Thursday, 27 July 2017

Second Garden Visit of 2017

Garden Visits
Although it rained in the morning, it had cleared by the afternoon and Friday Forum members were able to appreciate the gardens (and refreshments) of Norma, Caroline and Sarah.
Unfortunately I was unable to be there, but Norma kindly sent some photos to show what I missed


Next Meeting

4th August:  A presentation on Hostas by Sue Proctor who will bring plants for sale.

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Mini Summer Show

The number of entries for Friday Forum’s Mini Summer Show was most encouraging.  Judging was carried out by Tony Booth and Graham Wheatley, with Gill Evans judging Class 8, assisted by Dorothy as Steward and Rose as Show Secretary.
CLASS 1: One bloom HT Rose
 First prize:  Eric

CLASS 2: One Stem Floribunda Rose
 1st Prize: 

CLASS 3:  One Stem any other Rose
 1st Prize

CLASS 4:  One vase Sweet Peas
 1st Prize:  Judith

CLASS 5:  One vase Pinks
 1st Prize

CLASS 6:  One vase cut flowers, judged for frontal effects
 1st Prize:  Margaret Denton

CLASS 7:  One pot plant

 1st Prize:  Norma
CLASS 8:  Flower arranging – Take Five Flowers

 1st Prize:  Sue Gray

Display Table
Graham’s Regal Pelargonium Judith
Judith brought a attractive Oxalis, from which some members have already taken successful cuttings

Judith’s rescue plant from a Pound Shop which she has nursed to full health but must wait for it to flower before it can be identified

Janella’s Echinacea
 Dorothy’s Lily which she grew from a scale
Notice Board

Graham reported that the Paxton Summer Show and Plant Sale was well attended and he thanked everyone who helped.
Date for your diaries:  2018 will mark the 50 year anniversary of the Paxton Building and a celebratory lunch will be held on Saturday 16th June with a talk on Joseph Paxton.
A grant has been acquired for the renewal of the drive of Paxton Hall and work will commence soon.

Next Meetings

21st July:  Visits to gardens in Horsforth.  Please see our Garden Visits 2017 page for full details.
4th August:  A presentation on Hostas by Sue Proctor who will bring plants for sale.