At last, the days are getting longer and warmer and the keen gardeners of Leverton and District Garden Group are busy planting flowers and vegetables. Unfortunately the pests and diseases that plague gardeners are in the wings waiting for their annual jamboree. In May the cavalry arrived in the form of Liz Webster, of Garden Blooms Nursery, who helped members to identify the enemy and find ways to work with nature to limit the damage to our plants. Liz’s talk was well illustrated and her wealth of knowledge left group members feeling confident about using biological controls.
Liz brought a variety of her plants for members to see (and buy if they wished) and the quality was good evidence of her pest control credentials. The new season was marked by the re-emergence of the green table, where members bring their surplus plants, in certainty they will find new homes.
The summer months bring a change to the group’s usual meetings. There are garden visits planned for both June and July and in August a couple of members will open their garden for a social evening. Anyone interested in joining the group during this time should contact Richard on 01427 884448.
The group’s usual meetings will resume in South Leverton Village Institute in September, when the speaker will be Don Whitton talking about ‘People, Plants, Pleasures and Passion’. Everyone is welcome at £2 for members and £4 for non members.