Melody started the meeting with a discussion on the joys and fun involved in creating group plantings. During her talk she went through the best species to use, how to train and select trees for use in groups, how to arrange the trees, pot choice, watering and aftercare.

The talk was illustrated with groups, pots and pictures.

Marshall provided a detailed handout for club members to take away for future reference.

After a break, members either worked on their groups or had a try at creating a possible layout for a group using trees and a pot brought in by Melody.

Those club members who had trees that they needed advice on were given help and guidance from some of the more experienced members.