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BELBROUGHTON HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY Founded 1961     Affiliated to The RHS Chairman Mr Alan Starling 07858 576532 Secretary Mrs Gill Barber (01562) 730983   Email Meetings for 2019 Meet at Belbroughton Church Hall 7.30pm New members welcome; first monthly meeting visit free February Meeting Belbroughton Church Hall Friday 21st February 2020 7:30pm Conservatory & House Plants Philip Aubury Monthly Competition 1. Pot Plant 2. A Decorated Cup Cake We bid a warm return welcome to Philip Aubury. Many will know Philip from his time as the general manager of Birmingham Botanical Gardens and also from his many visits to Belbroughton and Clent. For our February meeting Philip will be talking to us about Conservatory and house plants. During the cold winter months those with a conservatory or keen house plant collectors use this time more due to the potential cold wet weather. As always Philip will have some of his home raised plants for sale. Why not banish the winter blues and come along for some top advice and help. TIPS FOR THE GARDEN JANUARY IN THE GARDEN 1. Recycle your Christmas tree by shredding it for mulch 2. Clean pots and greenhouses ready for spring 3. Dig over any vacant plots that have not been dug already 4. Disperse worm casts in lawns 5. Inspect stored tubers for rots or drying out 6. Prune apple and pear trees 7. Start forcing rhubarb 8. Plan your vegetable crop rotations for the coming season 9. Keep putting out food and water for hungry birds 10. Make a polythene shelter for outdoor peaches and nectarines to protect against peach leaf curl ©