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Burnham on Crouch

Garden Views

Status:Active, full but can join waiting list
Leader:
Margaret Heel Tel: 07388 153930
Group email: Garden Views group
When: Monthly on Monday afternoons

We are a small group who all enjoy gardens. We come together in each other’s houses and gardens to celebrate our successes, support each other when things don’t go entirely to plan and try to offer suggestions when problems occur. We meet monthly for an hour or two. We tour the hosts garden and talk about plants and gardens then socialise over a cup of tea.

Currently we consider our group full as it would not be possible to accommodate more people in our homes.

Monthly Meeting – Last Monday in the month at 2:30

September 2015

Five members of the group met at leader Mary’s house for a wide-ranging discussion especially on taking cuttings.
We had the usual discussion about sharing plants, seeds and bulbs before Mary led a ‘master class’ in taking cuttings around her garden. Each member of the group was invited to take a cutting home – so generous of Mary. Fuschia cuttings were taken from a stem without flowers, about 4 inches in length, the bottom leaves were stripped off and Mary also cut out the top of the cutting. The stem was put into a pot of compost and the pot went into the greenhouse. Mary uses old plastic lemonade bottles with the bottom cut out as a cover over the pot to give added protection in Winter – providing a mini greenhouse. Cuttings from geraniums were demonstrated and also hydrangeas and pinks.
-NeilF

16th February 2015

Following our inaugural meeting on 16 February 2015, members discussed and agreed that swapping ideas on gardening would be at the heart of our group. We plan to meet monthly in members’ homes and explore each others gardens, sharing ideas and tips. In time we might arrange to visit other gardens and perhaps garden centres locally and further afield. Membership is limited to 10 people and is currently full.
-NeilF