“My successes go to the Bring and Buy plant sale and my failures go on the compost heap!“ I was elected as chair at the AGM. I’m taking on the role with some trepidation. Tony filled it with such aplomb for an incredible 40 years. But I will do my best to continue his great work, to preserve all that is best about our wonderful Society and help it face the challenges of the future. I joined the Society in 1995 or 1996. I was…Continue Reading “New Chair Gabrielle”

We don’t have any paid staff and all our activities are run by dedicated volunteers. If you’re interested in gardening (you don’t have to be an expert – we’re all learning!) and have a few hours to spare, maybe you could lend a hand. It doesn’t have to be a regular commitment (although that would be great). There are lots of projects you can get stuck into. Current Vacancies Please contact us with your questions or application What Publicity Officer Why Our publicity officer is…Continue Reading “Current Volunteering Vacancies”

We need as much help as possible to run another great Flower Show over the weekend. This is a flagship event and really lets us tell thousands of people what we are doing. The more volunteers we have, the greater the impact, the smoother the running – and the less work for everyone! Full details of the Show. Please let us know if you can spare a couple of hours, any time between the afternoon of Friday 7 June and Sunday 9 June.  We need help;…Continue Reading “Lambeth Country Show 8 and 9 June – volunteers needed”

In the past I have sown crops too late to get the benefit of the longer August and September daylight hours. Then I read Charles Dowding’s “How to grow winter vegetables”. Modules It dawned on me that the key to succession is to sow winter crops in modules (seed trays divided into rows of individual cells) at an early date. Advantages If there is no space to direct sow, modules give your plants a month’s start when you plant them out. I first tried this…Continue Reading “Crop Succession: planning now for autumn & winter veg”