Those of you who heard Geoff Hodge at the October meeting will remember that he trials and publishes surveys of available tools. His latest one about ratchet secateurs will appear in the 5th November edition of ‘Garden News’.
Welcome back, everyone, to the new season of meetings. On Saturday 1st October, our first speaker, Geoff Hodge, will be giving a talk entitled ‘Pruning – Making it Simple’. Geoff is a freelance garden writer, writing for various national gardening magazines. He was Web Editor for the RHS, Gardening Editor of ‘Garden News’ and technicalContinue reading “The New Season Starts On Saturday”
Sunday 31st July Don’t miss the chance to visit Tessa’s garden in St Albans this weekend. It promises to be in full summer swing, with plenty of inspiration for Herts Group members. Member’s Open Garden, 13 Seymour Road, St Albans, Herts, AL3 5HL, 2 – 4pm Tessa Davies’ surburban garden is planted for all year interest, withContinue reading “Member’s Open Garden | Tessa Davies”
The Abbots garden created by Peter and Sue Tomson are featured in Hertfordshire life, illustrating 25 years of gardening to create the lovely place we visited in 2015. Some of us will recall the HHPS open garden visit there, recounted in this article on the site here. Well done to Sue and Peter. As a reminder we haveContinue reading “Members Peter and Sue Tomson Featured in Hertfordshire Life”
Margaret Easter is opening her garden with a national collection of Thymus on Sunday 3rd July, not Sunday 2nd July. The programme has been updated with this detail, you can read more about Margaret’s garden by clicking here.
Please note the coach trip departs at 8:45 from Westminster Lodge, not 8:15 as mentioned in the previous reminder. Bill.
Beryl (our plant sales coordinator) would like to pass on her thanks to everyone who helped make this annual event a success.
Our annual plant sale takes place on Saturday 4th of June from 10am to 12 noon at the URC Church Hall in St Albans. Full address: United Reformed Church Hall, Homewood Rd, St Albans, AL1 4BH On the Friday night from 6pm to 9pm member volunteers are required to help sort and price the plants. MembersContinue reading “Grand Plant Sale Reminder”
This is a message from the HMWT which we thought would be interesting to our members. Use the form at the bottom of this web page to send a message direct to HMWT if you are interested. The Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust (HMWT) has a wildlife garden next to the office in Verulamium park StContinue reading “Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust Vacancy”
And so to our final meeting of this season of talks, this Saturday, 2nd April, at 2pm, when John Amand, managing director of Jacques Amand International Ltd, will be speaking on ‘Tulips, Old and New’. For over 70 years, Jacques Amand has offered flowering bulbs of many varieties to discerning gardeners. The company began asContinue reading “Meeting Reminder: April 2nd – John Amand”