For our next meeting, we are really looking forward to hearing Professor Ian Alexander, former keeper of the Cruickshank Botanic Garden, Aberdeen. He will speak about ferns, their biology and place in our gardens and there will be an opportunity to ask all your questions. As usual, we meet at the Alford Community Campus on the third Tuesday of the month, at 7:30pm. We hope to see both members and friends on 18th February to welcome Professor Alexander, talking on a subject we have not covered before. There will be the usual hot drink, biscuits and raffle, with plenty of opportunities to share ideas and chat. Visitors will be made most welcome, entry £2. Members are asked to bring their own cup, if possible, to cut down on waste.