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Meeting May 10

Marina North of Plantiful Terrariums ‘Garden in a Bottle’ Our speaker this evening gave an excellent presentation and demonstration of the wonders of indoor gardens not just in bottles (closed or open) but baubles, balls, geometric terrariums in all shapes … Continue reading

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TALK April 12th 2022

Darren Lerigo, Owner of Modern Mint ‘Diluted:How to cope with excessive heat and lack of rain’ The first time our Speaker gave this talk was in Shropshire when the county was being deluged continuously with heavy downpours of rain. He … Continue reading

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ZOOM Meeting 8 February 2022

Lesley Chamberlain of LC Plants gave a talk about the ‘Life and Gardens of Gertrude Jekyll’ It was an interesting start with brief summaries of the family background. Would you believe that just a few centuries ago, in 1738, a … Continue reading

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Meeting November 9

49 members were present to listen to our speaker Colin Moat of PineView Plants whose talk was entitled ’50 greys of shade’. Colin’s colourful slide presentation highlighted his love of all shade loving plants and detailed his admitted ‘obsession’ with … Continue reading

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Meeting October 12

Margaret Easter “Autumn & Winter Gardening” Over 40 members turned out on a damp evening to listen to our guest speaker who has been a Harpenden resident for over 30 years and holds the National Plant Collections of Thymus, Hyssopus … Continue reading

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Meeting September 14

Speaker Jacqueline Aviolet “Hardy Geraniums-history and propagation“ At our first ‘live’ meeting after 18 months of Zoom talks we were pleased to welcome 46 members and guests who enjoyed an informative and humourous evening talk. Hardy geraniums are mostly pink, … Continue reading

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April 13 ZOOM Meeting

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March 9 ZOOM Meeting

Our second Talk of 2021 was presented by Simon White of Beales Roses in Norfolk who gave us his A-Z of Roses. Simon who has spent 40 years working for Beales certainly demonstrated his vast knowledge and passion for roses … Continue reading

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ZOOM Meeting 9 February 2021

Timothy Walker ‘Plants Borders & Gardens’ Timothy is an ‘old friend’ of the Society and has talked on many occasions and many subjects. He is a well known British Botanist and previous Director and horticultural Praefectus of the Oxford Botanical … Continue reading

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ZOOM Meeting 1st December

Our speaker was the return of Geoff Hodge an author of 8 gardening books including 5 for the RHS. His talk was entitled ‘Winter in the garden – beating the winter blues’ very apt for this time of year! Planning … Continue reading

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