Rural’s March meet

Wilton Dean WRI president Joyce Tinlin welcomed members to the March meeting with a spring poem. A one-minute silence was held for Mrs W. Pringle, a treasured member of the rural, who died recently.

The president then introduced Emma Emmerson, of Woodside Garden Centre, near Ancrum, who gave an interesting talk on spring planting and showed members many differen types of primroses and primulas. Emma also highlighted what plants gave colour at this time of year. After questions, a vote of thanks was given.

Competition for small dish of sandwich filler – 1, Sheila Armstrong; 2, Nan McKellar. Raffle – Sheila Armstrong. Sales table – £20.14.

Next meeting on April 14 will feature ‘Canadian Adventures’ by Susan Murray. Competition for fingerless gloves. Members new and old welcome.