Winter Programme 2019 - 2020
we meet at St Chad's church hall, Shrewsbury usually on the first Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm except January

**Change of speaker for February. Due to unforeseen circumstances with our booked speaker this month being taken ill, we are grateful to John Scrace, plant pathologist, who will be stepping in to talk about 'Bugs and slugs, spots and rots!'

Although this covers some of the most common and damaging pests and diseases faced by gardeners, including vine weevil, lily beetle, slugs/snails, potato/tomato blight & honey fungus, John tries to keep it light-hearted!.***



 November 6th - Tom The Appleman - a talk  by Tom Adams on the changes he is making to his fruit tree nursery this year in Oswestry and about the rare heritage apple varieties he has found in recent years, which include the Gypsy King, Bringewood Pippin and Round Winter Nonesuch.  A visit to the Nursery will follow in Summer 2020.
 
December 4th - Christmas Bring and Share + a short update from Clare Andrew about the Shrewsbury-based Lovelyland Project which SOGs has supported.
 
January 8th - DATE & VENUE CHANGE Please note this meeting will be held in the Fellowship Room at St Nicholas Hall, Shrewsbury United Reform Church, Coleham Head SY3 7BJ - Creating Wildflower Meadows at Cwm Weeg - Dr Wolfgang Schaefer will talk about the creation of the 24 acres of wildflower meadows at their 15th Century Cwm Weeg farmhouse near Newtown.
 
February 5th - Five Centuries of Women and Gardens - Richard Rallings of Mynd Hardy Plants (Delbury Hall Walled Garden) gives us a fascinating insight into the influence of women in gardening.      See note above.
 
February 8th – Potato Day at Wattlesborough Village Hall
 
March 4th - No Dig Gardening Mick Poultney is the West Midlands ‘No Dig Cultivation’ expert and will tell us how it’s done with the minimum of effort!
 
April 1st - AGM + (if time) a short talk by Rachel Strivens about Edible Culture, the peat, pesticide and plastic free nursery and garden centre at Faversham, Kent.

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