There are some good things coming up this year – and there were some great things which happened since the autumn show, and our previous post. We had a wonderful Christmas party, with some challenging gardening competitions and fantastic food cooked by all the members, but we also had some great talks.
In September, Bill Warrell took us behind the scenes at a garden many of us thought we knew well, Bodnant – and we all immediately wanted to go back and explore it again. In October we learned how to use electricity in the garden without injuring ourselves in a talk from Paul Gregory, the local electrician. Then in November Rob Booth, the Living Landscapes Officer for Conwy and Gwynedd, talked to us about conservation work on nature reserves in the area. This was fascinating – understanding more about the importance of rough grazing, or learning about efforts to support the bats at Gwaith Powdr. Everyone enjoyed themselves enormously.
A quick note: we’ve changed the format of the website and blog slightly (it was the domain of Karen Hall, but as she is our Chairman at present, it has been delegated to Kate). All the recent events will be found on the blog, under the ‘home’ tab – and it should also be the landing page, the first page you see. The programme will be shown at the side (unless you’re viewing this on a mobile device), and can also be accessed via the relevant tab at the top. The other tabs contain information about the shows including – and this is important for the spring show – details of the daffodil classes. There’ll be some more developments coming up – watch this space!
Finally, let’s just have a quick picture of some lovely things most of us are beginning to see popping up in our gardens: