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December Garden Colour 9

Don’t forget tonight it is the talk via Zoom from Barlaston Garden Club – Wednesday 9th Dec at 7.30pm from the Head Gardener of Wollerton Old Hall (Market Drayton) which featured on Gardeners World twice previously.  Talk is entitled ‘The Fragrant Garden‘. To join the meeting please contact them via their website www.BVGClub.co.uk or email them at BVGClub@outlook.com.

Meanwhile a Rudbeckia is still flowering in a sheltered spot –


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December Garden Colour 8

Our plant today is the Sedum – or Hylotelephium as the botanists have renamed it. Even the leaves add a splash of brightness as they turn a golden yellow. And once the wind, rain and frost have done their worst the different shades of brown (especially in the sunshine – if only) are still colourful. The red seeds of the Crocosmia are adding to the colour in this photo too.

Don’t forget to sign up for the FREE talk via Zoom from Barlaston Garden Club tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7.30.


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Virtual meetings

Before we post our seventh December photo we have news from Barlaston Garden Club. They are hosting their meetings via Zoom and would like to invite everyone along:-

We are having fortnightly casual meetings and occasionally an expert speaker.   Our next expert talk is on Wednesday 9th Dec at 7.30pm from the Head Gardener of Wollerton Old Hall (Market Drayton) which featured on Gardeners World twice previously.  Talk is entitled ‘The Fragrant Garden‘. If you’ve not used zoom before we have a trial/test run event on Tuesday 8th at 7.30pm.
To join the meeting on Wed or the trial on Tues, please contact us via our website www.BVGClub.co.uk or email us at BVGClub@outlook.com
If you are unable to use zoom, you can also either: 1 – See part of the meeting via our FaceBook page – or 2. You can dial into the meeting from a telephone line.
If you want to see a short highlights video of our fortnightly casual meetings click here https://youtu.be/JDAaBA-roYc. We may also run a Christmas gardening quiz, so would be nice to have other clubs involved.
Please forward this post onto any friends or other local clubs who might be interested in joining the talks for free. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us, we’d like everyone to be able to participate.

Over on our Photo Gallery page we now have a slide show of our Autumn garden pictures. Our seventh December photo is of the few Cotoneaster berries the blackbirds haven’t eaten – yet.

Don’t forget to contact Barlaston Garden Club to join in with their FREE meeting on Wednesday.