We were delighted to welcome back Pat Inman who gave us an illustrated talk. Her presentation was a virtual catalogue of plants which do well and look good in our gardens giving us flowering time, height and spread, hardiness and aspect. Our wish lists for plants has now trebled.
|Alma’s stunning pot of Iris Lady Beatrix Stanley|
Gill brought a pot of Iris Painted Lady, and examples of what is presently in her garden including Cyclamen coum, Geranium Spring Fling showing its spectacular foliage, Pulmonaria, Sarcococca and various Snowdrops
|Marjorie brought one of her many Orchids and offered the offsets to members|
Not exactly Display Table material but picture this, if you will! Jenny told us of research done in a Californian university which shows that sitting for too long can age women.
Wendy then told us about the publication Strong Women Stay Young by Miriam Nelson which describes half hour long exercises to be carried our twice weekly to replace fat with muscle and reverse bone loss. Wendy went on to demonstrate a couple of the exercises and all Friday Forum members, men and women, joined in. Definitely a missed photo opportunity.
3rd February – Friday Forum AGM, Free raffle and Gardeners’ Question Time, so please have your questions ready. Any diseased leaves, bugs etc in plastic bag or jar please!