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What a great start to our gardening Spring season!
A record turnout and fabulous talk on a ‘Rose by any other name…’ by Jacquie Strasser. Wonderful pictures and such a wealth of information. Readings from other members and we even sang to the music of Nat King Cole’s ‘Rambling Rose’ to end the talk.
Talking of roses, we are now ready to start up our Special Interest Groups for the year.
The Rose and Vegetable groups are a very important part of the IGC, usually meeting once a month at a member’s house throughout the summer, although last year we saw a drop off on interest during July and August. It was sooo hot and dry! If you are interested in growing vegetables or roses please let us know at the next meeting, when there will be more information.
Our next meeting on Thursday March 12th, will be the AGM followed by a pictorial presentation by Meryl Evans on all last year’s talks and events. A good reminder for those who attended and a taste of what we get up to for new and potential members.
Annual subscriptions for 2020 will be due, no increase on previous years so please bring your €20 to sign up! We really appreciate the correct amount to help our Treasurer.
This will be my last meeting as President. I have had a wonderful time and thank my committee for all their hard work and support. I leave the club in good hands, with a full and exciting programme for the coming year.
Given the extreme conditions for all our gardeners this year every entry was to be congratulated.
List of the winners in each class follows the Photo Gallery below.
Winner was Meryl Evans
Winner was Lynda Creegan
Best in Show - Carelle
3 x Tomatoes - Meryl Evans
6 x Beans -Joy Collett
3 x Potatoes - Joy Collett
3 x Courgettes - Carelle Sherwood
1 lettuce - Gary Shipley
1 squash or pumpkin - Meryl Evans
Basket/box of 5 different vegetables- Lynda Creegan
Most unusual vegetable - Carelle Sherwood
Mixed herbs - Carelle Sherwood
Plate of fruit (s)- Sue Bateman
1 stem rose or roses - Carelle Sherwood
Vase or arrangement of flowers - Carelle Sherwood
Jar of fruit jam or conserve - Cilla Pickett
Jar of chutney or pickle - Helen Eyles