Category: News

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]

Club visit to Piercewebb garden in Clavering

Despite the unseasonal weather during the afternoon by the time members gathered at Piercewebbs in Clavering the weather had improved and an enjoyable time was spent wandering around the garden. In the sheltered walled garden there is a pond and lovely herbaceous borders with unusual hydrangeas and other flowering shrubs. A gate in the wall [Continue]

Coach Trip – Open to Everyone

Mountfitchet Garden Club is organising a coach outing to Furzelea Garden in Danbury, followed by a visit to RHS Hyde Hall (the visit coincides with the Autumn Plant Fair) on Saturday 23rd September 2017. The coach will depart the Day Centre in Stansted Mountfitchet at 08.30hrs   Cost: £18.00 pp   For more information or [Continue]

50 Essential Perennials Every Garden Must Have!

Essential Perennials - Mountfitchet Garden Club

This was the title of our June meeting talk by Mr Paul Harrison talk. His garden, of over an acre, is filled with perennials that suit all positions – sun, shade, damp, dry and anything in between. Before the slide-show began members were given a list of the plants to be shown, with both the colloquial [Continue]

Garden Visit – extra details

Garden Visit – Wednesday 2nd August Mrs Judith Wlliam-Powlett’s Garden in Clavering. This information is for those of you joining us on this evening visit: Full Address: Piercewebbs, 40 Pelham Road, Clavering, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4PQ The garden is location near the church, on the main B1038 road, facing Saville Close. We will be meeting at the garden [Continue]

Autumn Coach Outing

SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE ON AUTUMN COACH OUTING: An outing has been organized on Saturday, 23rd September 2017. A morning visit to a private garden in Danbury before visiting the RHS Garden at Hyde Hall in the afternoon. The outing will coincide with with the Hyde Hall Heritage Plant Fair. If you would like to [Continue]

Club News for June 2017

“GROWING ROSES” was the subject of our June Meeting. Mrs Heather Horner told members how her late husband’s hobby had encouraged her to start breeding roses and how their son, Calvin, was continuing this family tradition. Patience and good record keeping is vital, as it takes many years, with many failures and rejects along the [Continue]

Club News for March 2017

For the first meeting of 2017, the Club invited Clare and Gary Matthews to talk about the on-going restoration of Easton Lodge’s gardens by The Gardens of Easton Lodge Preservation Trust. After a brief history of the Lodge and its past owners, especially Darling Daisy, the Countess of Warwick, members were told about how the [Continue]