Saturday, 27 August 2011

Gardeners Question Time

We found a winning format with Gardeners' Question Time - which attracted one of the biggest audiences we've had for our monthly Wednesday evening meetings. The quality of our gardening panel was a big attraction.

(l to r) Hamish and Sheena Lamond, well known show vegetable and fruit growers from Coupar Angus; Chair, Anne Steel Newtyle; Pippa Clegg from Kilry Gardening Club, a fan of herbacious perennials; Ali Bruce (formerly Pathhead Nursery) commercial horticulture lecturer, Dundee College; Rex Brennan, soft fruit specialist, James Hutton Institute (formerly SCRI).

The panel spoke with enthusiasm, expertise, practical experience of local conditions and humour and their words inspired the audience to go home and, like Robert the Bruce, 'try and try again'.

We had a small plant stall and swap table, which helped to circulate garden favourites around the countryside. the evening brought in over £150 for ENKCA funds.

Linda Brown thanked the gardeners for their wisdom, the chairwoman for her able perormance in the hot seat and Fiona Brown and Elma Shaw for decorating the hall with their floral displays.

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