Programme 2022

Covid Rules

Welsh Covid-19 rules in existence at any time will be followed. 

Last meeting report (May) by Richard Cain

There was a splendid turnout for our May meeting with Janine Thompson, speaking on the subject of Epimediums.  We welcomed several new members and visitors and hope you enjoyed your first meeting with us.

 

Prior to the meeting a presentation was made to Ros & Los Hammerton, marking  their outstanding contribution to the club over the last ten years. They were presented with a digital weather station, which delighted them, describing it as an inspired gift choice!

 

Janine's talk then comprehensively covered all aspects of growing, positioning and caring for these lovely woodlanders. She showed us a full range of species and included new varieties and breeding programmes. At the end of the talk Jacqui offered a vote of thanks and brisk trade followed with the plants Janine brought with her quickly purchased by keen members!

We look forward to seeing many of you this weekend at Dolaeron.

Next event.....  

Saturday 14 May from 2.00pm

Garden Visit - Dolaeron, Crymych SA41 3QT

Alma and Edward Stanford invite members and their friends and families to visit Dolaeron. There is a large woodland numbering thousands of trees, mainly planted since 2007, which we visited about 10 years ago. Shrub, fruit and vegetable gardens, set in rural landscape. Short and longer walks, please wear suitable footwear. Refreshments. CLUB PLANT STALL at this event.

Next meeting.....

Wednesday 8 June at 7.30pm

'Reclaiming a Regency Rarity' with Angharad Phillips

We welcome Angharad Phillips, Project and Administration Manager of The Regency Restoration Project at the National Botanic Garden of Wales to tell us all about it. The task, which took five years to complete at a cost of more than £7 million, is the largest of its kind undertaken in Wales and includes two new lakes, bridges, dams, cascades, a waterfall and extensive network of paths, all set in 300 acres of wooded parkland. It has recreated one of the finest Regency water parks in Britain; transforming the fabulous landscape back to how it was when it was created in the late 18th and early 19th century for William Paxton, in what is now Waun Las National Nature Reserve.

Saturday 25 June at 2.00pm

Garden Visit - Wernrhos, Newchapel, BONCATH SA37 0EN

A 3.5 acre garden, set in woodland, and formerly the gamekeeper's cottage for Cilwendeg Mansion. Heather-Jane & Richard retired in 2018 and the former nursery has been turned into a kitchen garden. Large pond, orchard, hosta, fern and hardy geranium collections, shrub and herbaceous borders. Art Studio open www.hjart.co.uk. Come and see how the garden has changed since the club last visited in 2012. (Parking is limited to 10 vehicles. Please arrange to car share from Boncath Village Hall)

Wednesday 13 July at 7.30pm

'All About Herbs' with Andy Cook

Our good friend Andy Cook of Rhoshill Garden Plants will present an updated talk on propagating, growing on, pest control and an A – Z of the herbs he grows. There will be a selection of peat-free grown and naturally maintained herbs for sale.

Wednesday 10 August at 7.30pm

'Native Plants for your Garden' with Carly Green

Carly Green, a graduate horticulturist works at the National Botanic Garden of Wales and has her own nursery. In 2018 she was responsible for restoring the Conserving Wild Plants area at the Gardens and her talk will focus on the benefits of growing more native plants, and the National Nature Reserves in Wales and their importance.

 

Wednesday 14 September at 7.30pm

'Gardeners under cover – non-human input' with Mike Snow

We welcome back Mike Snow who will enlighten us on the unseen heroes who keep the soil fertile and in good heart. Bacteria, fungi, mites, beetles, worms, slugs and snails, all usually out of sight but busy keeping the habitats and our planet functioning. He has a wildlife friendly garden and is an advocate for re-wilding.

 

Wednesday 12 October at 7.30pm

'The Treasures of Tadjikistan and Uzbekistan' with Bob & Rannveig Wallis

Bob and Rannveig Wallis were plant hunting in Central Asia before the pandemic and this illustrated talk starts on the border with Afghanistan and goes via Samarkand and Tashkent to the Chatkai Range. This is the centre

of Tulip and bulbous Iris development and also features Fritillaria and Corydalis. Superb photographs and an excellent speaker.

 

Wednesday 9 November at 7.30pm

'Costa Rica' with Julian Cremona

Julian Cremona’s brilliant photography brings this small country’s amazing wildlife and flora to life. Dense broadleaf evergreen forest, palm trees,

mangroves, mosses, orchids and tropical plants as well as monkeys, sloths, anteaters, snakes and iguanas.

 

Wednesday 14 December

Christmas Social

To be advised

 

Wednesday 11 January 2023 at 7.30pm

'Cardigan Bay Honey and Bees' with Ceri Morgan

Ceri Morgan has been keeping bees for more than 20 years, with his hives located around the Teifi Valley and in coastal areas. Renowned for his natural and gentle bee handling skills he and his family produce a variety of lovely, pure Welsh, wild flower honeys and beeswax products which will be

on sale at this meeting.

 

Wednesday 8 February 2023 at 7.30pm

'Back Garden Biodiversity' with Malcolm Berry

Malcolm Berry, the Dreaded Gardener, a professional horticulturist, explains how to provide for the needs of biodiversity in a garden situation. He will describe the best habitats and how to manage them and some of the plants that he finds useful to grow.

 

Wednesday 8 March 2023 at 7.30pm

'My Very Succulent Story' with Howard Drury

Howard Drury last came in November 2016 and this new, beautifully illustrated and informative talk explains his fascination for succulents, his vast collection and where they come from, new plants and plant breeding. He will have a selection of rare and hard to find, but easy to grow, succulents for sale.

 

Wednesday 12 April 2023 at 7.30pm

AGM

Digital Weather Station