Holmes opened with a moving tribute to Elizabeth Daukes
who was always a staunch supporter of the club. My personal
memory is of a friendly face above prize Winning blooms.
Next we saw evidence of a Happy Holiday in Scotland, visiting
gardens of great variety. Two were immaculately formal whilst
others luxuriated in a profusion of foliage and flowers.
Caroline and Richard Poyntz Wright also displayed their Cumbrian
cottage Garden ... rabbit raided .
A complete contrast to the green radiance was a holiday in
the Antarctic enjoyed by Diane Balchin where vivid blue skies
and icebergs were the back drop to wild life dramas of unbelievable
Then Jill Fry produced her spectacular of the fires on Thursley
Common. Frightening shots of leaping flames 2 taken by Brian
Bond and aerial vistas of blackened bog ringed by growing
wreaths were superseded by those of the grey aftermath.
Unbelievably within a few weeks there was evidence of
new life - fungus spiders the shooting of roots and seeds
sprouting up into the mouths of rabbits.
We then left each with a copy of Brian Deaville's latest devilish
quiz. Answers in April.
Next months lecture will be How Does your Garden Grow by Mr
A Butler on Monday 12th February 2007. So
into the New Year.