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LLANYBYTHER. COTTAGE GARDENING.—A crowded meeting was held in the Town Hall at Llanybyther on Monday evening week to hear an address from Mr J. Lawson Pickard, U.C.W., on cottage gardening, and to take into consideration the the formation of a cot- tagers' and amateurs' Paxton society for the dis- trict. Colonel Davis-Evans Highmead, the lord lieutenant of the county, occupied the chair, and in his opening remarks be dwelt strongly upon the pleasurable interest that was Ireing awakened in gardening in the surroun( ;ng towns and villages, partly by means of Mr ..ckard's lectures and demonstrations, which were highly spoken of, and partly by means of these gardening societies, which were springing up on all sides. He did not yet quite know the scope and objects of these societies, but judging by their own neighbourhood he felt very strongly indeed the necessity for some J measures to be taken in order to stimulate an intel- ligent interest in an object that was so closely con- nected with their homes, and with their personal welfare and benefit. He himself, he said, took a keen interest in his own garden, and found a delightful recreation and keen pleasure in person- ally performing a great deal of work in his own garden, but they must not infer from this that he wished to pose as an authority on gardening, but only to point out that he always found it a pleasant relief from other work, and he always found it to give him far more pleasure to grow his pet plants well, than it did to have them neglected and un- cared for. If they decided that night to go in for something that had a tendency to increase their interest in their gardens he would promise to assist them in every way possible, whether it was by work, or by money, or by whatever influence he possessed. He had, he said, a very good collection of books on gardening in his library at Highmead, which he would have the greatest pleasure in plac- ing at the disposal of any of his neighbours who would care to read them or, if they did not much care for reading if they would tell him the little difficulties they met with, in their gardens he would look ~/s> the authorities upon the subject, and he felt su. e that amongst them they could surmount all difficulties, however great they were (laughter and applause.) Mr. Frank D. Lloyd, solicitor, the secreta.-y of the Lampeter Paxton Society in a short but pithy speech, explained the formation, working, and objects of the society. He explained that the p 'mary object of the Paxton Society was a mutually educational one, though they in Lampeter had rather advanced on this by securing a course of lectures and demonstrations from the University College of Wales, by Mr. Pickard their Horticul- tnral, lecturer, under a grant from the Technical Instruction Committee of the County Council. He was g ad to say that this course of lectures had been b-jth highly popular and extremely useful to them Ü1 Lampeter. He was now, he said, taking a practical interest himself in gardening and found the occupation was much pleasanter and much more congenial than working (laughter), what he really -ieant to say was, that gardening itself was as pleasant that one did not regard it as work. In addition to this they had decided to hold an HorticuV ural Show in Lampeter about the middle of August when substantial prizes would be offered for competj ion, both for produce and for the best managed ga-dens in the district. This, however, he believed to be outside the objects of a Paxton Society, yet he thought that the members were the people most interested in the show, and he saw no harm in their managing it. Mr. Pickard then addressed the meeting, and for an hour he held the keenest attention of the audience while he described the habits and requirements of plants and vegetables that they were familiar with in their own gardens, and explained in his own con- vincing way ho'v these habits could be fostered or chequed, and how their requirements could be met. At the close of the address Colonel Davis-Evans called upon the audience, for expressions of opinion upon the desirability of forming a Paxton Society. Dr. Thomas spohe in favour of forming one, and emphasised the necessity for more and better knowledge of gardening at Llanybyther, and moved that such .T. society should be formed. Mr. Lewis, schoolmasi, r, seconded the motion, and Mr. Fox and other gei-tlemen spoke in support of it. When put to the meeting it was carried unani- mously. Colonel Davis-Evans was elected President, but the emotion of other officers was differed until Wednesday week when an adjourned meeting would be held. The Chairman said he had two propositions to make. The first was that a vote of thanks be given to Mr. Pickard and Mr. Lloyd for their attendance and speeches, and the second was that they should ask their District Council to assist 'hem in applying to the County Council and to f College for a course of lectures from Mr. pj, They had, he explained, as much rigbl > lecturer as any other part of the count ecessary condition of getting them yr ■ must be applied for. Both motions ed and carried unanimously. A hearty i ts to the Colonel for presiding brought, o a close. ■ ■ ■