Category Archives: Spring

Outing to the OU Gardens, Milton Keynes Garden – 26th May 2015

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A Year in the Life of a Cottage Garden – Andrew Sankey

At our meeting on 21st April the speaker was Andrew Sankey, a garden designer, nurseryman and lecturer based in Cambridge.  The talk was the story of a particular cottage garden that Andrew used to own in Lincolnshire and the moral … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – May 2015

A few days ago, when I looked out of the window early in the morning, there was a spread of white downy feathers on the lawn and, from the size of the patch, I assume that a wood pigeon had … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2015

Easter is the time for celebrating the mystery of new life and revelling in the wonder and beauty of the natural world. There is nothing like gardening to keep you in touch with that world and enjoying the satisfaction of … Continue reading

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The Modern Herbaceous Border – Aubrey Barker

At our March meeting we were pleased to welcome Aubrey Barker.  Aubrey runs the  Hopleys Nursery in Much Hadham Hertfordshire where a large range of perennials, shrubs, climbers, grasses and trees are grown, many of which are not widely available … Continue reading

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Patio Gardening & Gardening in Small Spaces

On Tuesday May 20th we were joined by Rodney Tibbs, author and retired journalist.  Rodney’s talk was divided into three parts; firstly ideas, plans and schemes for small spaces, secondly what to grow and finally he showed pictures of twelve … Continue reading

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Outing to Chenies – 7th May 2014

Gardeners’ Association First Outing of 2014 On 7th May thirty three members visited Chenies Manor – a beautiful Tudor Manor House with delightful award winning gardens overlooking the Chess Valley in Buckinghamshire. We were lucky with the weather – no … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – May

Gardening is traditionally thought of as something that needs long-term planning and a lot of patience. This approach was challenged by the producers of the wave of gardening programmes, like Groundforce, that delighted in showing the transformation you could achieve … Continue reading

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The Four Seasons in Anglesey Abbey Gardens

At another well attended meeting, on 15th April, Richard Todd, head Gardener at Anglesey Abbey gave us an entertaining and stunningly illustrated talk on the Four Seasons in Anglesey Abbey Gardens. Anglesey Abbey is a National trust property just off … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – April 2014

This month marks the beginning of my third year writing these articles. Spring is a good time for marking an anniversary and is always an exciting time for gardeners. This year, with no winter weather to speak of, growth is … Continue reading

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