Coming up this weekend is our final meeting of 2014, which features a talk by alpine plant expert, Jim Almond: “Something for Everyone”
Jim is a keen grower/exhibitor of alpine plants, a hobby which has given him much pleasure for the past 20 years. Specialising in Primulaceae, he has a large rare bulb collection, and is also a member of the Alpine Garden Society judging panel. This talk should appeal to any audience of discriminating ‘plants-people’.
Autumn bulbs, berries and colour; summer herbaceous plants; the odd tree; fabulous foliage and the occasional shrub. Specific genera include Cyclamen, Anemonella, Hepatica, Rhododendron and Daphne – yes, something for everyone. He comes very highly recommended by other HPS groups.
Jim’s website can be found here: http://freespace.virgin.net/almond.jim/
Jim’s talk will be followed by our Christmas Party!
Our usual yuletide celebration, with festive cheer provided by the Committee’s bucks fizz!! Please bring a plate of nibbles to share, savoury or sweet, on a paper plate to avoid washing-up. Gluten-free contributions particularly welcome.
NB: No cutlery is available so finger-food which does not require heating, please. Please bring in on disposable plates. If you need to bring your food in a tin/plastic container, please unpack the food on arrival and return the container to your car. Table decorations will be very welcome.