Colin Jones on “Round Britain Wiz” As a speaker aboard cruise ships Colin has been lucky enough to sail nine times around the British Isles. In this talk he will show some of his favourite ports of call from the Isles of Scilly in the south to the Faroes in the north. Being a garden nut he is always on the lookout for interesting gardens en route which of course he will feature in his talk. Do join us for our final Talk of 2023….Continue Reading “Wednesday 22 November: free Talk”

Sheila Gijsen writes, I hope to give you a few ideas for plants which can fill that difficult shady area, but are also interesting and surprisingly colourful. A bonus is that none of the plants I mention need staking! I’ve lived in my ground floor 1970 ex council flat for thirty years. The garden is tiny and nearly square – 18 by 20 feet. It is two thirds soil -mainly on the shady side. The rest is basic patio paving, and I’ve covered that part…Continue Reading “Shade gardening in a tiny garden”

We took part in a Community Day at West Norwood Cemetery on 24 September to celebrate the patterns and colours of the surroundings. The free event included opportunities to sculpt clay figures, literally carve your name in stone, take a sketching class, and create beautiful postcards using ink from plants. Lambeth Horticultural Society ran a Spring bulbs activity throughout the event, with demos on how to plant bulbs in layers in pots. Helena, pictured, ran eight very popular workshops in total. As you can see,…Continue Reading “Community Day, West Norwood Cemetery”

We’re taking part in Lambeth Heritage Month and the community event at West Norwood cemetery on Sunday 24 September.  Our member Helena Kowalska will be running an activity throughout the event helping members of the public to create a stylish pot of bulbs for spring. All the materials are free. We’ll also be running a pop-up shop so you can stock up on more bulbs and other goodies, including some beautiful locally grown quinces.  Many different community groups will have stalls and activities, so come by…Continue Reading “Free bulb planting activity 24 September”

Our autumn bring & buy is on Saturday 7 October at the Hut. Don’t miss an opportunity to refresh or rethink your winter and spring garden.   Check websites, books, catalogues and newspapers for ideas. Approach the Bring & Buy with a creative spirit. And don’t forget – it’s Bring not just Buy.  Bring cuttings, seeds, corms and bulbs to share with others.