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Pam Hadrill

We heard recently of the death of a past member of Kent Group, Pam Hadrill.

David Way

We have recently heard the sad news that David Way died on 9 October. He was one of our founder members and . . .

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 . . .

Sweet daphne

As I walk towards the Winter Garden I detect a slight scent on the air, which makes me catch my breath.

a giant of a grass

After flowering the panicles fade slightly in colour but remain looking great right into the winter when the stems can be cut down.

What about a Rozanne river?

The bowl-shaped flowers are blue to violet-blue, depending on age and exposure to sunlight, with a white centre.

Growing together

It is for these coloured flowers that we grow the plant so might this give us a reason to like the new name?

A fair maid of february

One of the best; a classic all-rounder; the finest snowdrop; unquestionable constitution; admired by everyone, are some of the qualities of this snowdrop.

Beautiful Betula

I imagine they have the same effect in the garden, catching the winter sunshine

Fair winds from Argentina

The feature which is often mentioned is its airy habit, which makes it a beautiful plant in its own right or a see-through screen.


Suddenly, in the last hot, dusty, worn-out days of summer, the fresh flowers spring from the ground and we know that damper, cooler days are on the way.

The peak of perfection

Individual flower heads are a lovely bright lavender-blue with yellow centres and cover the plant for months from July to October.

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