Ceramics in the Garden – Press release

Once again chairman Tony Bowers welcomed all present to the meeting on 9th September stating that apologies had been received from those unable to attend.

A suggestion had been made that the Spring show could be held on a Saturday instead of Wednesday. A vote was taken and this will be discussed at committee.

Although the summer holidays have finished, the Christmas dinner will be at Min Y Mor Barmouth. More details in due course.

Monthly gardening advice was given by Guy Lloyd. Time to plant hyacinth bulbs in bulb fibre in time for Christmas and to prune and remove old raspberry canes.

The evening’s speaker on ceramics in the garden was local man Alan Gaydon, who was accompanied by his wife Lynette. Mr Gaydon stated that pots come in various shapes, colours and textures with salt glaze ones able to withstand frosty conditions. They can introduce colour into the garden and do not necessarily need to be planted, but if so, the pot must not distract from its contents. Ceramics can also be placed in ponds to reflect light, or table tops can be made from pieces of clay tiles.

A most entertaining evening with the vote of thanks given by the chairman.

Winners of monthly competition Christine and Roger Pickard.

Next meeting 14th October with Dr Judy Fox from Cambridge talking on “A brief history of botanic gardens.” Competition a historical garden item. New members most welcome.

Sian Ward

Press Officer