AGM, SUPPER & QUIZ; UP-COMING MEETING & IGPOTY WINNER

We had an excellent turnout of members for our AGM in January. Reports were made describing a successful year in every respect – interesting talks, enjoyable visits, an increased membership and a healthy financial state. The incoming committee members were warmly welcomed and our new Chair, Julian, gave grateful thanks on our behalf to the retiring committee members, Daisy as Chair, Margaret as Treasurer and Anne as a meet and greeter, for all their hard work over the last few years. He then gave Daisy a gift from the club members.

Once the club business was concluded we all set too to enjoy the ‘shared plate’ supper.

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Derek then entertained us with another of his mind stretching quizzes, testing our general knowledge and more critically our ability to remember it! We all had a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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Our next meeting is on February 15th (this coming Wednesday), when Joseph Atkin from Aberglasney will be giving us an informative talk on Plants for a West Wales Garden. Coincidentally Joseph coming now is remarkably good timing as the results for the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY) have just been announced. The International Garden Photographer of the Year is the world’s premier competition and exhibition specialising in garden, plant, flower and botanical photography and this year Nigel McCall has won the Beautiful Gardens section with a stunning photograph of the wooden bridge at Aberglasney – click here to see the photo. Not only that but 2 other photographs he took of Aberglasney were selected, one as a finalist  (click here) and the other Highly Commended (click here).

PLANTS WILL BE FOR SALE so remember to bring some extra cash!

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COTHI GARDENERS – AGM AND QUIZ

COTHI GARDENERS – AGM AND QUIZ

Cothi Gardeners reviewed 2014 and started our new gardening year with our AGM and New Year ‘bring a dish’ supper on January 21st. Twenty five members of the club gathered at the Coronation Hall, Pumsaint for the evening to hear Chairperson Daisy expertly steer us through her report, the finances, and the election of the committee members for the coming year. We were given tantalising hints about the good things planned for 2015, for example a ‘Growing Challenge’, an inspirational garden visit and a website and blog.

After the formalities of the business part of the meeting we all relaxed over our ‘bring a dish’ feast and were entertained by Derek’s ‘slightly easier than last years’ quiz! It was an enjoyable evening marking the start of the new gardening year.

We are an enthusiastic and friendly bunch of gardeners who meet on the third Wednesday of every month in the Coronation Hall Pumsaint at 7.30. Members pay £12 for a year and visitors are most welcome for £2 per visit, which includes refreshments.

Why not join us for our next meeting on March 18th at 7.30 when the speaker will be Paul O’Neill. He will give a talk intriguingly titled ‘The Last Cow-the making of a NGS garden at Llwyngarreg.

The April meeting is about ‘foraging products’ and will be given by Jade Mellor from Wild Pickings who was featured in a recent Country Living magazine article.

We look forward to welcoming both familiar and new faces in March. More information available from Daisy on 01558 650829 or Elena on 01558 685321.