Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 19th November when Jack Swan will talk about Narcissi & spring flowers in Andalucia.

Start time 7.30 p.m. as usual at Chorley Cricket Club

We meet every month at Chorley Cricket Club (see "events page" and location map on "contact us" page) for talks, presentations and social evenings. Visitors are always welcome.
The annual Flower Show held on 7th September proved once again a great success with exhibitors up to 78 and 730 exhibits, the highest number for many years. Photos of the event and prizewinners can be found on the Flower Show pages

Gardener's Question Time - 17th October

The meeting featured the ever popular Gardener's Question time and Barbara moved on to introduce the panel chairman, our President Glyn Gregory.

The Society Chairman, Barbara Joyce opened the meeting with a round up of recent and forthcoming events including the forthcoming November lunch.

 

Questions initially stayed with with strictly gardening matters such as storing gladiola corms, choosing plants for waterlogged ground, pruning figs and taking root cuttings before moving on to some wider ecological issues such as reducing plastic in the garden, recycling plastic plant pots and the merits of organic gardening.

Members clearly enjoyed the evening and displayed a high level of knowledge themselves in the questions, answers and debate which ensued.

 

This year the panel featured Mo Sawyer, Roger Whittle and John Prior who were presented with a wide range of problems and issues for answer and debate beginning with some well chewed rose leaves that the panel decided was probably attributable to sawfly. 

Our next meeting will be a talk by Jack Swan on the flowers of Andalucia.

 

June McGuire (Secretary)

 

Congratulations to Iris Smith and her team, working in partnership with Chorley Council and Chorley Building Society, for securing a Gold Award in the Small City category of the  2018 Britain in Bloom competition for the third year running. Good luck for 2019 - results will be announced in November.