Brewer and gardening
Meet the brewer - There is the chance to meet Martin Cullimore, head brewer from Bateman’s Brewery, at the Cross Roads Inn on Tuesday, March 15.
He will be introducing people to many different beers at the Meet the Brewer Night, hosted by landlord Neil.
Gardeners - There was a good turnout of members and friends for the recent meeting of the Barkwith and District Gardeners’ Association and they were pleased to welcome seven more members to the evening.
Speaker Rob Potterton began by giving a brief history of the Potterton’s Nursery in Nettleton, which was started by his parents in 1971.
He continued with a explanation of the progress and expansion made in the intervening years to become the successful and award-winning business it is today.
His advice on ideal growing conditions, including situations and soils for various plants, was much appreciated and he was thanked for sharing his time and expertise with members.
The best exhibit in the flower of the month competition was by Les Robinson.
There was an invitation from Woodhall Spa Gardening Club to its April meeting, when the well-known Bob Flowerdew will give advice on No Work Gardening, which should appeal to many.
Les Robinson gave details of the programme of coach trips and holidays planned for the year, beginning with a visit to Anglesey Abbey to see and admire the carpets of snowdrops in bloom in what is an unusually early spring.
He is also taking names of those wishing to attend the annual dinner at the Heneage Arms and a visit to the Riverhead Theatre in Louth in May to see Sister Act.