Visit to Ken Abel’s Garden Saturday 4th August 2018.

In spite of the heat we had a very pleasant morning in Ken’s garden. The first thing to greet you on entering was the most impressive display of hostas  beautifully arranged and not a slug bite to be seen, after admiring these, which benefited from being kept in the shade, we rounded the corner and were confronted with the most stunning succulents, large plants with wavy leaves of many different varieties. Continue reading “Visit to Ken Abel’s Garden Saturday 4th August 2018.”

Members Table Show Wednesday 18th July 2018

The last meeting of the Society was the members Table show, one of the big events of the year. Surprisingly in spite of the dry weather there were many entries of first rate flowers and vegetables, from sweet peas, roses and fuchsias plus wonderful vases of flowers. There was also a good showing of vegetables and fruit, a photography class of a seaside pier and lastly a lovely mouthwatering collection of Victoria sponges. Continue reading “Members Table Show Wednesday 18th July 2018”

Low Maintenance Plants by Matt Tanton Brown. 20th June 2018

Our June meeting was Low Maintenance plants by Matt Tanton Brown from Place for Plants East Bergholt. He had a lovely display set out, a plantsmens’ paradise and opened the evening by stating that there is no such thing as a low maintenance plant as all plants need some sort of maintenance. Continue reading “Low Maintenance Plants by Matt Tanton Brown. 20th June 2018”

Outing to Kings Seeds & Green Island Gardens

The Society’s annual outing was to Kings Seeds and Green Island Gardens .  We stopped off on the way for a coffee break at Poplar nurseries Marks Tey, which had the most wonderful displays of baskets and huge floral arrangements. From there we travelled through Coggeshall, with many of its buildings dating back to the 16th Century. Continue reading “Outing to Kings Seeds & Green Island Gardens”

So You Think You Know Gladiolus – A talk by Jill Hazel (May 2018)

Jill lives in a village in Bristol that has had a flower show for the last 82 years. She has exhibited begonias and sweet peas , then the villagers decided to compete with one another and exhibit gladioli. Jill and her husband then decided to buy the Great Western business which was for sale so started growing and selling Gladioli. Continue reading “So You Think You Know Gladiolus – A talk by Jill Hazel (May 2018)”