Chairmans Blog


We have enjoyed some lovely Autumn days, with some good spells of sunshine and good spell of weather to work in the garden. I still have several bulbs to plant, looking over my shoulder to see if the squirrels are watching! They seem to have an amazing instinct to dig up the best ones! I was delighted to see the Village Hall full of members to welcome Sue Burns from Batsford Arboretum, near to Moreton in Marsh. Most appropriate at this time of year as it is probably at its best. She gave a brilliant illustrated presentation highlighting the amazing collection of rare and beautiful trees from all over the World, many from the Far East. Batsford holds the National Collection of Japanese Flowering Cherries and has many species of Acers so this is a good time to visit if you want to see the Arboretum ablaze of fiery red leaves and berries from the collection of Sorbus. Wheelchair users can access the paths quite easily and are not charged. Also Tramper Mobility Scooters can be hired to explore the wilder parts. The visitor Centre has been much improved so it is well worth a visit to check out these new improvements and perhaps to enjoy a cup of coffee or lunch in the balcony tearoom/restaurant. Well I think some more sunny weather is forecasted for the next week or so, enjoy!

Next meeting Tuesday 7th November 7.30 for 8pm - we welcome Shirley Roberts presenting 'Black Gold' . Do join us, we are a fun, friendly club and you are very welcome.