Monthly Archives: September 2018

Message from Heather

Dear members,

As some of you know, I will be retiring as Secretary of Herts HPS group at the AGM in November.

I am writing to appeal for a volunteer (or volunteers – this could be a job share) to take over, even if only as a short term or stop gap capacity.

I have very much enjoyed doing the Secretary’s job, met lots of lovely people, and found it a fulfilling and satisfying role.

The main tasks are to be the contact with Head Office, the Committee and local group members, and to prepare the agendas and distribute the minutes from Committee meetings and the AGM.

How much time you give to the job would be very much up to you. I will be happy to talk it over with anyone interested, and to give help and advice.

Please contact me on 01727 856354, 07816 128460 or email

Thank you


Fuchsia event 20th September

James Lye and his Fuchsias: Kristopher Harper will discuss his collection of these special fuchsias and the man behind them
Kris has been tracking down and collecting the fuchsias introduced by Victoria hybridiser James Lye. In the latter half of the nineteenth century James became famous for raising and introducing fifty to sixty cultivars, many of these bear the now recognised Lye ‘Hall Mark’ which is a rich creamy white tube and sepals with a dense wax like texture. The collection is set in a suburban garden with an eclectic array of planting.

Thursday 20th September 2018 at 7:30pm
Sandridge Village Hall, 39 High Street, Sandridge, St. Albans AL4 9DD

Everyone welcome – free for Members of Plant Heritage, £3 for non-members
Refreshments will be available
Plant Heritage (NCCPG) is a registered Charity

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