Gardening club

The club resumed after the summer break in September 2012. During the summer several planned outings were enjoyed by members/friends.

June`s visit was to Enid`s garden with lunch at the Gemrock Museum.
July took us to Wetlands in Leswalt with lunch at Dunskey.
In August our outing was to Logan Gardens to coincide with the annual plant sale.

Our first speaker was Andrew Jarrott from Galloway Forest Park. Andrew is responsible for forestry, environment and heritage. Accompanied by slides he delivered a very interesting and informative talk on the history and management of the park. He also spoke about some of the wildlife and Dark Sky status. We also had a plant swap and enjoyed tea and chat.

Our speaker in October was Gaby Reynolds from Dunskey. Gaby spoke about plants of the Levant using slides to illustrate her talk and explained which plants can survive our climate. Again we enjoyed sharing plants from our gardens.

Our speaker for November was Margaret Finlay. Her demonstration (Floral class) had a Christmas theme then an opportunity for everyone to try their own arrangement.

December Christmas dinner is at the “Shimla” Barrhill.

Proposed speakers for 2013 are:

January – Heather Budge-Reid, Chief Executive, Gardening Leave (Auchincruive)
February – Andy McGarva, favourite vegetables
March – One of our members, Moira McAlpine “Creation a Lendalfoot Garden”
April – AGM, plant swap, quiz, time permitting

We meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month in Pinwherry hall at 7.30pm. We are always delighted to welcome new members or visitors who care to come along for the evening.

Anyone who is interested and would like further information please feel free to contact any of our members or committee:

Pat Spence Chairperson 821373
John McAlley vice chair 841198
Jill McAlley treasurer
Roger Pirrie 841 644
Moira McAlpine 831122
Margaret Bean secretary 841635