Monday, 19 December 2011


What an evening we enjoyed on 7 December, having completed the formal business, the jollity's commenced with sparkling wine and delicious things to eat. We all celebrated Fay Butcher's 90th birthday, and celebrated the Harris award winner for 2011 Linda Boakes. Linda is seen below (Left) being presented with the award by another winner, Roy Eaton, who won the 2011 Monthly Competition.
Below right is Fay Butcher with President Len cutting the 90th birthday cake.


Make a date to come and see us.....

Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


Some of you may have seen the item in the Newsletter, about how delightful and peaceful it is around the Church and the Clergy House. The reproduction here will improve on the capabilities of the Newsletter, especially the apples in the orchard. Do take a visit if you can, and spend a tranquil afternoon.

Friday, 4 November 2011


Right:  Our President, Len Stebbings, presents the Banksian Award to Roy Eaton at our
November Meeting .


Left: November was the last chance to enter the 2010/11 monthly competition. The winners will be announced at the AGM on 7 December. Here is winning entry for November from Margaret Hacker

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Events of interest

Book Now!
Visit to Wisley Sunday 26 February 2012
Watch exotic butterflies take flight among tropical plants in the warmth of the glasshouse.

Free entry to Wisley for LODHS members
Enquiries to Sandra Essex Rivington House, Rockfield Road, Oxted., RH8 0EL
Tel.01883 714796

Wednesday, 26 October 2011


Here are a couple of videos that will hopefully encourage you to have a go a making your own compost.

Friday, 14 October 2011


These pictures were taken about ten days ago by Sylvia, early in the day, when we were enjoying the "Indian summer", here in Oxted.

A still, misty morning presented these delightful sights. More will be published in the November Newsletter.

Do you have any we could view?

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

October and November speakers meet!

Patricia Liechti Clarke gave a fascinating, factual talk on"Plants for a Winter Garden" on Wednesday 5 October. A lot for us to go and and try to achieve.

Here she is seen with our President Len Stebbings, who is due to be our speaker at the meeting on 2 November.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011


Jenny Meakin getting ready to sell bulbs at the autumn show

Bring something to enter into the monthly
competition on Wednesday 5 October. There
is only a couple of months to go before the
winners for the year are announced.
For further information about the Society and
its activities email

Membership is only £10 per year. Why not join to take full advantage of what is on offer.

At our November meeting LEN STEBBINGS
will be our speaker who always has plenty of
to say about our hobby. Not to be missed!

Saturday, 17 September 2011


Saturday 10 September, Community Hall Oxted

Carol Bulldeath, the domestic Judge in action, supported by Morag Roulston
Entries for the vegetable Top Tray competition

 A delightful prize winning dahlia

Chris Bruce Jones is awarded his prize by special guest 
Stephen Jones Chairman of the Plumbers Arms Allotments 
Association, assisted by Show Secretary Linda Boakes

Thursday, 15 September 2011


Saturday 16 July, St Peters Hall Limpsfield
The vegetable bench, with the Floral display on the stage

Always a delight for their colour and smell, the sweet pea exhibits

The worthy winner of the children's class

The prizes were presented by Una Eaton, assisted by Linda Boakes, Show Secretary (left) and Karen Hesketh, Vice Chairman