Heather Baker

Heather Baker

We have recently heard the sad news that fellow member Heather Baker has died. She and Roy had been members for over twenty years but, he tells me, she didn’t actually like flowers very much. She just wanted the garden to be neat and tidy and pleaded with him to stop digging up bits of lawn to plant his latest acquisition. What she enjoyed most was the social side of our society and she joined Roy at many Kent Group events especially, and most memorably, our wonderful garden tours. We will miss her company.

We send our condolences to Roy and look forward to seeing him back among friends on the garden trail in the near future.

 

If you would like details of Heather’s funeral please get in touch using the button below and we’ll let you know as soon as we have them.

A Sarcococca Selection

A Sarcococca Selection

Among the contributions to the display at our meeting in January were some winter-flowering shrubs with, of course, lovely perfume. Two of them were different species of sarcococca. (more…)

A Snowdrop for Every Occasion

A Snowdrop for Every Occasion

It’s Chinese new year and festivities have started to mark the occasion. 2019 is the Year of the Pig and Galanthus nivalis ‘Gloucester Old Spot’ is here to join the celebration. (more…)

HPS Kent Top 30 Gallery

HPS Kent Top 30 Gallery

To mark the HPS Kent group’s 30th Anniversary in 2018 we asked our members to vote for their personal Top 5 plants. (more…)

A tiny treasure

A tiny treasure

And so we come to Number 1. The plant that has been chosen by more members than any other to be in their Top 5 ‘Couldn’t-Do-Without Plants’ is – Cyclamen coum. (more…)

Sweet daphne

Sweet daphne

It is February and I am visiting the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The sun is shining (more…)

a giant of a grass

a giant of a grass

Stipa gigantea, commonly known as golden oats, is in the family Poaceae. It is the largest stipa but, by no means, a giant grass. (more…)