Speaker, Jeremy Wilson, is a life-long professional gardener, working as head gardener in many parts of England before settling in Kingsbridge where he runs a camellia nursery. Fragrant plants are top of his 'must-have' lists. His first illustration was of a colourful long border, remarking that to walk through a flower garden is good, but to walk through a scented garden is even better. Scents are more than a sensory response – they evoke memories of people and places. For him, lilies of the valley would always bring back memories of his grandmother.
Single Bloom or Stem: Exhibitor's choice
Pot Plant: Flowering or Foliage
Flower Class: 2 Sprays of Berries or Autumn Foliage
Vegetables: 3 Carrots or Potatoes, or Exhibitor's choice
Fruit: 3 Dessert Apple
A club that exists to socialise and share ideas and expertise in gardening. From September to April meetings involve talks from outside speakers, competitions, seed swaps, plant sales. In December there is a Christmas buffet meal. Spring Show in Long Sutton Village Hall in March, when members can show off their skills. From May-July there are organised garden visits, including a coach trip. Members also benefit from generous discounts at two Garden Centre groups. New members of any skill level welcomed.
Day of week: second Tuesday of month, 7- 9.30pm.
Venue: All Saints' Hall, Langport