We had our third full Zoom Members’ meeting on Tuesday 18th of May, and happily saw lots of smiling members join us.
Our speaker for the month was Chris Hickey a very knowledgeable plant and vegetable grower, having worked for Frosts Garden Centre for some 16 years. Chris told us she got her love of gardening from her Father, he had “green fingers” and specialised in growing Dahlias and Geraniums. Chris herself has a compact and very colourful garden along with an allotment for growing vegetables. We were given lots of tips on which type of composts to use, growing and storing bulbs, types of Clematis and one of her favourites, the Alstroemeria flowers/plants.
Regarding vegetables Chris suggested members could put some compost into a container, set some lettuce and spring onion seeds, then when they grow the leaves can be freshly picked as and when required.
Chris was a very entertaining speaker and considering she was suffering from a bad back she still kindly joined us from her granddaughters bed, for which we were very grateful.
Still on the subject of gardening, here are some lovely words from Daphne with supporting pictures from her garden.
‘Having experienced exceptionally hot weather after so much rain over previous weeks it inspired me to take a few photos of the wonderful blooms just showing their colourful faces to bring us joy and a smile on our faces. We live in a great area with lots of places and gardens to enjoy; so enjoy the outdoor life and explore our surroundings.
OUR NEXT ZOOM MEETING IS ON TUESDAY 15TH JUNE AT 7.30PM WHEN WE HAVE SPEAKER KATE KIRK TALKING ON THE SUBJECT OF:
CICILY SAUNDERS THE CAMBRIDGE PHENOMENEN
Kate Kirk is a writer and communications consultant . She currently focuses on management and entrepreneurship, and is co-author of The Cambridge Phenomenon: 50 Years of Innovation and Enterprise. A niece of Dame Cicely, Kate volunteered at St Christopher’s Hospice in her youth. She is also a trustee of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Cambridge and volunteers for the hospice in a variety of roles.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL FOR ANOTHER GREAT EVENING