May

Our social evening took place in May this year, the evening was a little chilly but a good time was had by all. Before the party began we visited Kate Slack’s garden in Ashton Grange, Grange Road. Take a look at some photographs below:  

April

In April 2018 we had a visit from Anne Harrison who gave a very interesting talk on Climbers and Wall Plants with photographs of plants in her garden. I am hoping to get a selection of photographs from her so watch this space.  

Woburn Abbey Garden Show

BBC’s Adam Frost and Pippa Greenwood to headline the revamped Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2018  Woburn Abbey is delighted to announce that BBC Gardeners’ World TV presenter Adam Frost and BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Pippa Greenwood are headlining this year’s remastered Woburn Abbey Garden Show on 23rd and 24th June. Now in its 9th year, the ‘Gardeners’ Garden Show’ attracts around 5,000 visitors and has become an important diary date for gardening enthusiasts. Set just over an hour from London in 42-acres of the Abbey’s beautifully landscaped gardens, the show offers unparalleled access to award-winning exhibitors and nurseries that have been handpicked by Woburn. The displays are complemented by an array of live entertainment, artisan foods, shopping, demonstrations, informative talks and gardening advice, tips and tours. Show highlights include: Talks and Q&A sessions with BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Adam Frost, BBC Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time panellist Pippa Greenwood and Woburn Estates Gardens Manger and show organiser Martin Towsey Free tips and advice from Woburn gardeners and rare access to see the Private Gardens of the Duke and Duchess of Bedford (not normally open to the public) Free garden tours with RHS qualified gardeners to learn more about the management and creation of Woburn’s Humphry Repton landscaped gardens A fabulous line up of RHS Medal winning nurseries, offering a […]

March

Our 2018 March meeting was Changing Colours and Moods in our Gardens presented by David Race. David and his wife Linda came to our meeting at the school and David presented a month by month view of his lovely garden at 5 Cobbs Lane, Hough, Crewe. If you couldn’t make the meeting you can see a selection of his photographs below. David and Linda’s garden is open to the public as part of the NGS in July this year; you can find more details in the yellow book or click here. We are hoping to arrange our own private viewing of the garden in 2019 so keep an eye open for next year’s programme.        

February

Our February meeting was a presentation of Wild Landscapes of two Cornish Gardens by Jane Allison. The two gardens were The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevaggissy  and Glendurgan Garden at Mawnam Smith. If you are tempted to visit the gardens in person take a look at their websites to find out more: The Lost Gardens of Heligan Glendurgan Garden Jane is the owner of Mayfields Plants, a private cottage garden nursery in Stanthorne, Middlewich. She brought a selection of plants with her which we soon bought up by our members! If you would like to find out more about Mayfields Plants click here.  

Season by Season Lawn Care Guide

When it comes to gardening, it appears that many of us are worried that the garden is greener on the other side. When surveyed in 2015, over half of Britons admitted to looking over to their neighbour’s gardens to compare them to their own. 24% were so worried about the competition that they admitted to giving bad gardening advice to those living next door! To avoid you resorting to these sneaky tactics to keep your lawn at its best, gardening gurus and retailers of horticultural grit, Compost Direct have created this guide to help you out. This season-to-season guide offers tips to keep your lawn looking luscious all year round – from increasing your mowing frequency in spring to aerating your lawn in summer, here’s all you need to know…