Saturday 17th September: The new season

The new season of Somerset HPS meetings starts on Saturday 17th with:

The 50/50 Plant Sale, followed by

Charlie Pridham, Climbing Plants

Hall opens 9.30am.  Plant Sale 10.00am.  Lecture 11.00am.

Charlie and his wife, Liz, run Roseland House Nursery in Chacewater, near Truro in Cornwall, where they hold two National Plant Collections: Clematis viticella and Lapageria rosea. They also grow a great range of other exciting climbing plants and conservatory plants, so this talk should inspire us to cover that bare wall or fence in something unusual and interesting.

The 50/50 Plant Sale prior to the lecture at our September meeting each autumn is a popular event. The Group keeps half the money taken and returns the other half to the seller. The hall will be open from 9.30am – 10.00am to receive your plants.

Please ensure that each plant has two identical labels, both of them bearing the name of the plant, your name and the price. One will be removed so that the amount you are owed can be totted up and given to you at the end of the meeting, when you can also reclaim any unsold plants and your labels (tip: write in pencil on the labels so that they may be reused).

Selling will take place between 10.00am and 11.00am, at which point the lecture begins. Offers of help with selling on the day would be most welcome.

Charlie Pridham will be bringing plants for sale. Members may also pre-order plants direct from Charlie and he will bring them to the meeting. Email or call 01872 560451 to pre-order.