Next HHPS Meeting | Talk on Alpines | Christmas Party | December 6th

Hello Everyone, Coming up this weekend is our final meeting of 2014, which features a talk by alpine plant expert, Jim Almond: “Something for Everyone” Jim is a keen grower/exhibitor of alpine plants, a hobby which has given him much pleasure for the past 20 years. Specialising in Primulaceae, he has a large rare bulb collection,Continue reading “Next HHPS Meeting | Talk on Alpines | Christmas Party | December 6th”

2013 Christmas Party with Fergus Garrett

The annual Christmas party was very popular this year, the hall filled with members and visitors to hear an energetic talk from Fergus about the importance of contrast in colour and form in the gardens at Great Dixter. His message at the beginning was to ignore the “good taste brigade” and do your own thingContinue reading “2013 Christmas Party with Fergus Garrett”

Hampton Court Flower Show | 2013

Marion & I visited the show yesterday, it was hot and crowded but full of amazing displays. Annie was awarded a Silver-Gilt for Daisy Roots, which was well deserved. The show gardens varied in excitement, the best appeared to be the last, the concept being the cycle of destruction from a fire with regrowth. TheContinue reading “Hampton Court Flower Show | 2013”

Marvel at the exotic and the microscopic at the Natural History Museum at Tring

Marvel at the exotic and the microscopic at Blooming Marvellous – 24 May to 18 August 2013, at the Natural History Museum at Tring From ferns to mosses, pollen to seeds, the Natural History Museum looks after six million plant specimens from all around the world. But the collections don’t stop there, they also include anContinue reading “Marvel at the exotic and the microscopic at the Natural History Museum at Tring”

North Bucks Orchid Society Show

Dear Secretary, I will be attending the North Bucks Orchid Society Show in the Village Hall, Flitwick on Sat 16th February selling a wide range of orchids for the garden, meadow and alpine house. This will include over 60 different slipper orchids. Perhaps you could pass this information to any of your members who mightContinue reading “North Bucks Orchid Society Show”

Xmas Party 2012

Today the group enjoyed a talk from Rob Potterton, along with a Christmas feast. Rob took us through his plant hunting expedition to China, and onwards through the process of propagation and sale. Rob experienced altitude sickness at 16,000 feet in the mountains near-ish the border with Tibet, to collect new species of alpine plants,Continue reading “Xmas Party 2012”

Great Start to the New Season

The first meeting of the Autumn kicked off with a fascinating talk by Troy Scott-Smith from Bodnant Garden in Wales. He took us through the various restoration projects at Bodnant, which have cost millions to carry out, including moving 3,000 tonnes of silt from one of the lakes. The works will ensure the future ofContinue reading “Great Start to the New Season”

Jekka McVicar visit to Cuffley Horticultural Society

We were contacted via our website by Carol Wilcox from Cuffley HS to let us know that Jekka will be speaking at their group on the 22nd of November. Details of the event are on their website here. The Cuffley HS website home page is here:, Carol apologises in advance for their slight breakageContinue reading “Jekka McVicar visit to Cuffley Horticultural Society”