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‘Designing a Border from Scratch’ with Lucy Hartley – via Zoom

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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COVID-19 – pls read & share

This Covid-19 virus is not a living organism. It is a protein molecule (RNA or DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular (eyes), nasal (nose) or buccal mucosa (mouth), … Continue reading

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A visit to Angelsey Abbey – September 2020

Anglesey Abbey, a Jacobean-style house with beautiful gardens and a working water mill is only 50 minutes away from Biddenham.  Originally the home of Lord Fairhaven it is now owned by the National Trust and is well worth a visit … Continue reading

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Exploring Traditional Wildflower Names – Twigs Way

On Tuesday 8th September we were joined by Dr Twigs Way, well known garden historian.  Again, this was a Zoom meeting and we were pleased to welcome 33 members and visitors to this session. Twigs imparted a wealth of information on the … Continue reading

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BGA – July 2020 Zoom mtg

On 21 July we held our second distanced meeting using Zoom. Paula Church, our secretary, hosted the meeting and the speakers were our Chair, Paul Fricker and a former Chair, Peter Carter. Most of us had never heard of Zoom … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – July 2020

Many of us living in Biddenham during the period of Lockdown are lucky enough to have a garden and what a boon that has been!  Two months of lovely sunny dry weather was an added bonus and a garden and … Continue reading

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Chairmans newsletter – May 2020

Dear Biddenham Gardeners’ Association member, We have seen some beautiful late Spring colours in the gardens and I hope you have been able to visit our Gallery of Members’ Photos. It must be one of the most inspiring photo galleries … Continue reading

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