Monday, 12 September 2016

"A late summer garden has a tranquility found no other time of the year." - William Longgood

Talk:  Developing an orchid rich wild meadow or lawn

Jeff Hutchings presented a fascinating talk on establishing orchids.  Jeff, aka the orchid man is the only commercial grower in the UK and is involved with projects to reintroduce native orchids into meadows and larger areas of farmland.
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Display Table:
There was plenty of colour on the display table.

 Jenny brought  Bupleurum falcatum, a short lived perennial

Kate’s Japanese Anemones include Honorine Jobert  ,Whirligig, the pink Pamina, Pretty Lady: Susan, and the double Dreaming Swan and Persicaria including Blackfield, Orangefield, dichotoma, Alba, Affinis, Firetail and Pink Elephant
Janella’s jug of white plants contains Cosmos purity, Japanese Anemone Soeur Thérèse, hydrangea, white phlox, viburnum, Shasta daisy, myrtis glasnevin gold, mint and euonymus.  She also brought along a book, Losing the Plot by Andrew McIndoe, which gives tips on making gardening easier as we get older.

 Dorothy’s small purple orchid

Peter’s orchids including the yellow Oncidium

Gill brought Phlox, turtle haired Chelone, Hydrangea, willow gentian, crocosmia Severn Shimmer and Itea ilicifolia, 

Elizabeth’s herbaceous clematis, rudbeckia, eucryphia nymansay, hydrangeas including quercifolia and Annabelle

Notice Board:
As the present Treasurer of Friday Forum is stepping down at the end of the year, there is a vacancy for this post.
Donations of prizes are requested for the Paxton Show which will be held on 24th September.
Peter’s two pieces of decoupage have brightened our walls

Next Meeting:
16th September

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