At their meeting on Monday, January 18, members kicked off their new year with a talk from Jill McMasters, Morton Nursery, titled - The Nursery Journey.
Jill told members that her dream to open her own nursery had started 13 years ago. She informed members that her initial planning application to start a nursery, had been turned down because the building she was to use, was listed, built in 1502 and “A Princess Margaret had stayed there. It took Jill two and a half years to obtain planning permission.
The project is now blossoming and it is a nursery well worth visiting, especially if someone wants to buy unusual plants. Jill, who has won gold medals at many of the prestigious flower shows, has a wealth of information which she is willing to share, for all gardeners from novice to experts.
The next meeting is on Monday, February 15, in the recreation room, Beckingham, when the speaker will be Neil Timm from The Fern Nursery, talking about The life of a Landscaper.
Future speaker meetings are: Monday, March 21, Rhododendron and Camellia - Will Murch from Ellicar House, Gringley on the Hill. April 18, Victorian Violas - Rob Chapman from Lincoln.
All meetings start at 7pm in the recreation room, Beckingham.
For more information contact Pat Hooton: 01427 890357.