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”

New Email Distribution Approach

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”

First Meeting of the Season | Helen Yemm

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”

Members Garden: Renata Hume

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”

Butterfly World | Volunteer Opportunity with Free Membership

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”