The End of a Season
The garden that Mary helped create will last for many years and flowers will bloom each year as a reminder of her love for colour and her floral creations that sometimes were simply too stunning to capture in words. I now will never know just how she managed to grow tomatoes so early in the year when my plants were still little piece of green sticking out of a pot but I do know that many people including myself will never forget her.
In a gardener’s life all seasons end, but we are fortunate and blessed to have the memories of the colour of the flowers and the feeling of the warm sunny days to keep us going and ready us for what is to come.
It is with a heavy heart that I write this newsletter as, I am sure that many of you will know, just before Christmas we lost Mary.
She was our show secretary of many years, more recently our Membership secretary, and a driving force of Eynsford Gardening Club. She was the brains and the creator of the last Eynsford Garden Safari. But most importantly we have lost a much loved friend. Her infectious laugh, her quick witted responses and her ability to keep us in line at the meeting will be sorely missed.
There are many members of the club who have known Mary longer that I have but over the last 6 years or so I have grown to respect and care for the character, the personality and the fighter that is to me, Mary. Always time for a cup of tea (or a glass of wine) and a chat and never too busy to ask how I or Jo was getting on with hardly ever a mention of her own illness which she appeared to take on toe to toe for many years and boy did she hold her own!