Month: January 2018

Rethink your Garden

This was the topic of Mr Andrew Sankey’s talk in November. “Rethinking” is very different from “redesigning” where you start with a blank canvas. Using examples from his own and his mother’s garden members were shown how little by little an area in a garden can be altered so that the right plant grows in the right [Continue]

Garden Bugs – Good and Bad

Dr Ian Bedford – Head of Entomology at the John Innes Centre in Norfolk was our Club’s Guest Speaker in October. Ironically his planned computerised talk “got a bug” so “Plan B” was put into operation and members were told about “Garden Bugs – Good and Bad”!! After explaining his job and showing how the [Continue]

The importance of water in the garden

Darren Lerigo gave a talk to our group in September on “Diluted – the importance of water in the garden”. He has found that gardening in Essex, one of the driest areas of the UK with its lower rainfall and the strong, drying winds was a challenge! With so many  patios, drives, new buildings etc, a lot of rainwater [Continue]