Do you have horticulture/ gardening problems that you want to discuss with other likeminded gardeners?
We are a group who have had experience of gardening over many years but still don’t know everything.
There is always something new to learn.
Each meeting will have a basic agreed short list of subjects that we want to talk about but with any opportunity to go off at tangents with questions or comments.
We will also encourage members to give short talks on any subject that they have particular experience with illustrations where possible.
We also encourage plant and seed swapping and visits to each other’s gardens and Open Garden Events.
I have gardened all my life from being encouraged with my own small plot from a very young age by my father. I have no qualifications in this subject but a lifetime of experience and trial and error, reading garden related books and now Google. I was self-employed for nearly 30 years along with my husband, Frank, running a Ceramic Sculpture business selling my work at large Craft Fairs. Before and after my experience was in marketing, public relations and running a Business Centre adjacent to Bournemouth Airport. In 1986 we moved with our family to Verwood from Godstone in Surrey as we wanted to get away from the rat race of Surrey. Each house that we have lived in has had a completely different type of garden including my present one which had only moss/grass everywhere when we moved in. It is very different now! I joined the Verwood U3A 4 years ago when I retired and have met a wonderful large circle of likeminded friends which has kept my brain active and never having time to brood over retirement.