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Another beautiful plant

Another beautiful plant

On a recent Kent Group garden visit I saw this plant and thought it was most unusual and interesting.

Great Comp Summer Show

Great Comp Summer Show

We have a stand at the Great Comp Summer Show this weekend.
If you’re there do come and say hello – we’d love to see you and have a chat.

Do you know what this is?

Do you know what this is?

On a recent Talking Plants at a member’s garden, amongst the many wonderful plants, one in particular caught my eye.

Plants: From Roots to Riches

Plants: From Roots to Riches

First Episode – ‘A Rose by any other Name’

Did you hear this new programme on Radio 4?

It’s not often we get a radio programme devoted to plants – in fact, I don’t think there’s been one before.

25th Anniversary celebration was a great success

25th Anniversary celebration was a great success

What a super meeting we had to celebrate our 25th anniversary. There was a wonderful atmosphere and everyone enjoyed a delicious celebratory tea. But best of all was the talk by our special guest, Roy Lancaster, who even managed to mention some of the plants members...

Great Dixter in autumn

Great Dixter in autumn

I went to the plant fair at Great Dixter last Saturday. If you haven't ever been do try to go next year - there are nurseries from all over the country, as well as the continent, selling unusual plants, stalls selling bulbs and garden tools, and refreshments. The...

East Malling Research

East Malling Research

East Malling Research is having an open day on Saturday 14 September. You'll find full details in the poster here

Hall Place Plant Fair

Hall Place Plant Fair

Kent Group have a stand at a plant fair at Hall Place and Gardens in Bexley on Sunday 30 June. We're hoping to be able to chat to visitors and attract some new members as well as sell some unusual plants. If you'd like to go along you'll find full details on the...

We have our own TV star!

We have our own TV star!

Did you see Gardeners' World tonight? Kent Group member, Sue Martin, who has the National Collection of Geum, was on the programme showing Carol Klein some of her beautiful plants and explaining a little of where they come from and how she grows them. Sue told me that...

Kent Group triumphs at Kent Garden Show

Kent Group triumphs at Kent Garden Show

Last year HPS Kent Group won a Platinum Medal for their stand at the Kent Garden Show held at the Detling Showground. Although it wasn't given quite as much publicity, a team from Kent Group also won the quiz. This year the show was held again, over the May bank...

SGW – The Photos: Updated 25/5/13

SGW – The Photos: Updated 25/5/13

I hope you have all have had a safe journey home and enjoy the photos posted below. One week on and I am so grateful for the weather we had last weekend. We had a window of opportunity! Yesterday in Kent it was only 7 degrees and absolutely pouring which would have...

Gardeners’ Question Time

Gardeners’ Question Time

Have just returned from a recording of Gardeners' Question Time. the popular Radio 4 programme, which we arranged in conjunction with East Malling Research Centre at their wonderful Conference Centre. It was fascinating to see how a programme like that is made. All...

Clematis armandii

Clematis armandii

Did you know that the very best time to prune Clematis armandii is immediately after flowering? Have you been seduced by Clematis armandii with its wonderful perfume and beautiful white flowers so early in the year, only to be bewildered by its prodigious rate of...

A Taste of the Drakensberg

A Taste of the Drakensberg

To put the seasons into context, our February is their mid to late summer and, if that isn’t disconcerting enough, they have wet summers and dry winters – similar to the UK, apart from the dry winters!

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