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Committee

Meet our all-volunteer committee

The Committee is made up entirely of volunteers:  9 women and 1  brave man:  we do the  fund-raising,  we review and decide on the grant applications to the Trust, award the grants, and follow-up with the recipients..

Everyone on the committee is a keen gardener, and understands the excitement and delight,  as well as the trials and tribulations, that a garden can bring. There is just one professional gardener amongst us, along with a former nurse, a banker, a florist, and people with all sorts of different experiences, including those with first-hand understanding of the impact of disability on people's lives. Instead of posting everyone's mug shots, the committee have posted their favourite flower, and if you run the cursor over the flower you can find their personal 'best gardening tips'.

Always mulch heavily in spring.
FELICITY - Lily
Chairman
Keep a camera/your phone with you when gardening so you can photo what things look like when they're not in season.
ANNA - Dahlia
To save your delphiniums from slugs, sprinkle a ring of horticultural grit around plants: slugs can’t slither over the grit
Jess - Peony
Pay attention to pruning - it always pays dividends!
ANGELA - Clematis
Secretary
Don't be afraid to move plants if they're not thriving where you first put them. They may be much happier in a different part of the garden.
HEATHER - Lavender
Remember, creating a garden is never-ending..it's always a 'work in progress'
MARYANN - Sunflower
Someone on the committee always has the answer to your gardening question!
Rosie - Rose
Start a bonfire slowly, with wood at the base. Add garden detritus when it's got going.
PAUL - Lily of Valley
Treasurer
Think about how big a plant will grow at maturity, before you plant it!
Sarah - Sweet Pea
Prick out too many seedlings so you can share them with friends, and snails and mice!
Justine - Peony