Sunday 16 May 2021


As some of you will know on Saturday 15 May the Society's LOVE 2 team held the LOVE 2 Plant Sale. 

This raised A LARGER SUM than we have ever raised before. 

My thanks to the LOVE 2 team of Sally, Morag, Karen, Kate and Sylvia.
My thanks also to everyone who grew plants for the sale,
and not forgetting all our wonderful customers
Well done, what a result! 
Rick Meakin 

Photos below of the action on the day are thanks to Karen.

Monday 12 April 2021


Our annual daffodil competition usually takes place as part of the April Monthly Meeting. Because of the Covid restrictions, that was just not possible.

Our programme Secretary Jenny was, however, not going to be thwarted, and decided that we should have the event in the car park of the venue where we usually meet.

The bulbs (Golden Trumpets) were distributed last December and Saturday 10 April was the date when we could view members growing efforts and the winners awarded. What a fine display it made, and what a good turn out of members and daffodils as can be seen in the images below.

Chairman Rick said "My thanks to everyone who took part in our 2021 Daffodil Competition and braved the cold and damp for the judging, on Saturday afternoon.

Well done to you all"

The winners were 1. Chris D, 2. Kate N and 3. Sylvia Y.

Our congratulations to them all. 

Jenny in charge of the operation

Judge Sylvia passes comment

Chairman Rick thanks everyone

Sunday 11 April 2021

Spring 2021

Its always cheering when spring comes along and the blossoms starts to flower and we also see wonderful splashes of colour from tulips and daffodils.

Soon, without doubt, we will have carpets of blue as the bluebells come into flower. 

What a pity the recent frosts have spoiled some of the magnolia trees just as they were at their best.


Friday 22 January 2021

Winter Colour

Despite the dull days, and gloominess of lock down, nature still takes its course and it cheers you up to see heather and the snowdrops starting to flower.

Surely, signs of the good things to come.

Watch out for details of our Early Spring Flower photo competition.


Just before Christmas we were saddened to learn of the death in hospital of Terry Stent.

He was a very long term member of LODHS, and for many years was an enthusiastic exhibitor (and a prize winner) at our shows. There was always fierce competition between, amongst others, Terry, Roy, Rosemary and Len. All, now sadly, no longer with us.

Recently received through the letterbox was the latest catalogue from seed merchants D T Brown. This was a
timely reminder that Terry acted as the agent for our Members to obtain their seeds at competitive prices. Every autumn orders were collected, and then early the following year Terry would distribute them. A quite formidable task, but always cheerfully undertaken.

The funeral was a family affair and took place at St Johns, Hurst Green. A memorial service will be held when the present health emergency is over.

May he rest in peace

Terry with Morag-Master Park July 2018

Monday 21 December 2020


With all the doom and gloom around, it is heartening for anyone who gardens to know that just round the corner new life will start coming, with the snow drops, crocus and daffodils. Then a little after that the trees will burst into life with all the spring blossom.  Makes you feel better just thinking about the prospect. 

Our local churches are ready for Christmas. We hope you are too, and that you make the best of it possible, in the unusual circumstances.

St Peters Limpsfield

St Mary's Oxted-Winter Wonderland

Monday 7 December 2020

The Chairmans Christmas Greetings


Daffodil Competition 2021


As we wind towards the end of 2020, that has proved to be a most unusual year, but so far as LODHS is concerned, a touch of normality has been possible.

Jenny with Val
One of the features of our AGM in December is to distribute daffodil bulbs to those members present, for them to grow, then bring and show the resulting efforts at the April Meeting. The entries are then judged by those at the meeting and a winner declared.

So as we could do something together, Jenny and Rick brought the bulbs ('Golden Trumpets'), supplied the pots and set up the operation in the Red Cross Car Park on Saturday 4 December. Members could then collect their daffodils and exchange seasonal greetings. All from a safe distance.

A few bulbs remain, so do contact Jenny if you wish to have a go at growing some ready for April.