A Plant Historical ‘Romp’; Pie Night; Roses in Wales

Jess Jones from Llangadog Gardening Club gallantly stepped into the breach for our September meeting when Mike Thurlow had to cancel due to ill health.

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Jess gave us an informative talk entitled  ‘A Plant Based Romp through Medieval and Tudor Britain’ , describing how gardens and plants developed from being used for culinary and medicinal purposes to being appreciated as places and things of beauty; how many of the royal marriages of the times resulted in the introduction of new ideas and plants. For example when Henry III married Eleanor of Provence, she introduced the concept of courtly love and took Rosa alba as her token plant.

Jess is hoping to open her nursery specialising in the plants she mentions in her talks on Mother’s Day next year.

Seventeen of us enjoyed a social get together at the Dolaucothi Arms for a pie and pint before the meeting – many thanks to Esther and Dave for getting us sorted in good time – and for the delicious pies!

On October 19th we will be welcoming back Richard Bramley from Farmyard Nurseries and look forward to his talk on growing roses in Wales.  Richard will also be bringing plants for sale. Click here to see the Farmyard Nurseries website

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Do keep an eye on our ‘Surplus to Requirements page on the website – currently there is some free well rotted horse manure available.

Speaker Change for September Meeting

A brief follow up to the last post…………………..

Due to health reasons Mike Thurlow has had to cancel the talk he was due to give on September 21st but we do have a replacement:

Jess Jones from Llangadog Garden Club has offered to step in and give us a talk on Historical Plants and comes highly recommended by those that have already heard her talk.
Jess has studied Photography, History of Art and Horticulture, and has worked professionally as a Photographer and Gardener for over 25 years. She moved back to Wales from London 10 years ago with her family.
Her more specific interest in Plant & Garden history has brought her three other interests together in her illustrated talks, and she is currently working on setting up a small perennial nursery in Bethlehem.

It should be another fascinating talk and Jess will also be bringing plants for sale