Steve Routledge was the speaker when Sutton and Barnby Moor Gardening Club met at Barnby Moor Village Hall on Tuesday 1st November. Steve and his wife Paula run a gardening centre called Floral Media based at Caunton in Nottinghamshire.
The subject of the talk on this occasion was the taking of cuttings and pruning – a subject close to every gardener’s heart. A variety of plants was on display, some for sale, some used in a pruning exercise later as the talk progressed.
Steve explained in general about pruning and told that hard pruning will not harm the plant but may restrict flowering the following season. Pruning of fruit trees were also demonstrated on the night, with help from the audience, and a question-and-answer session followed.
A very informative talk with members gathering a lot of information and confidence as the advice given was clear and positive and seemed to be absorbed by those present.
The next meeting of the gardening club will be held on Tuesday 6th December and will be a Christmas workshop. Further details available from email@example.com.