November Meeting – Beat the Drum!



Our next meeting is on Monday 4th November and our speaker is Christine Skelmersdale. 

Christine has been an enthusiastic gardener since childhood and has been the Managing Director of Broadleigh Gardens, a nursery which specialises in smaller bulbs, woodland and foliage plants for 40 years. The 5 acre garden is open every weekday for a charitable donation.

Author of ‘Creative Gardening with Bulbs’ (1989), Christine writes articles and reviews for, amongst others, The Garden, The Daily Telegraph, Gardeners’ World Magazine and published “Gardeners Guide to Bulbs” in July 2012.

Christine was a member of the Council of the Royal Horticultural Society for 11 years. She was a member of the Gardens Committee, with special responsibility of Rosemoor, for 12 years and is Vice Chairman of the Bulb Committee and a member of the Daffodil and Tulip Year Book Committee.

Tonight’s talk concentrates on the story of the drumstick allium and introduces some exciting new cultivars as well as offering advice on cultivation and planting combinations.

As usual the the venue for the evening is Colwall Village Hall and complimentary refreshments will be available from 7:00pm. Talk starts at 7.30.

The evening is free to members or £5 per visitor. Annual membership (which runs from January to December) is £15.