Abernethy, Aberargie and Dron News

Last date for submissions

31st October 2022

Date of publication

1st December 2022


Our Garden day on the 29th September was the start of another year for the Abernethy Horticultural Society.

The Garden Day was once again a great success with a significant number of entries; particularly for the Kids competitions where some inspired Sporty Spuds Scarecrows could be seen.  So our congratulations to all our prize-winner’s and a big thank you to all those who supported the event, which we hope will continue over the years to come.

Your support enables a varied and interesting range of speakers who join us for our meetings on the second Wednesday in the Masonic Hall, beginning in October and ending with a Garden Road Trip in May.

Our first talk, about Roses, was held on the 10th October with Don Shaw.  Don is a Royal National Rose Society Judge and he shared his enthusiasm for this beautiful flower with us. During his slide show he gave many tips for successful hybrid tea roses- Don’s particular area of interest.

The next talk is on the 14th November from Gerben de Vries, on Apple Propagation and History, which will also include other Home Grown fruits. There will also be the opportunity to sign up for a Grafting Workshop to be held at a later date.

The recent wet weather has hampered our upkeep of Nurse Peattie’s Garden, but we are planning one last session so that the beds are tidied up for the winter. We are also hoping to upgrade some of the pathways.

All our programmed events will be published on the village notice boards, tearoom and shop.  Details of these monthly events will also be given on our Facebook page and in an e-mail to all our members.  If not a member but would like to attend any of our published talks, you will be very welcome to come along and join us for a chat and a cuppa afterwards.  You can also join our mailing list and receive email updates. For more information, contact Ian on 850186 or Susan on 851136 and/or abernethyhorticulture@gmail.com.

SYLLABUS 2012-2013

                                  IAN LAMOND

                                          CHAIRMAN AHS