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Grow Your Own Vegetables by Geoff Hodge

Geoff is a freelance gardening writer, editor and broadcaster who specialises in pests and diseases, vegetable gardening, pruning and propagation.  His interest in growing vegetables started at the age of 14 when he began growing leeks in his mother’s garden … Continue reading

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Pumpkins and Squash

We were delighted to welcome back Russell Attwood who had taken us through the principles of  “no dig” gardening last year.  Russell was so informative and entertaining during that session that we knew we were in for a real treat … Continue reading

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BGA Christmas Party

On Tuesday 19th December we held our annual Christmas Party in the Village Hall.  Members provided delicious food and a good time was had by all. The Committee really appreciated the assistance from the many willing volunteers who helped to … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – November 2023

Well yesterday (I am starting to write this in October) the garden and allotment came to St James’ Church.  Thank you to everyone who provided fabulous flowers and foliage – you know who you are – it made decorating the … Continue reading

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“No Dig Gardening” by Russell Attwood

Well – who would have thought that a talk on “No-Dig” gardening would be so riveting – but it absolutely was. From the moment Russell Attwood started his  presentation we were captivated.  Russell is a very experienced gardener and a retired … Continue reading

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‘Trees” by Andrew Mikolajski

On Tuesday 16th May we were joined by Andrew Mikolajski.  Andrew is a writer and lecturer who was an adviser on the new edition of the RHS A-Z Encylopedia of Garden Plants and the RHS Encylopedia of Plants and Flowers, … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – December/January 2022/23

On a chilly, dismal, drab Sunday in early November when I was contemplating what to write for my December and January article I was reflecting on what I want from my garden at this time of the year.  I came … Continue reading

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The Autumn Flowers of the Peloponnese

We were joined on 22nd November by Joe Sharman, the owner of Monksilver Nursery in Cambridgeshire. Joe is a renowned plantsman with a particular interest in snowdrops. However he lectures on a wide variety of topics and today he came to … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden October

Well the rains came and we survived the heat of the summer – now our gardens and our poor beleaguered trees can recover.  I understand that, to date, this has been the driest year since 1976.  However, I have to … Continue reading

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How to get your House Plants Thriving

On the 20th September we were pleased to welcome Jane Perrone.  Jane is a freelance journalist specialising in plants and gardening.  She writes for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Financial Times, Gardens Illustrated and The English Garden.  … Continue reading

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