Minutes of the Meeting held on 7th March 2022 at 10.00am at Romiley Life Centre

Present: Tracey Adams, Terry Holmes, Jean Bartlett, Beryl & Alan Smith

Apologies: Pam Reed & Philippa Bonorino.

1 Minutes of the meeting on 1st November 2022 were accepted as a correct record.

2 Matters arising: Sign for Compstall Road entrance – still no action. PB had spoken recently at a “Lions” event and thanked them for their support.

3 Treasurer’s Report: In the absence of PR, TA reported a balance of £2116.98.

4 Action Plan

  • Wildflower meadow – A few crocus have appeared. PB has arranged for the cutting in April. Keep removing docks.
  • Trees/Hedges – TLC have a multi-stemmed Betula. TH to identify planting position. This will complete the new copse. Four trees are to be replaced following damage by vandalism. Unfortunately like for like are not available but it was agreed that two cherries would replace the trees adjacent to the wildflower meadow. A pyrus and a sorbus would replace those on the left of the path. AS to notify TLC. TLC have completed the cutting of the laurel hedge and have replaced the broken ties on three trees and AA has completed 50% of the beech hedge on the school side.
  • School bed – Further pruning of laurel, wild roses & phormiums required. Hebes have been pruned. The outstanding plant order, asclepias, and astrantia from PB will be delivered in time for planting on 25th March. At that time we can assess what, if any, further plants are required. It was suggested that the leaf compost be turned over. Regular maintenance continues. Note frost damage to phormiums.
  • Wet beds – TH will trial any suitable plants that members can supply.
  • Centre bed – most major pruning completed (except Phlomis). New geum “Prinses Juliana” will be planted on 25th March, replacing some of the geranium. 50% of cornus is pruned. Regular maintenance continues
  • Optician’s bed – regular maintenance continues.
  • Compstall Rd – Collapsed boundary will prevent some pruning etc, Phormiums badly damaged by frost. Regular maintenance required. Possibly fill gaps with geraniums from centre bed.
  • Carlton Ave – Shrubs & yew require pruning, otherwise weeding etc.
  • Tubs – TH confirmed funding from the Lions (Many thanks for their continued support) for plants. JB will organise and seek to locate small shrubs to add a little height.
  • Seeds – TA has a selection of seeds from RHS and will germinate prior to bringing some plants to the park.

5 Social

  • Meal at Kambuje, Marple 30th March at 7.15pm. JB has arranged.
  • Bridgewater visit on 19th April 2023.

6 Community Fun Day –

  • Disappointment expressed by all present that the event has been cancelled.
  • Remember to retain £1500 in our account to underwrite any costs in 2024.

7 Gardening – Tuesday 14th March and Saturday 25th March.

8 Next Meeting – Tuesday 2nd May at 10.00 am

Alan Smith, Acting Sec