We had a very successful first Open Garden Visit of the Year last weekend when David and Valerie opened up their garden for members of the Hampshire Hardy Plant Society. An amazing garden that is only 4 years old with a herbaceous border which looks well established and some creative gravel plantings near the house.…

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Members Only Open Garden Sunday 5th July – Patricia Elkington Only by Appointment –  Please Book a Timeslot to Attend Following the successful opening of Valerie and David Menzies’ wonderful garden last weekend we will use the same booking system whereby visitors are given an arrival timeslot.  Time in the garden is not limited and…

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Another tour of Dawn’s Garden with some late spring and early summer flowers. There has never been so many flowers on the Zantedeschia before. Over 25 blooming at the same time. The last of  the Wisteria (a floribunda)  is just coming to an end but both this and the W. sinensis (featured last month) have…

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Zoom Meetings Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have had no meetings since way back in February! We would like to try and bring as many of our members together in some Zoom Meeting. As a first trial of this popular video-conferencing we will be having a Virtual Tour of Martin Ward’s garden. To help…

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Friday 12th June 6:30 pm We are going to do something new! Martin Ward is preparing a virtual tour of his garden which was going to be an NGS Open Garden in June. This tour will be shown on Zoom and is open to anyone from Hampshire Hardy Plant Group who would like to attend.…

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Is this a record for a Zantedeschia? Some plants seemed to have thrived over the wet warm winter and others are still struggling in water-logged soil. Dawn’s magnificent Zantedeschia has 25 flowers fully out and 5 just about to unfurl. Dawns challenge is “Can anyone beat the number of flowers out on her Zantedeschia at…

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Friday 17th July 7.30pm ‘Stumperies, ferns and shady friends’ Andrew Tolman Andrew Tolman is based in the West Country working between the Cotswolds and Cornwall bringing with him 30 Years of practical experience in the world of gardening. Andrew has just completed over 10 years of service as a Senior Gardener for HRH the Prince…

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Eighty gardens in Hampshire were going to open in 2020 as part of the  NGS Open Gardens Scheme. Due to the COVID-19 none of these gardens are going to open. This is the latest information on the Gardens in Hampshire  The NGS has a number of Virtual Garden Tours that you may like to look…

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Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show 18-23 May 2020 The RHS has confirmed that all of its upcoming shows between now and 30th June 2020 will be cancelled due to the Covid-19 Restrictions. Cancellations include the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2020 (19th to 23rd May) and the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2020 (7th to 10th May). It…

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