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Distinctive Containers by Kathy Brown

We were so pleased to welcome Kathy Brown to our Zoom meeting on 20th April.  We were looking forward to her talk as Kathy is well known to us as she lives at The Manor House in Stevington and many … Continue reading

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Peonies and Alstoemerias by Alec White / Primrose Hall Peonies

On 16th March Alec White joined us to talk about Peonies and Alstroemerias.  Alec is the owner of Primrose Hall Peonies an eight acre nursery in Westoning, Bedfordshire.  In 2012 Alec started exhibiting Peonies at the major garden shows and … Continue reading

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rare Amazonian Cactus – Cambridge Botanical Gardens …

If you look on the Cambridge Botanic Garden Website you can see the live webcam on the cactus plant which grows up a tree.  I have been monitoring it for the last few days and today it has flowered. Apparently … Continue reading

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Gertrude Jekyll by Andrew Sankey

On 16th January forty three members took part in our BGA Zoom session. We were joined by Andrew Sankey who gave us an insight into the life of Gertrude Jekyll, one of the most well known horticulturalists of the late … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – February 2021

A cold and wet January has not encouraged activity in the garden so gardeners will be raring to go this month. This is particularly true as we face the prospect of another two or three months in Covid-induced lock-down. Last year … Continue reading

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Our Gardens

The Gardeners’ programme for 2021 began on 19 January with two members talking about their own gardens. Once again Zoom came to the rescue and the monthly programme will continue to be presented in this way for the foreseeable future. … Continue reading

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‘Designing a Border from Scratch’ with Lucy Hartley

On Tuesday 17th November Lucy Hartley, an award winning Garden Designer based in Stratford-upon-Avon, joined us via Zoom to talk about the principles and pitfalls of designing a border.  Lucy started her talk by advising that a border should be … Continue reading

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Bedford Market – Plants & Flowers

Dear BGA member, We, at the BGA, hope that you and your loved ones are keeping well during these very trying times. We are so pleased to be able to continue with our monthly meetings/ talks via Zoom.  It is … Continue reading

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Yours and my need for Plants by Rob Brett, Curator RHS Garden Hyde Hall

On Tuesday evening 20th October 35 Members and Visitors were joined, on Zoom, by Rob Brett the Curator of RHS Garden Hyde Hall.  Several years ago BGA members visited Hyde Hall and it was interesting to note that, when we … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – October 2020

I am writing this much earlier than usual, on the August bank Holiday Monday, as I shall be away when the Loop deadline falls due.  This allows me to round off my comments last month about the extremes of weather … Continue reading

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