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!