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Glorious summer!

June 16th 2017 Dorothy Searle has sent us photos of some real treasures that she grows – Physoplexis comosa, Dionysia aretioides Bevere, and Saxifraga Allendale Elf. Some of you may know that Frank Rhodes has been organising a ‘challenge’ to … Continue reading

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May flowers!

The gardens are bursting with flowers now, surely the best time of year for our alpines. It would be lovely to see some of your favourites! Dave Hanslow has sent this stunning picture of an excellent red Primula vulgaris.   … Continue reading

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Lionel Bacon Memorial Lecture – March 23rd 2017

Our 19th Lionel Bacon Memorial Lecture was a delightful talk by Jon Evans, who has been photographing the changing and developing garden at the now-closed Blackthorn  Nursery (which is still sorely missed by all who used to visit there!) As … Continue reading

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Early Bloomers!- latest pics 6/3/17

Frank Rhodes suggested we send in pictures of late-winter and early spring flowers, so I hope many of you will contribute (send photos to hantsags@yahoo.com ) It’s a great chance to share with other members the flowers which we can’t actually … Continue reading

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More pictures from members

We had so many pictures sent in for the Advent Calendar this year that I thought it would be good to post them here. Apologies if I’ve missed any – and do keep sending pictures! Firstly from Janice Bennetts are … Continue reading

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Sad news

We are sad to hear today that Tony Chandler has died suddenly. Tony has been a member of our group for several years now and in recent times has been running the raffle for us. He will be missed. Our … Continue reading

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Some early summer flowers

Some early summer flowers! I thought I’d post a few pictures from my garden in June! There’s been rather a lot of rain, so not too much watering (counting blessings!) and a lot of things have done well when I … Continue reading

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Rocky Flower Show 28 May 2016

The Rocky Flower Show was once again a great success. The weather was just right, not too sunny for folks to drive to the coast and not wet to deter others. There were more plants in the Show than ever … Continue reading

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Late winter-early spring in the garden 2016

Hoping to start the ball rolling with some pictures from my (Lesley’s) garden!! So the crocus have done well this year – I grew some new ones, and particularly liked C. angustifolius, with its very smart dark outer petals to … Continue reading

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Crocus tournefortii

Janice Bennetts has sent this picture, and some information about this lovely autumn crocus. “The fine weather we have had this late September has been a bonus for my Crocus tournefortii, as it’s pale lilac colour petals can be easily … Continue reading

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