Gardening

Convenor: Sheila Thomas

To contact Sheila, please email salfordu3a@gmail.com marking the subject line of your email ‘FAO: Sheila Thomas’.

Venue and Time: The Gardening group will until further notice meet at 10:00-11:30 on the last Tuesday of the month at Eccles Congregational Church.

The Gardening group is popular and if you are interested in joining, please contact Sheila.

We are a group of people with varying abilities and skills, who are interested in growing plants. We exchange cuttings and also perennials when they need to be divided. It is lovely to be reminded of friends by plants as you walk round your garden.

The visits to gardens are very enjoyable, mostly ones which look good all the year round; we usually go by coach in late spring or summer and these trips are much appreciated. Sometimes we use each other’s cars for a nearer garden like Fletcher Moss or Bents private garden.

At the end of the year, we get together to plan a list of topics for the following year’s meetings.

We are a very friendly group and you can be sure of a warm welcome.

Gardening Programme 2021

DateTopic
Sep 24Sharing advice on splitting plants, collecting seeds
and taking cuttings
Oct 26Visit to RHS Bridgewater ( free to Salford
residents on Tuesdays, although proof of this is required)
Nov 30Re- cycling. Ideas on using re-cycled materials,
up-cycling in the garden and compost making
Decno meeting

You may also be interested in:

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) website has a wealth of gardening related information or, for information on the largest gardening project in Europe, why not go directly to the RHS Bridgewater page.

Also, whilst we eagerly await our return to freedom, the National Garden Scheme website contains over 190 wonderful gardens that can be visited virtually.