Category Archives: Spring

Gods in the Garden

There was an excellent turnout of 57 people for our March meeting.  We were pleased to welcome Michael Brown, a horticultural lecturer specialising in garden history.  Michael gave us an insight into why statues were placed in gardens throughout history … Continue reading

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Plant Sale – Anna & Roger Skipper – Saturday 28th May

We still have a lot of hardy pot  plants for sale and all of these must  go very soon or they will be going on the compost heap.    So we will be holding our last plant sale on Saturday 28th May between 9am … Continue reading

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History of English Gardens – Ursula Buchan

On May 17th we welcomed Ursula Buchan to our meeting. Ursula is a garden author and journalist who has written for the Spectator, Observer and Telegraph amongst other publications, although she is currently concentrating on writing a biography of her … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – May 2016

I have just spent a few days in Shropshire. It was still very much daffodil time there, ranging from the magnificent display in the municipal gardens in Shrewsbury to a patch at almost every farm gate. Daffodils will be dying … Continue reading

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Biddenham Gardeners Outing to Coton Manor

On 27th April 2016, members of the Biddenham Gardeners Association visited Coton Manor in Northamptonshire. This is a garden well worth visiting no matter what time of the year (at this time the Bluebell Wood is stunning) with always something … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2016

This is the first time I have ever had daffodils blooming at Christmas and at the following Easter. True, I had only one at Christmas but there were plenty more around in other gardens. This shows what an extraordinary winter … Continue reading

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Gardens Worth Visiting – Roger Skipper

It is always a pleasure to welcome back Roger Skipper, our speaker on the 15th June.  Tonight he presented a slide show of gardens which he considered worth visiting; most of them were within 1-2 hours drive of Biddenham.  Roger … Continue reading

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Biddenham Wild Flowers

Our wild flower garden is ‘blooming’, some amazing colours – just hope that there are more to come … Note: Jeremy advises that the main mix of seeds is the same as used last year: Pictorial Meadows Standard/Classic annual mix: … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – June 2015

June is the month for enjoying gardens at their best, your own and other people’s. There is still plenty of work to be done but make time too for being as well as doing. Savour the garden with all your … Continue reading

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The Gardens at Coton Manor – Caroline Tait

The speaker at a very well attended meeting on 19th May was Caroline Tait, nursery manager at Coton manor. Caroline came to Coton Manor as a volunteer 22 years ago and was transformed by that experience into a professional horticulturalist. … Continue reading

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