Next meetings

Friday 31 March

At 7:30 in Grimaldi Building, Place des Halles, Mayenne

Maurice Gerard, who is co-author of the Atlas Floristique des Pays de la Loire will give an illustrated presentation about “La Flore de la Mayenne”.

This promises to be a really interesting evening and will be our first presentation in French (English translation for those who need it). M. Gerard is a member of the UTL Gardening Group, with whom we have had visits.

The event is free, but donations are invited towards refreshments.

Please advise Janet/Fred (02 43 02 92 38 or if you would like to attend by 26 March.


Tuesday 25th April
At  2 pm at the home of Avis Kidd, Les Barries, Lassay Les Chateaux

There will be a demonstration of small spring flower arrangements.
Numbers will be limited, so please book early (02 43 02 92 38 or
Avis will start by explaining basic rules & tips, conditioning, using oasis correctly etc
and then let everyone have a go. She will show a few alternative decorations.
If people have small containers they would like to use (max. 10cm wide by 5cm high) please bring them along.  Also if they have small flowers and greenery they would like to use.  These will be available anyway.



We have decided to change our seed suppliers to Premier Seeds Direct (on ebay) and have negotiated a price of 75p per packet (plus a very small amount towards postage). All orders must come through Janet & Fred to qualify for this reduced price. Our first order has been executed; if you still needs seeds, please contact Janet about any possible second order this year.


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