Wednesday, 20 May 2015


Andrew Gaunt provided a copy of the leaflet that goes with the Animal and Plant Health Agency garden that is on display at the this year's Chelsea Flower Show. Do take a look if you have the opportunity.
Click on each of the pages to enlarge.

Tuesday, 12 May 2015


We were delighted with the outcome of our 2015 Plant Sale on Saturday 9 May. We opened the doors to an eager crowd at 9am who for the next hour or so devoured most of what was on offer.
The is a major event for the Society, that helps keep us financially viable.
So, a big thank you to those who supplied the plants, to those that came along to buy and to all those who helped out on the day.
The plants start to arrive and Julie is in charge of price setting.

Sales underway, with Chairman Rick giving advice assisting.


On Friday 1 May a party of our members were shown round the grounds of Gravetye Manor by Head Gardener,
Tom Coward. This was a follow up to his talk in February. The places for the visit were limited and was very oversubscribed.
A most informative occasion. Thank you Tom for giving your time and to Sandra for
making the arrangements.
Click on the photos to enlarge.
See Tom talking about the Spring Garden at Gravetye in the video below, as it was in 2012.



At our May monthly meeting Andrew Gaunt from the Animal and Plant Health Agency came to talk to us about "Alien Pests and Diseases". What he had to say was really quite alarming, as many of us had no idea of the extent to which our trees, shrubs, plants etc are at risk. The work carried out by the Agency goes largely unheralded, but is essential.
There is no question that Andrew had our undivided attention, and it is well worth hearing what he has to say if you get the opportunity.
Did you know, for example, that until 1990 the UK dealt with one or two new tree pest and diseases every ten years, but during the past decade has had to cope with eighteen.
You can help by becoming part of the Observatree scheme. Chick here to find out more.

Monday, 4 May 2015


Just look at this sea of English wild Bluebells as seen and photographed by our Chairman Rick.
They are in Limpsfield Chart  woodland near to Trevereux, just a few minutes walk from the the road.
Well worth a look if you get the chance, but do so soon before they disappear!