Visit to Ken Abel’s garden

A very pleasant morning in Ken’s garden

In spite of the heat we had a very pleasant morning in Ken’s garden. The first thing to greet you on entering was the most impressive display of host as beautifully arranged and not a slug bite to be seen, after admiring these, which benefited from being kept in the shade, we rounded the corner and were confronted with the most stunning succulents, large plants with wavy leaves of many different varieties.

Every bit of space was filled with plants. At the top of the garden, vegetables were growing mixed in with fruit bushes and apple trees. The greenhouses were comparatively cool compared to the heat outside as the fans were running to stop the precious plants from overheating. These naturally had the collections of pelargoniums of all varieties. There was also a very good collection of cacti and more succulents.

At every corner nook and cranny there were plants, more hostas and succulents and all in beautiful condition. We also enjoyed coffee and homemade cake. Altogether a very worthwhile visit.

PHOTO BY: Sheila Pettett
Gardening Club in Lowestoft

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Allotment Sharing

One of our members has 2 large allotments at St Margaret Road site in Lowestoft which he shared with his late mother and her partner. He has tried to keep them going but is finding it difficult on his own. He finds gardening very therapeutic and having suffered from cancer himself he wondered if other members who have had similar experiences could join him on his allotments where they could share experiences and socialise together. Without a team to help him he will have to give up the allotments but feels it would be beneficial to all concerned to work together. For more information please complete the contact form.

Changes to membership fees

It has been agreed by both the members and the committee that the membership fee will increase to £10 per annum, In order to get good speakers we need to increase our income, speakers costs have also increased as have their travelling costs. The entrance fee will remain at £1.00 with first time guest free of charge.

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