Friday, 27 May 2016


Thank you to all those who came along and supported out Plant Sale on Saturday 21 May. We were delighted with the response, and we were kept busy from 9am until we closed.
Special thanks must go to the growers who provided the plants, and, as can be seen, the customers seemed pleased with what they brought.
We were a little low on the volume of vegetables this year, but we feel sure we will do better another time.
It will soon be July and time for our "Celebration of Local Gardening" on Saturday 16 July. Click here for details.
Getting everything ready and priced
The Sale Starts
The crowd queue to buy their plants
Ready to start planting in the garden

Wednesday, 18 May 2016


Here are some photos that show a little of what you will be able to buy on Saturday.
You can see what a lot of preparation goes on in advance to ensure there is a good range of plants to buy. 
Our thanks to Rick for supplying the photos as well as the plants.
We look forward to seeing you sometime between 9 and 11am on Saturday 21 May at the Red Cross Hall,  Oxted. 

Sunday, 15 May 2016


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The 2015 Plant Sale

Get ready for the Bank Holiday weekend, by buying some bargain plants at our Annual Plant sale. We always have a great selection, and often something just a bit unusual. Why not come along and take a look? We are sure you will be tempted to buy.
The 2015 Plant Sale

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

May 2016 Monthly Meeting

We were delighted to welcome our speaker Sarah Rogers from the Himalayan Gardens at Riverhill near Sevenoaks.
She spoke of the history and restoration of the gardens giving an indication of the challenges involved, and what still remains to be done.
It is a wonderful place for children, but still offers a lot for those interested in horticulture for its own sake. It is a particular delight to view at this time of year.
Sarah is seen here chatting with Karen after the talk.
Not only did we have our Annual Compost Competition (see entry below), but also our Monthly Competition, and the winner for May is Julie Simpson with this (left) winning entry.


Following a tradition for the last few years our Home Made Compost Competition was held at the May monthly meeting. Judging was undertaken by the members present based on the look, feel and aroma of the entries.
Taking over first place from the 2015 winner Alan Essex is Gerry Carpenter, to whom we offer our congratulations.
He is seen here having just received his prize from Chairman Rick. Second was Philip Grigg and third Margaret Edwards.
Our thanks to all those who entered, and hopefully it may encourage you to have a go next year.