Programme 2005

January 8 Small plants under tall trees Dr. Brian Dockerill, chairman of the H.P.S.
February 12 Gardens in Trust Dr. Murray Mylechreest
March 12 Pests, diseases and disorders Howard Drury
April 9 Fragrance in the garden Don Everitt
May 21 Easy alpines Glenis Dyer
June 11 Pruning shrubs and their after-care Duncan Coombs
July 16 The Canadian Rockies Jack Swan
August 13 An introduction to the world of ornamental grasses Des Martin
September 10 Alpine Flowers in the Southern Queyras, French Alps. Dr. David Arthey
October 8 The tenth anniversary of the birth of the group. Finger buffet lunch provided to start at 12.30pm.  No contribution required.

1.30pm Diana Standevin from Smithy Cottage, Market Drayton, Shropshire, will talk about the creation of the garden and its plants.  She is an avid collector and the garden is known for the huge number of plants it contains.

2.30pm. approximately.  tea and cakes will be served and the members of the original steering committee will give us some insight as to how the Group was formed and what was entailed in doing it.

Entrance of 1 and raffle will be as usual, but no plant stalls.

Diana Standevin
November 12 The Royal Gardens, Windsor Jeff Bates
December 10 Christmas Party - meet at 1pm and bring a plate of food to share followed by a talk on Plant Associations Roger Smith

All indoor meetings are held in Drakes Broughton Village Hall at 2pm unless otherwise shown on the programme.  Members of the Worcestershire Group pay 1 per meeting.  Visitors are very welcome to attend and pay 2.  For special events we may charge more.  Visitors will be expected to attend the Group if they attend regularly.  Membership is 2.50 per annum.