Monthly Archives: October 2018

Saturday 3rd November 2018: AGM, followed by Member’s Talk: Peter Osborne. “Our Garden Compost – Make Friends with the Worms”


2pm Memorial Hall Wheathampstead


Peter Osborne explains his personal approach to quality compost making.

If you have ever been to Heather and Peter Osborne’s garden and marvelled its beauty and lushness then you will be interested to hear how Peter makes the compost that contributes to the spectacular display they produce every year.


Autumn 2018 Newsletter


The Autumn 2018 Newsletter is now available on the Herts HPS website.

The Editor of the HHPS Newsletter hopes you enjoy the Autumn edition and would welcome any contributions towards the Spring 2019 edition – long or short.

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Plant Heritage Herts & Beds Group Meeting Thursday 18 October

Plant Heritage Herts & Beds Group Presents Growing Fruit in Hertfordshire

Martin Day will discuss fruit growing on allotments and in walled gardens including suggested varieties and growing techniques.
Martin has been growing both soft and top fruit for over 20 years in the St Albans area. He’s a member of the RHS Fruit Group, has managed the fruit collections in local hotel and college kitchen gardens, and helped set up a community orchard at Forty Hall in Enfield. The talk will include growing hints, minimising pest problems, and suggest some varieties which grow well locally. There will also be some history of famous local fruit nurseries such as Rivers and Laxtons and historic orchards in the area.
Thursday 18th October 2018 at 7:30pm
Sandridge Village Hall, 39 High Street, Sandridge, St. Albans AL4 9DD
Everyone welcome – free for Plant Heritage Members, £3 for non-members
Refreshments will be available
Plant Heritage (NCCPG) is a registered Charity

Next Meeting: Saturday 6th October 


We begin our year on 6th October by welcoming Marcus Dancer talking about “Scented Plants throughout the Year”.

Marcus runs a nursery in Hampshire specialising in Clematis.

Your Autumn 2018 Newsletter will be available for you to collect on the day.