Spring must be in the air, 25 people attended the meeting to listen to Jackie Hames talk all about fruits – soft, bushes, trees, citrus, all kinds. We were not sure whether Rhubarb was fruit, but this was also discussed! A little history was included from Alfred the Great, Romans, and the Victorians who gave us our passion for fruit. In general, over winter mulch and feed in the spring and summer to help give the best crops.

Jackie brought along some of her plants to sell from Bratton Center preventing her wild fieldmouse from eating them!

Next month is our 20th Birthday, so there will be cake! Cheese and drinks as well as speaker Alex Learmont, from the Hawk and Owl Trust talking about the Shapwick Nature Reserve.

For further information about our meetings and visits ring 830133.