Next Meeting: Saturday 1st December 2pm

We look forward to seeing you all for the final meeting of 2018,  which is next Saturday 1st December. It is also our annual Christmas Party. Bob Brown, our speaker next Saturday, will be talking to us about Geraniums – Restraint and Discrimination. There can’t be many of us who don’t grow geraniums so this shouldContinue reading “Next Meeting: Saturday 1st December 2pm”

A date for your diaries 2019!

The HHPS Coach Trip for 2019 to Essex Gardens will take place on Saturday 15th June. We will be visiting Langthorn’s Plantery, RHS Hyde Hall (RHS members plus one guest are entitled to free entry) and the private garden at Furzelea. Further details and the booking form will be included in the Spring 2019 Newsletter.Continue reading “A date for your diaries 2019!”

Saturday 3rd November 2018: AGM, followed by Member’s Talk: Peter Osborne. “Our Garden Compost – Make Friends with the Worms”

2pm Memorial Hall Wheathampstead Plus Peter Osborne explains his personal approach to quality compost making. If you have ever been to Heather and Peter Osborne’s garden and marvelled its beauty and lushness then you will be interested to hear how Peter makes the compost that contributes to the spectacular display they produce every year.  

Plant Heritage Herts & Beds Group Meeting Thursday 18 October

Plant Heritage Herts & Beds Group Presents Growing Fruit in Hertfordshire Martin Day will discuss fruit growing on allotments and in walled gardens including suggested varieties and growing techniques. Martin has been growing both soft and top fruit for over 20 years in the St Albans area. He’s a member of the RHS Fruit Group, hasContinue reading “Plant Heritage Herts & Beds Group Meeting Thursday 18 October”

Fuchsia event 20th September

James Lye and his Fuchsias: Kristopher Harper will discuss his collection of these special fuchsias and the man behind them Kris has been tracking down and collecting the fuchsias introduced by Victoria hybridiser James Lye. In the latter half of the nineteenth century James became famous for raising and introducing fifty to sixty cultivars, manyContinue reading “Fuchsia event 20th September”

Members’ garden open for charity

On Sunday 2nd September, Heather and Peter Osborne’s garden, together with their neighbours, will be open for the National Garden Scheme, which raises money for nursing and caring charities such as Macmillan Cancer Support, Hospice UK and Marie Curie. 20 and 30 St Stephens Avenue, St Albans, AL3 4AD, 2.30-5.30. Hot and cold drinks, deliciousContinue reading “Members’ garden open for charity”