The club was founded in 2008 by a group of 3 friends who were keen experienced gardeners who recognized there was a need for people with similar interests to share their knowledge in gardening. As membership has grown the Club has organized garden tours and invited speakers on relevant subjects.
The club normally meets on the second Tuesday of each month throughout the year at 11am.
New members are always welcome.
Quote of the Month
There can be no other occupation like gardening in which, if you were to creep up behind someone at their work, you would find them smiling.
I found this creature along with many others on a cistus bush. They are known to like citrus as well, and I have also observed them on my mimosa tree.
Comes from Australia, now worldwide. Scientific name: Icerya purchasi. Now the tiny nymphs have emerges from the cottony egg sacks - hordes of them! So now is the time to fight them, before they develop the protective shield. Regards Birgit
Telegraph's top 20 garden designers British http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/9317554/Top-20-British-Garden-makers.html Chelsea Flower Show http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/chelseaflowershow/ Just keep on scrolling down!
Gardening Blog:- http://gardeninginspain.com/374/spain-july-gardening-news/ This is an online blog for gardening news by Clodagh and Dick Handscombe
Spanish Allotments or Huertos - fascinating information.......... http://www.allotment.org.uk/grow-your-own/allotments/spanish-versus-british-allotments
From Jane :- I haven't put a quiz in this June Blog. Please let me know if you want further little quizzes in our Blog firstname.lastname@example.org 1. How can you keep an area of soil weed-free, without digging?
a) Cut the tops of the weeds off with scissors, to prevent them from seeding b) Cover the soil with a light-excluding mulch or mulch-fabric c) Ignore the weeds and they will eventually go away
2. When a gardener makes a 'drill' what is he/she making? a) A machine to make holes in the ground b) A shallow trench in which to sow seeds c) A loud noise to scare away birds
3. A 'kumquat' is a small Japanese variety of what sort of fruit? a) Citrus b) Plum c) Pineapple
4. Harry Wheatcroft was a renowned breeder of which type of plant? a) Fuchsias b) Begonias c) Roses
5. Name the evergreen hedging conifer that has created many a neighbourly dispute? a) The British Leyland cedar b) The Leyland cypress c) The Lakeland cupressus
6. What is the Latin name for the Rowan Tree? a) Sorbus b) Malus c) Prunus
7. On what would you use the spray containing the chemical 'Glyphosate'? a) Persistent weeds b) Greenfly, blackfly and whitefly c) Black spot of roses
8. What is the popular name for the Antirrhinum? a) Snake-bark maple b) Snapdragon c) Dog's tooth violet
9. Who, or what, is Müller-Thurgau? a) A botanist from Victorian Bavaria b) A variety of grape c) A summer pudding using raspberries and yoghurt
10. In garden design terms, what is a Ha-Ha? a) A ditch forming a boundary but not obscuring a view b) An area of the garden using mirrors or other illusions c) An arbour or other secluded seating area
Roger Doiron | Profile on TED.com · Roger Doiron wants everyone to plant a garden. He’s the founder of Kitchen Gardeners International, a network of home gardeners. http://www.ted.com/speakers/roger_doiron.html