Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Forum News

Display Table
 Elizabeth brought some clematis including Perle d’azur, herbaceous clematis Compassion, a yellow tangutika (which produces lovely seed heads after flowering) and Polish Spirit.

Marjorie’s pink and white Cosmos

Dorothy’s Cosmos
Jenny’s Fuchsia Blue Angel
 This bouquet includes Hydrangea Blaumiese and Rotwein, Altromeira, Rose Plantain, Veronicastrum with its tall spires,Chicory, Filipendula andTriteleia

Janella’s insect house is appropriate for all manner of insects

 Gill's succulents

 James F’s fig

 Dorothy's Eucomis pineapple
 Ann's unusual Sansevieria cylindrica

Cookridge Scarecrow Community
James entertained us with the stories behind his collection of scarecrows, mainly homemade from upcycled materials and inspired by the poem  The snowman and the scarecrow.

 Captain Ahab which is going to be part of a garden gate


Notice Board

Graham and Rose suggest that Friday Forum have a competitive display of fuchsias at the Yorkshire Show next year.  We would need to decide soon and get growing.
Dorothy has places available for her trip to Inverewe and Attadale in Wester Ross, Scotland, departing 16 May for 5 days.
Flower shows:
Look out for Calverley Flower Show at the end of August and CookridgeAnnual Show is to be held on Saturday 12th September 2015 at the Methodist Church Hall in Cookridge.  There are classes in Cookery, Flowers, Vegetables, Fruit, Photography, Arts and Crafts. Ring Katherine on 0113 2671858
Date of next meetings:
21st August:  Garden Visit to Valley Gardens, Harrogate (see Visits page)
4th September:  Talk by Peter Walker - Wacks Wicked Plants (check out http://wackswickedplants.co.uk/ for a taster)