An article by Val Bourne in the Telegraph. via Hardy Plant Society: why all gardeners should join – Telegraph.
I fear that this will be a short entry this month as I am on holiday in U.S.A., firstly in Massachusetts for a few days, then travelling through New Jersey to Washington DC area where I have been for the last two weeks. The Fall colours are over and it was sad to see theContinue reading “HPS Chairman’s Blog – November”
At the recent Christmas Meeting Rob Potterton photographed our group, ostensibly to prove to his wife he doesn’t have a secret life, you might be able to see yourself in the photo on his website here or copied below, click to enlarge.
If you happen to see a copy of Country Homes & Interiors this month, it features the garden of Adrian and Clare de Baat in WGC, members of the HHPS Group. The photos show the garden in winter, with lots of snow.
By accident I discovered there are Hardy Planters outside the UK, so far I’ve found groups in the US, Canada & Flanders. I have made a google map of their locations, below, click on each of the blue markers to see the name of the group. Each group is also reachable from our Links pageContinue reading “American, Canadian & Belgian HPS Groups”
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”
For those that use Facebook, you can now become ‘friends’ and ‘poke’ HHPS yourselves, use firstname.lastname@example.org to become a friend. As of now Herts HPS doesn’t have any Facebook friends, maybe one of you can become the first! Our profile is here: http://www.facebook.com/herts.hps, if interest picks up I’m sure there’s ways to make more use ofContinue reading “HHPS now on Facebook”
An event at Luton Hoo in the walled garden in 2013 for interested parties… via From Romans to GM scientists: The hidden history in your garden.
National HPS has added a history of the HPS as a presentation, click here to visit the relevant page.
This years HPS Seed Catalogue is being sent by post as I write, you should receive your paper copy along with your national newsletter soon. With the agreement of Sue Pinsent the national seed distribution co-ordinator, the HHPS are lucky enough to have prompt access to the catalogue in PDF format, as the production ofContinue reading “2013 HPS Seed Catalogue”