In October Clays Horticultural Society held its 19th AGM, with 46 members attending. Finances are in a healthy state, but the rising cost of good quality speakers means that subscriptions must rise to £15.00 per annum with a meeting cost of £3.00. All members felt that this is still very good value for money. Subscriptions are now due!
In the last year, members enjoyed a few trips out including to the new RHS garden at Bridgewater, Manchester.
After the election of officers, the varied programme for 2022-23 was announced. This includes speakers giving advice on subjects such as pruning, growing flowers for cutting, climate change effects on horticulture and the care of orchids.
The Society is also planning visits to Renishaw Hall and the Harrogate Flower Show. The successful Open Gardens venture this year is to be repeated next June, coupled with a scarecrow competition for all village residents of Wheatley and Sturton (you have been warned, so get your thinking caps on!).
A holiday is being organised to Dorset from 12th to 15th June. The base is Weymouth, and an exciting array of visits is just being finalised. There are still spaces available so book now! Open to non-members!
Member Jennifer Keyworth instructed everyone in festive wreath making in November and members are looking forward to more Christmas celebrations with the annual lunch at Ye Olde Bell.
January’s meeting will start the year with a bang in more ways than one when Sam Millard will relate the story of the Rufford Poachers. At this meeting, members will have their final opportunity to submit questions for Steve Lovell who will, hopefully, be able to provide ‘All the Answers’ in February.
Clays Horticultural Society would like to wish all readers compliments of the season. Any queries, please contact Christine Crowther on 01427 884882.