Newsletter, September 2021

Issue 153, September 2021, of the Newsletter is in the post and should be with members very soon.

There was a slight delay so as to include a reminder that the Dublin Plant Sale has had to be cancelled because as the premises was not available due to concerns re Covid 19.

  • Mary Forrest, Chairman, has “A Note from the Chair”
  • Stephen Butler and Brendan Sayers announce great news on Irish heritage plants and National Collection status within Plant Heritage
  • Lorna MacMahon writes of the “Stars of the Damp Garden”
  • Agnes Peacocke has a report on the 39th Annual General Meeting
  • Paul Maher tells on his and Edel’s work in “Reviving the Garden at Ballinagam”, Edel’s parents’ holiday home in Co. Wexford. – to be continued.
  • We have an introduction to the society’s new treasurer, David Grayson, a long-time member
  • Nicola and Peter Milligan give an overview of “The Rodgersias”
  • Robin and Ann Kane tell us of “Echium candicans” which grows spectacularly well for them in their Waterford garden.
  • Rae McIntyre wonders about “Hydrangeas: Love or Loathe”
  • “Members’ Memories” takes snippets from past issues of the newsletter featuring Charles Nelson and Helen Dillon.
  • Michael Kelleher tells us of “My Favourite Chrysanthemums”
  • “Grow an Irish Plant” brings four more interesting Irish plants to our attention.
  • Debbie Bailey wants us to “Save Your Seeds” so she can spread them about through the Society’s free Seed Distribution scheme.
  • Paddy Tobin reviews a selection of gardening books in “Worth a Read”
  • “Society Snippets” has short and interesting news items.
  • Brendan Sayers and Carmel Duignan fondly remember Ed Bowden and Angela Jupe and they certainly “Will be Missed”
  • “Out and About” has reports from members on garden visits (yes, there were a few!)
  • “Dates for your Diary” is just that – notes on upcoming events.

Well done and many thanks to contributors and editor for another excellent issue!