Permanent and Seasonal Planting for Pots and Containers by Andy McIndoe

Andy McIndoe spoke to a full audience about how year round planting schemes can bring interest close to the house. Buying the best pots you can afford is the best plan and when it comes to terracotta Andy suggested the English made ones are tougher than others and will survive cold weather. Good drainage using […]

How to Easily Raise the Quality of the Lawn by Ray Broughton

Our AGM was held in the Millennium Hall, the first time back there for two years!  It was good to see everyone in person again. We started with the AGM, followed by a lively discussion on how the club moves forward. Instead of the usual comprehensive flower show we had a modified bulb show. Each […]

Skulduggery in the Shrubbery by Stefan White

Our last zoom talk of the pandemic!  We were looking forward to hearing a talk entitled Skulduggery in the Shrubbery, which got us wondering what we were going to hear. Unfortunately, technology got the better of us, and neither our IT coordinator nor Stephan could get the show on the road. This was the only […]

A Buzz in the Garden, Gardening for Bees by Richard Rickitt

Richard is the editor of Beecraft and keeps around 30 of his own hives and is the beekeeper at Westonbirt where he teaches beekeeping courses. His lively and informative talk made us think about the summer ahead and the overwintering queen bees that wake mid February to establish a nest. A new colony begins and […]