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September 2018

As the wonderfully warm summer draws to a close, our first autumn meeting was supported by a good number of our members and three new ones!   We are always so pleased to welcome new ones and we hope that they enjoyed the evening.

Stephanie, our chairman, told us of the sad news that Bud Cooper, our treasured President, had recently passed away.  He had been in poor health over the past year or so and for the first time since I have been a member of the Horti, was not able to attend our Annual Show.  He was an amazing nurseryman with a huge knowledge of growing vegetables and everything  horticultural.  When I first came on to the Committee he was the chairman and as secretary I got to know him well and learnt so much from him as I created my garden.  He was a most supportive President and was always on hand if we needed advice. We shall all miss him so much.  Our deepest sympathy goes to Beryl, Rod and Shelley and the two grandsons.

We had a great speaker this month when Roger Hirons, the Plant Doctor, came to talk to us on Unusual Plants for your Garden.  He brought with him an amazing array of these plants and his talk was fascinating, and his knowledge incredible.  We just wished he could have  continued talking for a lot longer but the Badminton Players were awaiting their turn for the Hall!!  I thoroughly recommend him to any other Societies.

Our next meeting is on a completely different theme when Tess Burrows will be talking to us about her walk to the South Pole.  Not many plants there, I guess, but  variety is the spice of life! The date is the 11th October at 7.30 in the Villge Hall.

Rozie Bradley