The Cothi Gardeners meeting in July was entitled Saving Our Magnificent Meadows. This Lottery funded 3 year project is aimed at targeting 9 areas of wild flower meadows and grassland across the UK, raising awareness of the plight of such rare and fast disappearing special places and giving the public access and information. The talk was given by two National Trust employees based at Llanerchaeron who are involved in the part of this UK wide scheme in Ceredigion. Several National Trust farms in the county are involved in the project and we were given information about how they are tackling the problems of bracken and over grazing in order to encourage greater diversity of flowers in the grassland.
More information can be found at http://www.magnificentmeadows.org.uk/
Anyone interested in meadows locally can find out more on the Carmarthenshire Meadows website by clicking here.
Meadow at Cwmdu
The Cothi Gardening Club has much to look forward to in the coming months.
The August meeting on Wednesday 26th at 7.30pm is the Members Medley
The meeting will kick off with a review of the “Tomato Challenge”, so please bring a selection of fruit if you have them! Then there will be short presentations in 4 areas of the hall, followed by a buffet style refreshment. Can you please provide a plate of savoury or sweet items, drinks will be provided by the Club.
The intention is to have a casual, informative meeting sharing our knowledge/ skills and disasters!
At our September meeting on the 16th the talk is entitled South West China-Sourcing plants for our Climate and is given by the well known John Shipton.
Looking to the following month of October we are very pleased to welcome Dr Noel Kingsbury the internationally known writer about plants, gardening and the environment. He is giving his popular and entertaining talk entitled, Women, Men and Gardening at 7.30pm on the 21st. Entrance to this event is £5 (free for members) including refreshments.
Please see our events page for more details
Guests and prospective new members are always welcome, so do come along and join us.