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It was a very jolly meeting last Sunday. There was a really lovely friendly atmosphere with lots of members doing what they enjoy doing most – talking about plants.
We have heard that Gwladys Tonge, a very long-standing member of the Society, has died at the age of 97.
Galanthophiles are coming out of hibernation ready to attend at least some of the many events planned all over the country.
There’s a Snowdrop and Winter Plant Fair at Hole Park on Sunday 11 February . . .
Last Saturday, a large group of members escaped the hustle and bustle of Canterbury and went on a private tour of the Cathedral Gardens.
See the winning photos in all six classes showing some beautiful images of plants and gardens.
We only went to make the tea – but ended up doing so much more.
All the elements of an HPS event were there: a super speaker, a really good plant sale, an interesting display, a delicious tea and the added bonus of the Seedling Swap.
Our March meeting was MEGA! We asked you to come and join us to celebrate the spring. And come you did, and celebrate we did! There were plants everywhere – plants to buy, plants in the display, plants in photographs, plants in paintings and a talk about, you guessed it, plants!
But now it’s time to say farewell to this little white, bell-shaped flower that has kept us busy, active, amused and entertained for the last month or so.
From Shaftesbury in the snow to Thenford on a sunny and spring-like afternoon – the weather could hardly have been more different as we headed for Northamptonshire on our second major snowdrop expedition of the year.
There was standing room only at our February meeting at Lower Hardres on Sunday when Steve Edney from The Salutation Gardens gave a talk . . .
We are lucky enough to have friends living near Cambridge, which gave me the opportunity to visit the wonderful winter garden at Anglesey Abbey that is also famous for it’s snowdrops.
A trio of us from Kent decided to attend the Shaftesbury Snowdrop Festival this year. The Festival lasts a week and first started in 2012 when ‘Shaftesbury Snowdrops’ decided to make it Britain’s first Snowdrop Town.
I ventured out on another dull, dark day last Sunday to see what I could find at Hole Park. Was it folly? Read on to find out . . .