Category: Special Interests

  • Fragrant Rose Bushes in Bushey Garden

    Fragrant Rose Bushes in Bushey Garden

    Our Gardening Group made an afternoon visit on Wednesday 10 July 2024 to the Rose Garden in Bushey, Herts. Just a 20 minute drive from our base in Kenton, we arrived at the Rose Garden in Bushey and parked in the large car par on the opposite side of the High Street. Once at the…

  • Investigating the Slugs This Year

    Investigating the Slugs This Year

    Following on from the AGM and the Summer Social, the members of the Gardening Group met at a nearby home to talk about their experiences in the current hot spell, and the difficulties everyone has been suffering from with the explosion in the number of slugs. The Soil Association has published a Guide to the…

  • Our MOTO group goes out together!

    Our MOTO group goes out together!

    Things are quite busy in MOTO (Members On Their Own) Group this summer. Let’s hope that we get some nice weather as well. We are always on the look out for modestly priced tickets, particularly for matinees and concerts. We welcome any suggestions for events and opportunities to get together at quieter times. At the…

  • Fascinating Bushes in Bushey Garden

    Fascinating Bushes in Bushey Garden

    Our Gardening Group set out for a visit to a fascinating garden in nearby Bushey on Wednesday 12 June 2024 at the Reveley Lodge Gardens. There were many specimen plants and trees to see, and there was also a ‘medicinal’ bed containing some plants which were marked as dangerous to touch – fortunately our Risk…

  • Listing the Gardening Jobs for May

    Listing the Gardening Jobs for May

    Our Gardening Group met on Wednesday 08 May 2024 for another catch-up session on the jobs in the garden that need to be done in May. There was input from the BBC Gardeners’ World magazine, and from the Gardeners’ World Spring Summer Planner, both listing jobs that can be attended to right now (if only…

  • The March of our Gardening Group

    The March of our Gardening Group

    Our Gardening Group met on Wednesday 27 March 2024 for an update on what is happening in our gardens and an update on the tasks that we need to be completing before the end of the month. We had instruction on how to get our amaryllis bulbs to flower in subsequent years – it is…

  • Gardeners Sewing the Seeds of Success

    Gardeners Sewing the Seeds of Success

    Our Gardening Group met on Wednesday 28 February 2024 for a session on sewing seeds for flowers and vegetables during February and early March in preparation for the coming summer. We had a Master Class video providing a series of tricks and techniques to get germination started and then successfully care for the seedlings as…

  • Photography Group Starts Developing

    Photography Group Starts Developing

    Our new Digital Photography group started with its first meeting on Tuesday 06 February 2024. The session started with descriptions of the equipment that the group members are using, and their experience of photography. Some were very experienced, and others were beginners, but that provides the “u3a advantage” for all to learn from the experience…

  • Getting the Garden Ready for 2024

    Getting the Garden Ready for 2024

    Our Gardening Group met on Wednesday 24 January 2024 in the afternoon, and gave some thought to the tasks that they ought to be working on during the month of January. We had a number of YouTube videos to watch dealing with the best way to keep Poinsettias growing until next Christmas, and how to…

  • Winter Social Sells Out Again

    Winter Social Sells Out Again

    On a bright and sharp winter’s day, our Winter Social event on 20 December was completely sold out. The Committee running the event had done a first class job with the food, ensuring there was plenty of food available for all, carefully labelled between Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian and Gluten free. The bar was open in the…