Category Archives: Autumn

Wildlife in the Pond

At our November meeting Linda Smith spoke on the subject of ‘Planting for Wildlife in your Garden Pond’. Linda runs Waterside Nursery in Leicestershire. For the last six years Linda has won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – November 2016

As the pace of gardening slows down this is a good time for looking back over the past year and making preparations for next year. It was a strange year for weather with a very wet June and then a … Continue reading

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Outing to Thenford Gardens and Arboretum 15th October 2016

On Saturday, 15th October 2016, a full capacity coach of 39 members of the Biddenham Gardeners Association enjoyed a visit to Thenford Gardens and Arboretum. Shortly after our visit a new website was launched which provides full visitor information and shows off … Continue reading

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Colour in the Autumn Garden

There was an excellent turn out of 50 plus people at our October meeting and we were delighted to welcome some new members as well as those who attend regularly.  Roger Harvey from Harveys Garden Plants, a family run nursery, … Continue reading

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Britain’s Wonderful Wildlife – Richard Revels

At the first meeting of our new season on 20th September Richard Revels spoke on the subject of Britain’s wonderful wildlife. Richard is a highly regarded photographer who offers a wide range of illustrated talks on natural history and has … Continue reading

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This Month in the Garden – November 2015

In September I was away on holiday in rural North Wales, near the sea but away from any big town, and I saw stars. At night the sky was black and the stars stood out with a wonderful brightness; the … Continue reading

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Birds, butterflies and bees – Janette Merilion

At the meeting on 20th October our speaker was Janette Merilion, a horticultural lecturer and garden designer. The topic of her lively talk was birds, butterflies and bees – creating habitats for wildlife –  and it was amply illustrated with … Continue reading

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Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces – Jane Perrone

Jane began the talk by illustrating with photos how small areas look better with larger than average pots!  People often make the mistake of using small pots on small patios.  Not only does this give the optical illusion of making … Continue reading

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Anglesey Abbey – Winter Lights 2014

Those members of the BGA that attended in April 2014, will remember the fascinating talk given by Richard Todd on the ‘Four Seasons of Anglesey Abbey’. As a direct result (on Friday 5th December), 30+ Members of the BGA visited Angelsey … Continue reading

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Fruit growing. Planting, Pruning and Caring for fruit trees – Michael Abel

The speaker at our meeting on 18th November was Michael Abel, a former commercial fruit grower and lecturer at Writtle College.  Michael started by emphasising that the subject of his talk was top fruit – primarily apples, pears and plums … Continue reading

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