At the Glowing Cemetery event 10 December at West Norwood Cemetery, we’ve once again been invited to run free workshops. (Thank you, Kim Hart!) You’ll create a mini Christmas wreath on a 6″ base with fresh evergreen foliage, bedecked with ribbon bows and seasonal trimmings. All materials for making the wreath will be provided. You can hang your finished wreath from your door, in a window or use as a table decoration. Bring along a friend or two and have a great time learning how…Continue Reading “Make a Christmas Wreath”

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”