Gardening Club

Our Gardening Club guest speaker for November was Lorraine Turnbull who gave us avery interesting and amusing talk with slides on Autumn and Winter colour in the garden. We were shown a selection of trees and shrubs, including Liquid Amber and Himalayan Birch. The latter reaching up to 60 feet, not one for small gardens! Moving down to a more managable size the beauty and autumn colour of the red/yellow/bronze leaves of the contorted hazel, maple and acer palwatuas. There were a good number of plants offering three distinct phrases of growth ie: flowers, leaves and then berries. These provide interest throughout the year. Now is the time to dig through your gardening books on those dark winter nights. For the smaller plants cyclamen and heather give a lovely show.
Many shrubs need a severe pruning to prevent them from overwhelming their neighboring plants.
It was a very informative talk and members left with a clear idea of what could be planted to give plenty of autumn and winter colour.

We start the new year with Tony Brown speaking on Tidying up the Winter Garden onWed 11 January 7.30pm St Mabyn Village Hall.
For more information about forthcoming meetings and member please contact Angela Bunney 01208841511. Have a Happy Christmas and best wishes to all for the New Year 2012.


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