Constantine Cornwall

A very peculiar gardeners’ year

Many gardeners will say that as winter approaches, it is the end of the gardening year. Others advocate that it is the beginning and you will yield the results next year due to the preparation done now. Whichever camp you belong to, this year has certainly been a testing one for most of us. Who would have thought that 2020 would end in such a way.

The society has not met since the last AGM and it will most likely not meet again until after the next one would have been held in 2021. We must all wait and see what the future holds prior to any further interaction.

The committee has decided that all Membership annual subscriptions paid in 2020, will be honoured for 2021. Let us hope that we can meet, have gardening talks and plan future events as soon as s reasonably practicable.

As keen gardeners we know that now is a great time to collect seed ready for next year.

As society members can we try to collect a few varieties from our garden so as things get back to normal we can try and get a community seed swap scheme for Constantine going in 2021. It will be a big project to initially start, but I’m sure with our collective knowhow wecan make a success of such a scheme.

The Facebook page is there for us all to use, to share ideas, ask questions and post pictures of plants and our gardens. For thosewithout a Facebook account I’m more than happy to administer any content that you wish to be included. For those wishing to have photographs included please send them via an attachment in a JPEG format, not via a Word or Pages document.

As this issue covers November and December, albeit it may be a little early for some, may I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Peter Wilson