Here’s a reminder of our trip in July, plus a brand new offering – a day trip to the wonderful RHS Wisely. Saturday 13 July 2024 – Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens: RHS Partner Horsham, West Sussex, RH13 6PP Grade 1 listed Leonardslee Lakes and Gardens is famed for its ornamental rock garden and spring displays of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias and magnolias. Set over 240-acres of English woodland gardens, and within a steep valley, Leonardslee Lakes & Gardens consists of lakes, woodland areas, and the famous…Continue Reading “Outings Update”

Lawn turf dressing? Check! Composted fine bark? Check! Whatever you’re looking for, start at the Hut. Currently (early July), we have sacks of top soil, John Innes 1, 2 & 3, multi purpose and ericaceous composts, various mulches including Strulch, horticultural grit and pink grit, pea and black basalt gravels, chicken and farmyard manures, Scottish pebbles, lime and silver sand. That’s just a fraction of our stock of gardening and horticultural supplies. Come and check for yourself! The Hut is open to members Saturdays 2 –…Continue Reading “Sacks of soils at the Hut”

The Garden Museum is holding its annual community day on 14 July 11 am – 4 pm. Each year the Museum opens its doors to the local Lambeth community free of charge. This is a great opportunity to get to know the museum. Whether you’ve been curious but never had the chance to visit, or you’re a regular visitor. “DIY OUTING” If you would like to be part of a friendly group at this event, we’re suggesting an informal meet up. People should make their…Continue Reading “Meet Up at Garden Museum 14 July”

Councillor John-Paul Ennis, the Mayor of Lambeth, presented the trophies at the 2024 Lambeth Flower Show, organised by LHS. He congratulated all the entrants. He especially thanked Lambeth Horticultural Society for all the work that goes into putting on such a large and successful show. And he urged people to show their support by joining LHS! Some of the winning horticultural entries and flower arrangements are pictured below. The Mayor congratulates the winners! Some of the stunning domestic crafts, bonsai and houseplants, plus one of…Continue Reading “Mayor salutes work of LHS”

The Asian Hornet (Vespa vetulina nigrithorax) arrived in Europe, from China, about twenty years ago, writes Bob Jackman, vice chair, Bromley Beekeepers and LHS member. A single queen is thought to have been shipped into Bordeaux. She established a nest unnoticed. Insects in the right conditions spread fast. Now this hornet is spreading outwards at a rate of about 80km per year. Asian hornets have spread throughout France into northern Spain and Italy, along the Portuguese coast. They are now camping out along the Channel…Continue Reading “ASIAN HORNETS – the  three pronged threat on our doorstep”