As we were not able to hold our normal May meeting, it was decided to have a photo competition instead of the 'real thing'.
Members were invited to send a photo of 'one spring flowering plant in your garden'. These were then judged anonymously by our President. Thank you to all who took part, and we received a total of 17 photos. The first three places are as follows with the other entries below -
1st Place - Tulip 'Cairo' - Roger Whittle
2nd Place - Saxifrage 'Southdown' - Barbara Bidwell
3rd Place - Clematis 'Guernsey Cream' - David R Brown (our treasurer, not the other one!!)
Due to the ongoing situation, and following recent Government advice, the meetings of the Society in April and May have now been cancelled.
The visits to ‘Hazelwood’ in May and Arley Hall Garden Festival in June have also been cancelled.
The Annual Plant Sale of the Society in Chorley Town Centre planned for the 9th May will not now take place.
We will keep the situation under review and keep you informed of decisions regarding our meeting in June and future meetings.
Meanwhile we must all try to keep safe, perhaps taking advantage of some extra time in our gardens, and hopefully we will all be able to meet again later in the year.
Barbara A Joyce
Chorley Flower Show
The annual Flower Show run by Chorley Council in Astley Park has been cancelled for this year.
The Council is now working with the Society planning a virtual flower show with on line competitions and details will appear here shortly
Britain in Bloom
At our November meeting Iris Smith announced that Chorley in Bloom were recently presented with another Gold Award for the Small City category making it 4 years in a row. Other awards were; a level 5 for the Community garden, a level 5 for Rookwood garden at Chorley Hospital and a Gold Award for Astley Park in the Large Parks category.
She gave an update on current projects, which include the allotment and the stumpery, and said that anyone wishing to volunteer to become involved in the projects would be very welcome.
May Photo Competition Entries