The February meeting of the Aberdeen Garden and Social Club was held at the house of Noelene Palmer on 13 February, and 13 members attended.
Cathryn Uys brought along some stapelia grandiflora plants, commonly known as the African starfish cactus, to share. Although the flowers smell rather like rotten meat, they attract flies, and so are good to plant well away from the house.
A fun general knowledge quiz was presented, which made most of the members realise how little they know of current happenings and people in the news. A discussion was also held about a planned bingo evening to be held in aid of Aalwynhof Home for the Aged in May, which raised much interest.
After a report on the challenges currently facing CARE, the animal welfare organisation in Aberdeen, members unanimously decided to donate R500 from the club funds towards the outstanding vet bill.
The next meeting will be held on 12 March, with the theme and venue to be announced nearer the time.