“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow”
A very suitable quote from Audrey Hepburn.
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The Cottage – Rosemary Palmes
Autumn colour and roofs
Mahonia with Berberis in foreground
Shades of Autumn (shrubs are Enkianthus, Euonymus red cascade and hornbeam)
HANDS OF HOPE, Hawkhurst, OPEN DAY 6th September 2020
Barbara S demonstrates how to make delicious Apple Chutney
Masses of lovely veggies and happy children making floral headbands
Photos from Ros Maggs
Photo from Lizzy Sinclair: Bringing home the harvest
Two photos from Ros Maggs: These are the little patio peppers that were on offer at the plant sale. Such great little plants and tiny peppers pack a punch. If you bought one I hope they have performed well. Save a couple later for seeds. My first packet came from Wilco, about 4 years ago, for £1. Not a bad investment.
Photo from Lizzy Sinclair: Fenton with today’s harvest 😁
Photo from Ros Maggs: Meet Blauhilda. They are a climbing French bean that are purple but go green when cooked. Good flavour but quite good at camouflage as the stems are purple too. Thank you Jenny for introducing me to these, and providing my starter beans.
Two photos from Ros Maggs: My Romneya tree poppy is looking the best ever this year
Two photos from Jenny Rummery: Bowl of Pleone & Iochroma ‘bluebell tree’
From Ros Maggs: Spent a wonderful sunny afternoon immersed in the colourful managed randomness that is Great Dixter. Admission by timed entry. Book online and don’t forget to book a timed slot for the nursery too.
No café, so take your own drink, but loos open.
Photo from Maureen Relf: Sweet Peas. Just picked, wish you could smell them!
Photo from Ros Mags: Picked my first cucumber today – variety Telepathy (grown in greenhouse). So sweet and juicy. Has anyone else started picking yet? So that is encouraging but the French beans look rubbish! Ros
Member Lizzie Sinclair has been very busy making a new border, during lockdown, with the help of her boys. She has managed to source quite a few new plants from members but here are some lovely photos of more established plants – lovely iris, roses and honeysuckle.
Photo from Ros Mags:
Here is a sweet wee plant I have not grown before. It’s a Nemesia, called “Masquerade” (02/06/2020)
Photo from Maureen Relf: Tony’s delphiniums grown from seed 2-3yrs ago. He is quite proud of them!!!
(Please save us some seeds Tony! – Ros)
Photo from Rosemary Palmes’ garden: Rosa Parade (27/5/2020)
Photo from Rosemary Palmes’ garden: Clematis Mrs George Jackman (27/5/2020)
Photo from Maureen Relf: Do we need garden flowers when you can pick a bunch of so called “weeds” like this from your garden? (23/5/2020)
Photo from Ros Mags: Fabulous buttercup meadow behind Ashleigh’s farm shop (19/5/2020)
Photo from Ros Mags: More California poppies and behind them a geum I bought last year called Tropical Cocktail (19/5/2020)
Photos from Lizzie Sinclair
Photos from Rosemary Palmes
Photo from Ros Mags: For 8th May, a small red, white and blue posy of garden flowers to remember all those brave men and women who gave their all.
Photo from Ros Mags: Blossom on the Recreation Ground, Sandhurst
Photo from Ros Mags: Hole Park, but not this year! _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Ros reports that Blackbrooks and High Banks Nurseries are delivering locally. Blackbrooks had compost yesterday (1st April).
High Banks request orders sent in by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
They are taking orders for bedding plants and vegetable plants. Get your orders in before Monday as that is the day they send the orders to the supplier, and delivery will be a week later. Include your telephone number. They will then do their best to work out a delivery route and divide delivery costs. Their web site is undergoing revision. They have no grow bags but do have compost as at 3/4/20.