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My pick of the bunch

My pick of the bunch

Thank you to the members who brought contributions for the display at our last meeting. I have selected two, both grasses, to tell you a little more about.

Fabulously ferny October meeting

Fabulously ferny October meeting

‘All you ever needed to know to get you started growing ferns’ would just about cover the subject of our October meeting last Sunday. But it was so much more than that . . .

Garden Tea Party

Garden Tea Party

Somebody ordered some glorious weather. Malliet and John worked really hard mowing the lawn and getting the borders just so and the garden looked wonderful.

Photographic Show 2016

Photographic Show 2016

Here are the winners in all six classes showing some beautiful images of plants and gardens

How are your seeds doing?

How are your seeds doing?

As usual, our April meeting will also include the Seedling Swap. How are your seeds doing? Hopefully, germination has been good and you’ll have lots of spare seedlings to bring along.

Super Spring Meeting

Super Spring Meeting

Everyone had a very enjoyable time at our Spring Meeting at Lenham last Sunday. All the nurseries had wonderful displays of plants and many of us were tempted . . .

Goodnestone 2016

Goodnestone 2016

This year there were also drifts of narcissus, not something we’ve seen in previous years, and the magnolias were just bursting their furry buds.

Our Chairman’s garden open

Our Chairman’s garden open

Karin’s garden surrounds an old rectory and has drifts of naturalised snowdrops intermingled with Eranthis hyemalis and…

HPS Galanthus Day 2016

HPS Galanthus Day 2016

Last weekend Karin, Sue and I went off to the Cotswolds to attend the HPS Galanthus Day…

Musings from ‘Up North’

Musings from ‘Up North’

North of the Arctic Circle! Not a snowdrop in sight!

I have just returned from a four day trip to Northern Sweden and it made me think about the challenges…

We do it in the winter too!

We do it in the winter too!

We do it in the winter too! Garden visiting, that is. A group of members visited Knowle Hill Farm last week and managed to choose a rare day without rain.

Over the Garden Gate – Rehinged!

Over the Garden Gate – Rehinged!

Now we know just what it takes to put on a display at the Chelsea Flower Show. We had all the details from the Chelsea Team at our meeting yesterday. And the hall was packed with cheerful members keen to hear the story.

Reflections on Chelsea 2015

Reflections on Chelsea 2015

did promise one more blog after the Breakdown day post so at long last here it is! As you may know the Chelsea team are doing a presentation at Lower Hardres, near Canterbury, next Sunday, 24th January.

Chelsea 2015 – Breakdown Day

Chelsea 2015 – Breakdown Day

We made it through to Saturday relatively unscathed, partly being buoyed along by adrenalin. A 6.15am train for me

Postcard at the end of the show

Postcard at the end of the show

Gate of The Royal Hospital,
Saturday 23 May, 9.30pm

It took us six days to build the display – but only three hours to demolish it!

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