News from the Chairman

Our AGM took place on 27th March and the committee was re-elected en bloc. We do however urgently need a new member to take over from Ann Prince our society secretary when she moves from the area later this year. Also more committee members would be welcome to help spread the workload of the current members. If you feel you could help us in any of these roles please contact chairman Jenny Harding (phone 01297 444034). Following the AGM Pam Corbin, assisted by Jane Godfrey, gave a talk and demonstration of cooking with wild garlic. This plant, which is in plentiful supply at this time of the year, can be used to make many interesting dishes. Pam demonstrated how to make delicious garlic muffins, a tasty pesto, and mouth watering stuffed garlic using only the leaves from this woodland plant.


Saturday 18th May – Spring Plant Sale and Coffee Morning from 9.30am to 12noon at Uplyme Village Hall – one of the most popular events in the society’s calendar. Come along and enjoy a coffee, maybe a bacon roll or a cake and a chat; restock your garden from a wide range of bedding plants, shrubs and perennials plus many unique garden features generously donated by members and friends of the society all at gardener-friendly prices. If you have plants and garden items you would like to donate to the society  please bring them along.  The hall will be open to receive your donations, to help fund our Summer Show and Country Fayre, from 8am on the morning of the sale.

Wednesday 22nd May – Talk: Carnivorous Plants – cultivation and natural history by Dennis Balsdon 7.30pm Uplyme Village Hall. Members free, non-Members welcome £2.

Thursday 30th May – afternoon visit to Manor House, Beaminster CANCELLED. The owners of this venue are unable to accommodate visitors at the moment. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our members.