News from our WI Centenary Garden
After the decimation of our apple and rose trees by alder beetle and drought conditions during the Spring it wasn't looking good for our garden earlier in the year BUT we do have apples on the tree, rose buds developing and the beetles have gone........presumably to the alders!
The blackcurrant bush has produced more fruit than ever before and the crop has been harvested and turned into jam!
We are a lively, interested and interesting group of ladies that now meet at The Methodist Church, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AR
on the third Monday evening each month.
Visitors are welcome but we would appreciate you emailing the President, Donna Johnstone at email@example.com in advance if you would like to attend as spaces may be limited.
Just Click here for more details about our monthly meetings, events, meeting minutes and activities.
Results of voting for the NFWI Resolutions:
1. A call to increase potential stem cell donor registration - 25
2. Female crash test dummies - 7 votes
3. End modern slavery - 22 votes
4. Time to talk about death and dying - 4 votes
5. Protect our precious helium - 7 votes
Our next Monthly Meeting will be on September 21st and will also be a Zoom Meeting
Speaker: Jonathon Moseley.
"Jonathan works as a freelance floral designer, based in Derbyshire.
After leaving university he decided to pursue his love of flowers and plants; he’s never looked back since. He has worked as a professional florist for over 27 years and has become renowned as one of the UK’s leading floral designers.The world of flowers is a passion for him and he employs his love of nature and his garden as a focus for many of his designs. Jonathan is a UK ambassador for British flowers and actively promotes British flower farming and growing at all the major UK shows and events when he is demonstrating or lecturing to the floral/horticultural industry. His humorous and friendly approach make him one of the UK’s leading demonstrators, guaranteed to thrill audiences with his amazing displays delivered with speed efficiency and entertainment."
We should be in for a treat ladies! Let Donna know if you fail to get the link for this meeting in the few days ahead of it.
October 19th - Adam Partridge : auctioneer
November 16th - Annual Meeting and competition
December 14th - Christmas event with comedian, Jamie Sutherland.
STILL AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME!
VIRTUAL GARDEN TOUR
The launch of the Garden Tour for Wilmslow Wells for Africa can be accessed by following www.wilmslowwells.org
There will be a virtual tour of 17 gardens available, each one focusing on a feature which is new or which the Gardener is particularly pleased with this year. If you wish to make a contribution after viewing the gardens there is a link on the Webpage to do so. With thunderstorms forecast this may be an ideal way to see the gardens this year and I know some members are intending to watch them simultaneously so they can chat about them later.
They will be available on the website for some time after Saturday but don't leave it too late!
TO BE HELD EACH WEDNESDAY
AT 3 p.m.
Jane Rawlings is hosting this meeting which is open to all members. If you are not a regular member you will need to email or phone her in order to be invited and receive the Zoom ID and Password. Then you can show us what you are making or just join in our chatter.
Monday 14th September
Walk around Dunham Park & Dunham Massey-
10.30 am start
To be led by Sheila Parker and Jennie Banfield
Sheila and Jennie B will be taking two groups of up to 5 walkers each (10 members plus two walk leaders) around Dunham Massey golf course and Dunham Massey, meeting on Green Walk, Bowdon for a 10.30 start. Names need to be given to Sheila by September 4th in order to secure a place. Details have now been circulated to those intending to walk. If you want to register your interest please let Sheila know by email (her email is firstname.lastname@example.org. A 'reserve' waiting list will be kept in case of any drop-outs.
Available from 21st July - A Walking Quiz
based in Macclesfield town available to be done either as a family, or as a small group/bubble. It is derived from one of the ‘Treasure Trails’ – lasts approximately 2 hours, covers just over 4 miles, and you descend 108 steps. It is suitable for 6 years and over (with adult help) and you see parts of Macclesfield, and beautiful Victorian and pre-war buildings that you may not have seen before. There are several green spaces in which to picnic.
BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY 13TH AUGUST
"In a large house in London's fashionable Chelsea, a baby is awake in her cot. Well-fed and cared for, she is happily waiting for someone to pick her up.In the kitchen lie three decomposing corpses. Close to them is a hastily scrawled note.
They've been dead for several days.
Who has been looking after the baby?
And where did they go?
Two entangled families.
A house with the darkest of secrets."
The discussion will be led by Rosie Reid.
ADVANCE NOTICE OF FUTURE BOOK CLUB CHOICES
THURSDAY OCTOBER 8TH - "A HALF BAKED IDEA" BY OLIVIA POTTS WHO SPOKE AT OUR APRIL MEETING. THIS BOOK HAS JUST WON THE FORTNAM AND MASON PRIZE FOR THE BEST DEBUT NOVEL AND WILL BE AVAILABLE IN PAPERBACK IN JULY. LED BY JENNIE PALIN
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 12TH "GIRL, WOMAN, OTHER" BY BERNARDINE EVARISTO LED BY ANN THOMPSON.
PLEASE CONTACT DONNA WHO IS HOSTING THIS MEETING IF YOU WISH TO BE INVITED. OPEN TO ALL MEMBERS.