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Cottage Farm Nursery, Cardington

Cottage Farm Nursery is located in the village of Cardington.  It was established in 1971 and is well known to many of our members.  It stocks a large selection of plants and the staff provide knowledgeable and friendly advice to … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2024

I used to think that May was the month for bluebells.  When I was a child we celebrated Bluebell Sunday in the middle of May close to my mother’s birthday.  We would walk through Crackley Wood, Kenilworth and be overwhelmed … Continue reading

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A Complete guide to Clematis

Meeting of the Biddenham Gardeners Association on Tuesday 19th March 2024 There was a large turn out for this month’s meeting which was on the subject of Clematis. The speaker was Peter Skeggs-Gooch who gave a talk “A complete guide … Continue reading

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Nick Bailey’s ‘Planting Design’ course opportunity

The following alert has been sent via the BGA website:   ‘It’s Nick Bailey here (Garden Designer, Plantsman and BBC Gardeners’ World Presenter) and I was wondering if you might be kind enough to share the details of the planting … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – March 2024

This month, in March, I sing the praises of narcissus – a huge genus with, I understand,  more than 25,000 registered hybrid cultivars. They hybridise readily both among international growers and in the wild.  From tiny miniatures like Minnow which … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – February 2024

Well here we are in February – what a fabulous month.  The days are lengthening and there is the promise of everything to come.  This month the long awaited snowdrops are the stars.  The Victorians associated them with death which … Continue reading

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RHS Wisley Closure alert !

Just in case you were planning to visit RHS Wisley in February… Dear Mr Duchenne, On Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 February 2024 RHS Garden Wisley and the Garden Centre will be closed to all visitors due to the A3 … Continue reading

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My Garden – 2024

At the first meeting at the beginning of the year, it is usual that the talk is given by a member of the Association about their garden and on this occasion we were fortunate in having two speakers, Gilly Cowan … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – December 2023

As I write this article the Autumn foliage has reached its peak.  When the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, trees prepare for winter by withdrawing nutrients from their leaves, leaving us with a spectacular display of autumn colour.  … Continue reading

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The Twelve Plants of Christmas by Timothy Walker

Timothy started his excellent talk by discussing plant blindness – caused by the fact that we are so used to seeing plants, they are so ubiquitous that we do not not them. For instance, he referred to notices outside National … Continue reading

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