A Sarcococca Selection

A Sarcococca Selection

Among the contributions to the display at our meeting in January were some winter-flowering shrubs with, of course, lovely perfume. Two of them were different species of sarcococca. (more…)

A Snowdrop for Every Occasion

A Snowdrop for Every Occasion

It’s Chinese new year and festivities have started to mark the occasion. 2019 is the Year of the Pig and Galanthus nivalis ‘Gloucester Old Spot’ is here to join the celebration. (more…)

Pam Hadrill

Pam Hadrill

We heard recently of the death of a past member of Kent Group, Pam Hadrill. She will be remembered by some of our longer standing members for her beautiful garden surrounding a converted oast house in Otford. (more…)

David Way

David Way

We have recently heard the sad news that David Way died on 9 October. He was one of our founder members and did a great deal to guide us to become the successful group we have been over the last 30 years. (more…)

HPS Kent Top 30 Gallery

HPS Kent Top 30 Gallery

To mark the HPS Kent group’s 30th Anniversary in 2018 we asked our members to vote for their personal Top 5 plants. (more…)

A tiny treasure

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 – Cyclamen coum. (more…)

Sweet daphne

Sweet daphne

It is February and I am visiting the Cambridge University Botanic Garden. The sun is shining (more…)

a giant of a grass

a giant of a grass

Stipa gigantea, commonly known as golden oats, is in the family Poaceae. It is the largest stipa but, by no means, a giant grass. (more…)