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Special Spring Meeting and Plant Fair

Special Spring Meeting and Plant Fair

What a super day we had last Sunday. Prior to the event the committee had several concerns: Great Dixter’s Plant Fair coincided with ours and the weather forecast was appalling. Would visitors still come?

Chelsea 2015 – Shopping!

Chelsea 2015 – Shopping!

Karin and I went to Great Dixter on Saturday and bought some plants! Nothing new there. However, we had said to each other as we walked across the car park, that we were going to be restrained! Our excuse of course was 'That could be good for Chelsea.' I got a good...

Is there no end to the wonders of the internet? I've just seen this and felt sure you'd all like to know about it if you don't already. Follow this link to Graham Rice's blog to read about the project with another link to John Grimshaw's blog and to the Bean's Trees...

“It really is a joint effort of the HPS Kent Group and great fun to be involved with.”

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Chelsea 2015 – in between the meetings!

It struck me that people may be wondering what we all do Chelsea-wise, between our group meetings. I have been out in the garden doing Chelsea things this week. I had sown a lot of seeds last year in preparation for Chelsea. Mainly 'fillers' such as the grass, Milium...

Chelsea 2015 – March-ing on

Chelsea 2015 – March-ing on

The six by four metre plot was marked out on the lawn and the structures built as much as possible. It is only when you see things in situ that you can appreciate the little niggly problems….

Two months to go

Our Chelsea blogger, Anne, has been away travelling but will return soon and bring us up to date with the Chelsea Project. In the meantime I've been wondering how the team is getting on because I remember what this time of year is like from my involvement in previous...

Chelsea 2015 – The fine details

Chelsea 2015 – The fine details

On a rather miserable January day the Chelsea team met at Mike and Linda’s to discuss the details. These ranged from practicalities such as transport …

Chelsea needs YOUR plants!

Chelsea needs YOUR plants!

Below are some lists of plants that the Chelsea Team thinks might be suitable for their exhibit in May. The first is a list compiled this year of possible candidates.

Chelsea 2015 – The Planning

Chelsea 2015 – The Planning

We knew that we would have to start actually growing plants for Chelsea well before we knew if we were potentially exhibiting. This gave us all the wonderful …

Chelsea 2015 – The Theme

Chelsea 2015 – The Theme

‘Over The Garden Gate’. Colin first proposed applying for Chelsea again several years ago but as a Group we were committed to other events.

Chelsea 2015 – The first post

Chelsea 2015 – The first post

The Chelsea 2015 Blog has just started!
Here is the first post.
HPS Kent group are definitely exhibiting at Chelsea next year.

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