In contrast to last week it’s rained a couple a days so I’ve not able to do any plotting. I wandered round on Monday and was pleased to see some purple crocus (see header picture) and the first of the daffodils, these mini ones.
I reach the official retirement age of 65 later this year, and have now virtually stopped working apart from a few hours a week. Keeping active as we get older is said to be important both mentally and physically.
I’ve been a member of my local horticultural society virtually since I took on the plot and have gradually become more active and involved. I’m on the rota of Sunday morning trading shed helpers, and I’m now a keyholder. As I’ve mentioned I’m also the teaboy, which I’m sure the others consider to be my most important job! At the annual show I’m one of the stewards, which I really enjoy doing, finding it both interesting and rewarding.
Last October Christine, the show secretary, and her husband John, the chairman, asked if I would set up and run a website for the society. I agreed and, after chatting with others, decided to use WordPress. So far everyone seems to like Digging in…online home for members of the Newton Park Horticultural Society.
I wasn’t really surprised to find that I’ve now been co-opted onto the committee as well, which I have to say I don’t mind at all. Over the years I’ve been on various other committees so know all about them.
Lastly don’t forget that Gardeners’ World starts again tomorrow on BBC2 at 8.30pm.
Have a good weekend!