Our speaker for September was unable to make the meeting so Ray Bailey stood in for her. Ray’s talk was “Bulbs with a Difference” and he showed us 72 of his favourite bulbs, some well known but mainly unusual species types: Tulipa Urumiensis Tulipa Praestans ‘Fusilier’ Tulipa Clusiana. Tulipa Keizerscroon Tulipa Sylvestris Tulipa Batalinii ‘Bright Gem’ Tulipa ‘Spring Green’ Tulipa ‘Yellow Present’ Tulip ‘Queen of Night’. Fritillaria Persica Fritillaria Imperialis Lutea Fritillaria Lutea Fritillaria Pallida Ipheion Uniflora Arum Albispathum Podophyllum […]


In July we had our coach trip to Attingham Park, a National Trust property in Atcham, Shrewsbury. “An 18th-century mansion and estate shaped by a story of love and neglect Built for the first Lord Berwick in 1785, Attingham Hall and its beautiful parkland were owned by one family for more than 160 years. As their fortunes rose and fell they proved themselves to be spenders, savers and saviours – providing a fascinating story of love and neglect whose mark still […]


On a lovely June evening we visited Parm Place in Great Budworth and were welcomed by Mrs Fairclough. Her garden was magnificent, full of colour, a beautiful lawn and a view to die for: