The Gardening Group met on 12 October 2022 to discuss a number of topics relevant to getting the garden ready for winter. No one know exactly what sort of winter it will be, but there has been a good crop of berries so far.
Attention turned to the conservation of pots, with some having a poor experience with terracota pots in the past. Discussion of different materials and techniques was helpful to all those present. And with winter and pots being discussed, it was also an opportunity to look at flowering bulbs and how to get the best from them. There was also advice on how to preserve dhalia tubers, and how to get your Amaryllis to flower again.
We finished with an attempt to find the variety of this particular dhalia flower which one of the members had brought in for that purpose. We think that it may be “Firebird”.