Monthly Archives: October 2014

Annie Godfrey’s Garden Opens for the NGS

First Meeting of the Season | Helen Yemm

DSC_6826The first meeting of the new season got off to a flying start with a different style of event. Instead of a presentation, Helen took questions from the audience and entertained us with solutions to various infestations – everything from jackdaws to slugs – with a defiant condemnation of phormiums thrown in. The questions were many and varied, but Helen still found time to describe the inauguration of her ‘Thorny Problems’ column in the Telegraph, including some of the readers letters and her methods of coping with deadlines.

Next meeting is on November 1st and is our annual AGM followed by a Member talk:

Madeleine and John McCormack have a charming suburban garden in Bushey, full of unusual plants. Over the course of a year, Madeleine made a series of small posies for her kitchen table which John, a gifted photographer, captured from every angle. This talk describes and explains the choice of plants used in the posies, illustrated by John’s photographs.

Members Garden: Renata Hume

Herts HPS member Renata Hume kindly opened her garden to fellow members on September 7th.  The borders were still full of colour with many summer favourites still in bloom, and there was a bumper harvest of apples on display.  Renata’s garden is full of interest and unexpected surprises, and her canny design provides plenty of ideas for visitors to try out at home.  A good time was had by all.  Many thanks to Renata for giving us a privileged peek into her beautiful late summer garden.

We are always on the look-out for people willing to open their gardens for members – if you feel this might be for you, don’t hesitate to get in touch.