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Hideous they may be in their appearance and their breeding habits (which include asexual cloning without male involvement), but the ingenuity of aphids in reproducing themselves can only be admired. Aphid reproduction was the subject of a fascinating talk to our April meeting by Jeff Hale, Emeritus Professor of Environmental Biology at the University of Birmingham.Our speakers on 22nd May were Rob and Diane Cole from Meadow Farm near Redditch, who talked about summer perennials and gave us their recommendations for plantings that will flower right through the summer.On the evening (7-9 pm) of 26th June there will be a self-drive/car share visit to Whitlenge near Hartlebury. The entrance fee will be £5 per person (including visitors), and light refreshments will be on sale. Phone Gerry Bird on 01384 372839 for further details.The trip to Powis Castle earlier in June is now fully booked. Anyone hoping for a late ticket should contact Gerry Bird on the above number. But there will probably be another attractive outing in early September if that boat has sailed.Presenter and broadcaster Darren Rudge will give a talk on 24th July about designing a show garden. Darren is a master of garden design, and his talks are packed with useful advice and entertaining trivia.Monthly meetings are held at St Saviour’s Hall, Hagley, 7.30 for 8 p.m., normally on the fourth Wednesday of the month. Visitors are very welcome and are charged £3 per person.Chris Morrissey

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HAGLEY GARDENERS' CLUB Hagley Gardeners' Club is celebrating its 25th birthday and it has become an integral part of village life and interest, but where did it all begin? Written records are sketchy, many founder members have died but it seems to have had its origins with a group of fervent allotment holders leaning over their spades on a Sunday morning and complaining about the cost of all their gardening needs. One had joined Wollaston Gardeners' Club because they had a shared purchasing scheme. Why not Hagley? In February 1974 the first meeting of the Allotment Holders was held at the Community Centre and to the delight of all, 26 turned up and appointed a Committee. They all agreed to pitch in cash to buy the first stores (this was refunded after 3-4 years). The local council purchased the first shed and great was the excitement when the first order was delivered. Meetings began at the Free Church during the Winter of 1975 and the club became affiliated to the National Society of Leisure Gardens Association. Originally for allotment holders only, the club was opened to local gardeners and speakers were invited to speak on practical gardening techniques. In November 1979 the A.G.M. was asked to consider Club outings. These materialised along with charity concerts, celebrity speakers, stalls at village fetes, participation in TV panel games and harvest suppers. At Easter 1979 Hagley Gardeners' Club created its Jubilee Garden in Worcester Road and happily this has been revived and is diligently maintained by Bill Simpson. Regular articles were submitted to the Village News from 1978-85 and the club continued to grow, moving from the Free Church to St. Saviour's Hall. Writing in September 1974 the then Secretary considered there might be a Horticultural and Flower Show one day and the WI, and the Gardener's Club staged their first show in 1983 (now an established annual event). The club continues to expand with regular meetings, professional speakers and interesting outings. We shall be proud to celebrate 25 years in January 2000, at Hagley Country Club 7.15 for 7.45 pm. Tickets are E10. Further information from 882875, Betty Ellis

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