Stroud Gardening Club with Dr Michael Jones for a talk entitled Mistletoe - Facts, Myths & Legends

STROUD Gardening Club's Chairperson, Sharon Pellatt, welcomed Dr Michael Jones to their November meeting for a talk entitled Mistletoe - Facts, Myths & Legends.

This was an extremely interesting and fascinating subject, and was backed up with a screen show to illustrate the talk.

We learnt much about this parasitic plant which is mainly spread by birds in this country and only grows in the milder areas of southern UK, mainly in hedgerows and orchards.

Mistletoe is poisonous, but is also used in alternative medicine as a cancer treatment.

At the end of the talk, Sharon led a vote of thanks to Dr Jones, for his talk.

She also reminded members that the Christmas Social is on Wednesday, December 13, at the Congregational Church Rooms, Bedford Street, Stroud at 7.30 pm.

Members were also reminded to visit the Community Christmas Tree Festival at St Lawrence Church, Stroud, where the Stroud Gardening Club had a tree on show, set up by Mavis Wyatt.

The evening was rounded off with drawing of the raffle, and refreshments with cake and mince pies.

Our January meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, in the Old Town Hall, The Shambles, Stroud, when our speaker will be Jenny Bailey, and the topic is Colour in the Garden.

This meeting will be open to visitors as well as members.