As another growing season is upon us, I am still reflecting on the honour bestowed on me in October when I was elected chairman of the N.V.P.S.
My membership of the Society began some 6 years ago and it has been likened to the humble pansy. Small in stature but enriched by the wealth of knowledge shared and the friendships that have blossomed over the years.
Some changes have occurred along the way - we all need to develop our strengths and grow. We are in fact still growing and hopefully on maturity, our Society will receive the recognition it richly deserves. The work behind the scenes carried out by a dedicated committee and members will I am sure achieve this.
I learn something new every day and whilst I had a bad growing season last year, hopefully by making a few changes in my propagating and growing procedures this year, I will be able to exhibit at our forthcoming Show. Even if I do not manage to show myself, I will derive much pleasure from looking at members achievements on the show bench.
I hope to meet many of you in June, whether as an exhibitor or spectator - please do come along and enjoy the day with us. New members can be assured of a warm welcome. Help and guidance on preparing exhibits for showing will be in abundance - don't be shy - just say "I need a little help from my friends"
Wishing you all a happy and prosperous growing season