Gardening: Gardening Diary.Saturday, October 23 Thornton and Crosby Gardeners' Club, hot-pot supper, St Luke's Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 7. 45pm.
New Brighton Flower Arrangement Society, competitive show, United Reformed Church
Cheshire and North Wales Orchid Society, annual show, Memorial Hall, Northwich, 10. 30 am -4pm.
Saturday-Sunday, October 23-31 Ness Botanic Gardens Ness Botanic Gardens has evolved since Arthur Kilpin Bulley 1861-1942 began to create a garden in 1898. In 1948 his daughter Lois gave the Gardens to the University of Liverpool, parts of the garden are open to the public. External links
Monday, October 25 Rainford Horticultural Society, talk, Designs in Your Garden, by A. Shaw, Rainford North End Club, Springfield, 8pm.
Tuesday, October 26 Padgate and District Flower Club, demonstration, Escape to Eden, by Pat Murphy, Youth and Community Centre, Station Road, 7. 30pm.
Bebington Flower Society, demonstration, Connectivity, by Mandy North of Warrington, Victoria Hall, Higher Bebington, 7. 45pm.
Thursday, October 28 Formby Horticultural Society, talk, Spoons and All, by Jack Sheppard, Luncheon Club, Brows Lane, 7. 30pm.
Friday, October 29 Cheshire and North Wales Orchid Society, meeting, St Marys Church Hall, Handbridge, Chester, 7. 45pm.
Thornton and Crosby Gardeners Club, talk, Alpine Plants, by Peter Cordall, St Lukes Church Hall, Liverpool Road, Crosby, 7. 45pm.
Sunday, October 31 Chester and District Chrysanthemum chrysanthemum (krĭsăn`thəməm), name for a large number of annual or perennial herbs of the genus Chrysanthemum of the family Asteraceae (aster family), some cultivated in Asia for at least 2,000 years. and Dahlia Society, Chester new millennium show, Walkers Plant Centre, Huntington (opposite Saighton Camp), 1-4. 30pm.
Ness Botanic Gardens, lecture, Paramo pa·ra·mo
n. pl. pa·ra·mos
A treeless alpine plateau of the Andes and tropical South America.
[American Spanish páramo, from Spanish, wasteland.] Plants: An Introduction to the Alpine Deserts of the Ecuadorian Andes, by Mark Duffell, Ness, South Wirral, 2pm.
Please send club diaries and gardening queries to Peter Surridge, PO Box 37, Hoylake CH47 5XG.