Welcome

Welcome to the website for Dyffryn and Talybont Gardening Club.

We are a friendly and lively garden club serving Dyffryn Ardudwy and surrounding areas. Our meetings are held on the second Monday of every month in the Church Hall in Dyffryn Ardudwy at 7.00 p.m.

We have a varied programme of speakers throughout the year covering a wide range of gardening and horticultural related topics. We also arrange at least one ‘Garden Visit’ during the summer months.

The skill level of our members range from husband, wife or partner of a gardener to expert – so all levels of expertise are welcome; please do not feel you have to be a ‘good gardener'”!

A highlight of our yearly programme is the summer show, which takes place in August at the Village Hall in Dyffryn Ardudwy. We also put on a Spring Show in March (in the Church Hall).

Our membership fee for the year is £5.00 and this covers your entry into the monthly meeting, with tea and coffee provided. At the monthly meeting we hold a raffle. There is also a sales table, where members may donate plants, spare produce, home-made jams. The monies raised by the sales table goes to our chosen charity. Each year the club supports a local charity, and currently it is the Air Ambulance.

If you would like to know more about our gardening club, please do not hesitate to contact me using the contact form.  If you would like to pop along to one of our meetings as a guest, I would be delighted to meet you, ‘show you the ropes’ and introduce you to other members. If you are holidaying in the area and would like to come to one of meetings, we would be happy to welcome you as a guest.

If this is your first visit, please use the buttons under the picture at the top of the page to explore our website. The most recent events will be found under ‘home’.

I look forward to meeting you.

Karen Hall,
Chairman,
on behalf of Dyffryn and Talybont Gardening Club.

Recent Posts

Getting quizzical

Our first meeting of 2018 was the return of the highly enjoyable quiz. It wasn’t a particularly nice night, but a good number of members turned up, ready and waiting to show (or explain away) the extent of their gardening knowledge.

How about a few test questions? Answers are at the end of the post.

Trivia:
1. Charles Darwin described this carnivorous plant as the most wonderful plant in the world. What is it?
2. Harry Wheatcroft was a renowned breeder of what?
3. Aspen is from what family of trees?
4. What is pomology the study of?
5. Britain’s oldest botanic garden is found in which town?

6. Which two plants, when crossed, form the hybrid Tayberry?
7. What name was given to the UK campaign during World War II encouraging people to grow their own vegetables?
8. Which fairly widespread plant can, if touched, cause a serious chemical reaction when the skin is exposed to UV light?

And how about some common names for these?
9. Buxus sempervirens
10. Helleborus niger
11. Aesculus hippocastanum
12. Leucanthemum ‘Superbum’
13. Spartium junceum

14. Salix babylonica
15. Hyacinthoides non-scripta

And then some anagrams for ‘gardening-related things’, which had us scratching our heads – unless we had experienced crossword addicts on the team…
16. Bra Where Owl
17. Tailor Curl Hut
18. Teapot Dose
19. Frank Gored
20. Tattoos Weep
21. New Corset

Hearty congratulations to Team Tomato, who won. Highly appropriately, as one of the first questions was ‘the “love apple” is the original name for what?’. Yes – the tomato.

Answers:
1.Venus Fly Trap. 2. Roses. 3. Poplars. 4. Fruit. 5. Oxford. 6. Raspberry x Loganberry. 7. Dig for Victory. 8. Giant Hogweed. 9. Box. 10. Christmas Rose. 11. Horse Chestnut. 12. Shasta Daisy. 13. Spanish broom. 14. Weeping willow 15. Bluebell. 16. Wheelbarrow. 17. Horticultural. 18. Seed potato. 19. Garden fork. 20. Sweet potato. 21. Sweetcorn.

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