See: - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001l6cb/gardeners-world-2023-episode-6
For Frances leading Gardeners' World
At our July meeting Frances Tophill
will be talking about: -
"Creating and maintaining a wildlife garden"
This is a ticket only event.
Members £15, Visitors £20, Tickets from
Elaine at email@example.com
Frances is a gardener, TV presenter (on Love Your Garden and Gardeners' World) author, environmentalist, conservationist and crafter
Plant and Vegetable Stall
At every meeting we hold a plant and vegetable stall where members bring their spare produce for others to buy.
Grab a bargain
Poynton Garden Club has been established in Poynton for over 50 years
We continue to be a friendly group of like minded individuals who enjoy our gardens and the wider environmental world
Our speakers encompass a varied range of horticultural topics and our aim is to be informative while keeping the fun in gardening
We are delighted to welcome visitors to our meetings
Coach trip to
Arley Hall Garden Festival
Jazz band, vintage cars, plant sales,
and much more a great day out
Tickets £24 from Elaine at firstname.lastname@example.org
this includes the entrance cost
At our May Meeting
Jane Allison from Mayfield Plants
"A country walk"
Jane Allison from Mayfield Plants returned to give us another of her well received talks. This time her theme was, “a country walk.” She used some of her extensive collection of personal pictures of wild plants to relate how wild flowers influence us as gardeners. She explained that if we understand the environment in which we find a particular wild plant grows it will help us to place its cultivated relatives in our gardens.
During the talk she gave us snippets of information about wild plants use in herbal remedies for balms, ointments and tisanes. She also included literary references to Shakespeare and Hardy and the plants that they included in their work.
Her walk took us through country gardens with plants such as lady’s mantel, sweet william, lupin, delphinium and rosa rugosa. From there she strayed into churchyards, with their undisturbed areas, that might have cuckoo pint, hawk bit and yarrow. This was followed by a seaside path where she showed thrift, samphire, pineapple mayweed, and slender thistle. Then it was down the banks of a canal, with cow parsley, willow herb and gypsy wort. After this came the country lane and honeysuckle, deadly nightshade and hearts ease. From the lane she took us into meadows with lady’s bedstraw and its uses in dyeing cheese or killing lice in bedding, then comfrey for bruises, convolvulus, dog rose and stitchwort. The walk finished in woodland where there are foxgloves for use in eye and heart treatments, ramsons for flavouring food, bluebells, white dead nettle, yellow archangel and scarlet pimpernel.
There were many more plants shown often with humorous asides which kept everyones’ interests. A fascinating talk.