Snowdrop Season -NGS

We have received an email from the new Publicity Officer for Hertfordshire National Gardens Scheme about two snowdrop gardens that will be opening in February for the NGS. Walkern Hall near Stevenage will be opening on 18th & 19th February (12 – 4.30pm) Old Church Cottage, Long Marston, Tring will be opening on 25th & 26thContinue reading “Snowdrop Season -NGS”

Next Meeting 4th February 2017

   Dr Ken Thompson – ‘More Modern Gardening Myths’ Dr. Thompson has been a senior lecturer in Plant Ecology at Sheffield University for over 20 years. He has written widely on the subject of science in gardening and acted as a consultant to many horticultural bodies, including the RHS. Ken will be familiar to manyContinue reading “Next Meeting 4th February 2017”

Next Meeting 7th January 2017

    Joe Sharman – ‘Propagation’ Joe has been running Monksilver Nursery in Cambridgeshire for 26 years and aims to produce as wide a variety of rare plants as possible. He is probably best known for selling THAT snowdrop on the Internet. He will talk about and demonstrate propagation techniques, followed by a question andContinue reading “Next Meeting 7th January 2017”

Next Meeting 3 December 2016

     Chris Chadwell – ‘Wild Flowers of Britain’ Chris is a modern day plant hunter and freelance lecturer, travel photographer and documentary maker. Since 1984, he has been proprietor of Chadwell Seeds and has been Leader and Botanist on twenty-nine expeditions to the Himalaya. We hope he will bring seeds for sale. Chris ChadwellContinue reading “Next Meeting 3 December 2016”

Issue 56 – Autumn 2016 Newsletter

The new edition of the HHPS newsletter is now available to read and download on the site, particularly for those members who opt to receive the newsletter electronically. This edition includes: Seedling Swap Report Plant Sale Report Coach Trip Report ‘In Praise of…Joe Pye Weed’ Plant Profile (Athyrium otophorum var. okanum (AGM)) ‘Sage Words’ ‘Hestercombe’ Member’sContinue reading “Issue 56 – Autumn 2016 Newsletter”

HPS Diamond Jubilee Garden Opening

To celebrate the Hardy Plant Society’s 60th anniversary in 2017, the national HPS is looking for members who would be willing to open their gardens to both the public and HPS members. Each garden owner may choose the date(s) on which they would like to open, so that their garden may be seen at itsContinue reading “HPS Diamond Jubilee Garden Opening”

Member’s Open Garden Reminder – Liz Machin’s Garden

Sunday 21st August 2016 Our second open garden event this summer is Liz Machin’s garden in Harpenden.  With lots of late summer colour and interesting features, it’s sure to be a hit with Herts Group members, so join us if you can. 2, Barlings Road, Harpenden, Herts, AL5 2AN, 2 – 4pm Liz Machin will beContinue reading “Member’s Open Garden Reminder – Liz Machin’s Garden”