Meeting Reminder | Saturday April 4th

Don’t miss our final talk of this season this coming Saturday from Brian Ellis who runs Avondale nursery, near Coventry, which holds National Collections for Aster novae-angliae (the ones that don’t get mildew), Sanguisorba & Anemone nemerosa as well as growing many other perennials and grasses. This talk demonstrates the importance of foliage and textureContinue reading “Meeting Reminder | Saturday April 4th”

Aquilegia Downy Mildew

A new plant scourge is spreading across the country from Wales to Eastern England and has been reportedly found on the Hertfordshire/Essex border.  Aquilegia Downy Mildew is a disfiguring, ultimately fatal fungal disease for which home gardeners have no known effective chemical control.  The most prudent course of action is to familiarise yourself with theContinue reading “Aquilegia Downy Mildew”

HHPS Group Members Garden Opening | Important Date Change

Peter and Sue Tomson have had to move the date of their Members’ Open Garden forward, from May 17th to Sunday May 10th, one week earlier than published on the website and in the newsletter. Please adjust your diaries accordingly as this is a free event specific to our group, to which all members areContinue reading “HHPS Group Members Garden Opening | Important Date Change”

March 2015 Group Meeting| Round Up

Last Saturday’s meeting had a good turn-out, considering the glorious weather was tempting us all to stay at home and footle about in the garden. Julian Sutton from Desirable Plants began his talk on Herbaceous Berberidaceae (non-woody members of the Berberis family) with a round-up of this ancient plant family’s characteristics, which typically include pinnateContinue reading “March 2015 Group Meeting| Round Up”

March Meeting Reminder : Saturday 7th

Dear Members, Just a quick reminder that the next group meeting is on the 7th March 2015: Dr Julian Sutton – ‘Herbaceous Berberidaceae’ Julian Sutton runs the very aptly named nursery ‘Desirable Plants’, which ‘specialises in herbaceous perennials, the choice, the interesting and the offbeat’. The herbaceous Berberidaceae group includes delicious plants like Epimedium, Jeffersonia andContinue reading “March Meeting Reminder : Saturday 7th”