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”
Hello, David Singleton has passed responsibility for email communications to myself as of the AGM, and we all owe David thanks for his entertaining updates. Going forward the format of the emails has changed, and also the method of delivering them. The key points are: Member emails are kept on a private distribution list using aContinue reading “New Email Distribution Approach”
Our November meeting featured an interesting talk by Madeleine on the posies she made from the flowers and plants in her garden, month-by-month. Some highlights of the photographs by John McCormack are shown below.
Ex-Chairman of the Herts Group, Annie Godfrey, opened her garden for the NGS today. There was a good turn out to see a fine display of late flowering perennials and grasses. And of course there were some excellent plants for sale.
The first meeting of the new season got off to a flying start with a different style of event. Instead of a presentation, Helen took questions from the audience and entertained us with solutions to various infestations – everything from jackdaws to slugs – with a defiant condemnation of phormiums thrown in. The questions wereContinue reading “First Meeting of the Season | Helen Yemm”
Herts HPS member Renata Hume kindly opened her garden to fellow members on September 7th. The borders were still full of colour with many summer favourites still in bloom, and there was a bumper harvest of apples on display. Renata’s garden is full of interest and unexpected surprises, and her canny design provides plenty ofContinue reading “Members Garden: Renata Hume”
The programme of talks into 2015 is now on the programme page and includes: Dr Brenda Harold, a.k.a ‘The Botany Geek’ Bob Brown (Cotswold Garden Flowers) Dr Julian Sutton (Desirable Plants) Brian Ellis (Avondale Nursery) Neil Lucas (Knoll Gardens) Stefan White Click on over to the Programme Page for more details.
Butterfly World (close to St Albans) are hoping to create a beautiful new British Butterfly Garden for Spring 2015 that will be the inspiration for thousands of visitors each year to create butterfly havens at home. This garden will show visitors how it is possible to create beautiful gardens that also attract British butterflies. The newContinue reading “Butterfly World | Volunteer Opportunity with Free Membership”
The autumn 2014 newsletter is now available to members via the Newsletter page, you’ll need the secret password, if you don’t have it use the contact page to ask for a reminder. The previous Spring issue is now publicly available.