HPS – Kent Group http://www.hpskent.co.uk Sun, 17 Feb 2019 18:41:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.8 A Sarcococca Selection http://www.hpskent.co.uk/a-sarcococca-selection/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/a-sarcococca-selection/#respond Sun, 10 Feb 2019 13:28:26 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=122691 I realized I didn’t know where such a strange name originated or, in fact, very much about sarcococcas at all.

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A Snowdrop for Every Occasion http://www.hpskent.co.uk/snowdrop-every-occasion/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/snowdrop-every-occasion/#respond Tue, 05 Feb 2019 22:30:34 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=122681 2019 is the Year of the Pig and Galanthus nivalis 'Gloucester Old Spot' is here to join the celebration.

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Pam Hadrill http://www.hpskent.co.uk/pam-hadrill/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/pam-hadrill/#respond Mon, 31 Dec 2018 10:06:13 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=122432 We heard recently of the death of a past member of Kent Group, Pam Hadrill.

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Seasonal Delights http://www.hpskent.co.uk/seasonal-delights/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/seasonal-delights/#respond Sun, 25 Nov 2018 10:12:44 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=122831 A report by Elizabeth Cairns on our meeting in November 2018 when Ben Potterton spoke at our meeting prior to the AGM.

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Ferns Workshop http://www.hpskent.co.uk/ferns-workshop/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/ferns-workshop/#respond Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:56:03 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=122804 Paul Ingleton reports on the Fern Workshop held in November 2018 with Jude Lawton. 

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Programme 2019 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/programme-2019/ Sun, 11 Nov 2018 18:44:04 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=122357 The post Programme 2019 appeared first on HPS - Kent Group.

Plants Grow in Dirt http://www.hpskent.co.uk/plants-grow-dirt/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/plants-grow-dirt/#respond Sun, 28 Oct 2018 09:52:50 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=122777 A report by Rob Lines on our meeting in October 2018 when Bob Brown spoke at our 30th Anniversary celebration.

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David Way http://www.hpskent.co.uk/david-way/ Thu, 18 Oct 2018 14:56:54 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=122292 We have recently heard the sad news that David Way died on 9 October. He was one of our founder members and . . .

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Plants for Pollinators http://www.hpskent.co.uk/plants-for-pollinators/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/plants-for-pollinators/#respond Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:45:53 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=122732 A report by Mike Belton on our meeting in September 2019 when Marina Christopher spoke on 'Choice Plants for Pollinators Throughout the Season'.

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HPS Kent Top 30 Gallery http://www.hpskent.co.uk/hps-kent-top-30-gallery/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/hps-kent-top-30-gallery/#respond Wed, 16 May 2018 21:35:14 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121528 Here is a gallery of all the plants in the Top 30 in one place.

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A tiny treasure http://www.hpskent.co.uk/a-tiny-treasure/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/a-tiny-treasure/#respond Sun, 22 Apr 2018 16:00:09 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121717 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 . . .

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Sweet daphne http://www.hpskent.co.uk/sweet-daphne/ Sat, 21 Apr 2018 07:00:05 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121931 As I walk towards the Winter Garden I detect a slight scent on the air, which makes me catch my breath.

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a giant of a grass http://www.hpskent.co.uk/a-giant-of-a-grass/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/a-giant-of-a-grass/#respond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:27:31 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121926 After flowering the panicles fade slightly in colour but remain looking great right into the winter when the stems can be cut down.

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What about a Rozanne river? http://www.hpskent.co.uk/what-about-a-rozanne-river/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/what-about-a-rozanne-river/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 00:16:51 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121876 The bowl-shaped flowers are blue to violet-blue, depending on age and exposure to sunlight, with a white centre.

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Growing together http://www.hpskent.co.uk/growing-together/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/growing-together/#respond Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:56:29 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121918 It is for these coloured flowers that we grow the plant so might this give us a reason to like the new name?

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A fair maid of february http://www.hpskent.co.uk/fair-maid-february/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/fair-maid-february/#respond Tue, 17 Apr 2018 00:55:00 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121922 One of the best; a classic all-rounder; the finest snowdrop; unquestionable constitution; admired by everyone, are some of the qualities of this snowdrop.

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In splendide heaven at number seven http://www.hpskent.co.uk/splendide-heaven-number-seven/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/splendide-heaven-number-seven/#respond Mon, 16 Apr 2018 00:20:02 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121765 The airy nature of the flower heads give a lovely contrast to plants with stronger shape and colour.

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Beautiful Betula http://www.hpskent.co.uk/beautiful-betula/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/beautiful-betula/#respond Sun, 15 Apr 2018 00:11:51 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121913 I imagine they have the same effect in the garden, catching the winter sunshine

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Do you know your onions? http://www.hpskent.co.uk/do-you-know-your-onions/ http://www.hpskent.co.uk/do-you-know-your-onions/#respond Sat, 14 Apr 2018 00:14:58 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121857 Onions, leeks and garlic are thought to be one of man’s oldest foods.

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Fair winds from Argentina http://www.hpskent.co.uk/fair-winds-argentina/ Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:04:08 +0000 http://www.hpskent.co.uk/?p=121838 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.

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