Report – November 2022


Zsuzsa Serer gave an excellent talk on Orchids at the Little Waltham Gardening Club
November meeting. She very kindly stepped in at the last minute when our previous
speaker came down with covid.
Zsuzsa is based in Castle Hedingham and brought a large selection of beautiful orchids to
the meeting. She mentioned that orchids came to the UK from overseas with plant
hunters and the first recorded orchid was mid 17th century. There are so many different
varieties; hardy, non hardy, some that thrive in trees and others in the ground under the
tree canopy. A really informative talk that was well received by all members.
Our chairman, Maggie Williams advised that we had won the intersociety Quiz this year,
held in October, by just one point. Bulbs were for sale of jetfire narcissi and hyacinths to
grow and show in our Spring Show in April. The subject for the President’s Trophy this
month was homegrown marrows, squashes and pumpkins, which Marion Lawson won.
Our next meeting will be the Christmas Social held at the Memorial Hall on the 7th

Maggie Williams (Hon. Secretary) phone 01245 360042