Please contact Janet & Fred Greatorex    02 43 02 92 38

Next meetings

March 2018 – note change of date!   Friday 30  23

At 7p.m. in Room 1 at Espace Grimaldi, Mayenne

1st Half. Back by popular request. Peter Kidd will talk about butterflies in the garden

2nd Half. Fred will enlighten us about “mini beasties” in the garden – invertebrates. The good, the bad and the ugly.

No charge. Translation into French if necessary.

Please let Janet & Fred know if you would like to attend


April 2018 – Friday 27th

In Room 1 at Espace Grimaldi, Place des Halles, 53100 Mayenne, starting a 7:00 p.m.

This is the meeting we should have had in February, but which was postponed because of snowy weather.


Malcolm Casson will give a talk about growing salsa ingredients.

During the first half he will be giving us an illustrated talk about the Legacy of Christopher Columbus. His accidental discovery opened up Europe to an ever-increasing range of flowers, fruit and vegetables from the Americas, transforming traditional diets.

We shall have a short break to taste a selection of “salsas” (do bring one of your own if you would like to add to the choice) .

In the second half, Malcolm will give you all the information you require to help you to grow all the best ingredients for making salsas.


June 2018

Date to be confirmed :  Visit to garden of David Marsh



We are continuing to use Premier Seeds Direct and they are maintaining a price of 75p per (normal sized) packet (plus a very small amount towards postage).

All orders must come through Janet & Fred to qualify for this reduced price.

Choose your seeds from then send your selection to Fred & Janet at


If anyone is interested, BBC Gardeners World has a good website;  and the Gardeners’ World magazine gives free access to a “What to do now” section. This is a week by week breakdown of things to do for fruit, flowers, veg, in the greenhouse and in the garden in general. There is also a “How to …” section.


Looking back

The inaugural get together took place on 19th April 2012 when 30 members gathered at David and Maryke’s home, to chat about what the club might do.

Click  previous meetings to see what the gardening club has been up to.


Gardening Group Contact:

Janet & Fred Greatorex   02 43 02 92 38