The Valentine's Day panel of Simon Tetlow, John Kealey, Keith Webb & Albert Bailey inevitably turned their attentions to the planting and care of roses. Here aggressive pruning, mulching, feeding and the value of planting bare rooted specimens in a suitable soil was agreed by the experts.
There was little disagreement amongst them, especially when the eradication of invasive weeds such as mare's tail was discussed.
We benefitted from all those dedicated years of experience and were introduced to 'microwave' gardening, not for the excellent pies for supper, but for preparing compost.
A very enjoyable and informative evening enjoyed by all, many thanks to the social and fundraising committee for organising the event. We raised £575 for church funds and are grateful for everyone's support.