Wild Flowers and Orchids

A talk by Roger Hance FRPS

Members enjoyed a presentation this month from award winning photographer Roger Hance.

Roger, who is based near Colchester, is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, FRPS. He has been involved with photography for over 30 years.  His portfolio includes a huge range of images of people, places, plants and wildlife.

For Waveney Gardeners Club Roger chose as his topic, `Wild Flowers and Orchids’. As you might imagine, his words were illustrated by a beautiful selection of his own photographs.

Roger talked members through images from his trips close to home in Essex and East Anglia as well as further afield, such as those in the Peak District and beyond. He presented images of plants and insects in diverse habitats, including woodland, open countryside, seaside and limestone pavement.

A particular interest, if not passion for Roger, are the many and varied species of orchids found in the UK such as the Man Orchid, Military Orchid and Bee Orchid.

Rogers work can be seen on his website https://rogerhancefrps.com/galleries

As usual, members enjoyed a break for tea and biscuits. The Treasurer reminded everyone of the importance of bringing raffle prizes and participating in the raffle to support payment for the venue. Raffle prizes related to plants, gardening or produce from members gardens are particularly welcome.

The March meeting will be the members spring show. Details of the schedule for the show can be found on the front page of WGC website.

PHOTO BY: Debbie Amor
Gardening Club in Lowestoft

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It is with great sadness that one of our staunchest members have died. Our sympathies go to his family and partner Marion.

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.