Visit to Upton Wold and Harrells Nursery Garden

Our morning visit was to an extensive 9 acre garden in a glorious country setting near Moreton-in-the-Marsh. It has been developed from scratch since 1973 and contains a wide range of different appealing features. These include beautiful areas of perennial planting with hardy geraniums and roses and much else besides, with fruit and vegetable areas. Box and yew hedging has been used effectively to delineate the different sections. The garden contains the national collection of Walnut trees, each with its own distinctive features. There is also a diminutive version of Stonehenge with its circle of standing stones. A garden containing a wide range of interest...
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Early Sight of 2017/18 Winter Programme

Date Speaker Topic/Title Talk Details 4 Oct 2017   Leila Jackson   Salvias, abutilons Salvias and abutilons.   PLANTS FOR SALE 18 Oct 2017 Jake Hobson, Niwaki Topiary ‘The Art of Creative Pruning’ which is a look at various pruning around the world and how it can inspire and be applied to the garden. TOOLS AND BOOKS FOR SALE 1 Nov 2017 Lois Philipps Organic Gardening Detail to be agreed   15 Nov 2017 Neil Miller Jerusalem Botanic Garden   29 Nov 2017 Geoff Hodge Happy houseplants   13 Dec 2017 2017   Christmas Social   17 Jan...
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Two Northamptonshire Gardens

42 Reading Gardeners and friends took the (longish) coach trip to two Northamptonshire gardens. First, Coton Manor there was something for everyone in this delightful ten acre garden. The first impression was of enormous yellow tulips by the welcome desk (and for the less horticulturally-minded, a showroom-condition 1960s Rolls Royce). Much more was to follow.  We wandered the sloping garden where our senses were stimulated with the scent of the Lilac, Wisteria and Azaleas, with closely-manicured lawns and borders, many beside spring-fed rills. On each ornamental pond, equally ornamental exotic ducks. It was with some surprise that we came...
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Reading and Distict Fuchsia Society

The Reading & District Fuchsia Society will be holding two meetings in May.  The first is on Monday, 8th May and is a Fuchsia Talk given by John Nicholass.  The second is on Monday, 22nd May and is an instructional evening given by Sid Garcia.   Both meetings will be held at Maiden Place Community Centre, Lower Earley, Reading RG6 3HE.  The evening is free to members and £1 to visitors.   Further information from Ann Allen. Tel. 0118 9663730.  Email:...
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An Evening with Tom Hart Dyke

The gallery provides a visual record of the very enjoyable VIP...
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