Last month, I found the talk on climate change fascinating, the two things that I remember most are;- that the weather we would experience would generally become more extreme. (Think back to about this time last year when it was t-shirts, shorts and barbecues) and that there would generally be more wind. More wind there was! The village was hit by gales of wind for a period of 24 hours a week before our Spring Show. Trees and shrubs were uprooted, fences blown down and whole greenhouses completely transported into adjoining fields. The wind, combined with the cold weather meant that many gardens looked somewhat ravaged and with this in mind, (although entries were slightly lower than previous years) it was wonderful to see such a turn out at the Dyffryn and Talybont Gardening Club Spring Show yesterday.
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Sadly some flowers did not put in an appearance at the show this year, noticeably tulips, hyacinths and white daffodils. But members searched through their camellias and found blooms that were undamaged by the wind and salvaged daffodils laid low by the weather.
I really enjoyed the “exhibit of flowers not already mentioned” category – here were found some spring gems, made more precious by their diminutive size, and these shy blooms meant that there was peering, lots of peering!
22 different people won places for their entries at the show – and some of these were won by our newest members. One of our new members has written about entering the village show for the first time;- Surprises and the Spring Show. (This link will open in a new window)
Local children also entered their Spring Collages, which were very jolly and a complete joy to see.
To everyone who took part – big thanks for entering your flowers and flower arrangements and making the day such a success.
The next meeting will be the AGM, which will be held at the Harlech Golf Club on the 8th April 2013 at 6.30 p.m. and members are most welcome to attend the meeting, even if they have opted out of the dinner.