Don Witton’s presentation,People, Plants, Pleasure and Passion, was a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining talk with humourous anecdotes and colourful slides. Don, who re-invented himself after a long career as a teacher, is a specialist on euphorbias and we heard his amusing tales about the TV crew filming him for a Gardeners World programme. More information can be found on his website. http://euphorbias.co.uk/
|Sue G’s assorted Salvias for late Summer colour, although tender, include Amistad, Joan, Black and Blue, Super Trouper,Mexicana, Patens|
|Carol brought her biennial Tragopogon (Salsify) which she grew from seed and the attractive Gladiolus murielae|
|Ann’s container of orange and red included Persicaria Fats Domino, Golden Arrow, Dahlia Charlie Dimmock, Tithonia, Hersperantha, Erysimum Apricot Delight, Antirrhinum and Rudbeckia.|
Kate brought some Anemone Blanda, wondering which way up to plant them
|Caroline brought our attention to this publication|
|Judith’s Fuchsia Genii|
A few Friday Forum members have successfully applied Thelma’s tip for propagating from basil plants bought at the supermarket. A delicious, fresh and free addition to Italian cuisine.
Save landfill sites by recycling household waste at the Kirkstall waste recycling site which has now re-opened and accepts a wide range of unwanted goods for its shop selling recycled goods.
The new council nursery has opened http://www.leeds.gov.uk/leisure/Pages/Parks-and-Countryside-Nursery.aspx
20th October: Harvest Forum. Please bring prepared food for Members to taste which will be one of the various activities scheduled for this meeting. An indication of allergens and vegetarian/vegan would be helpful.