Horticultural Society

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Saturday 23 March is our Spring Show. Open to all, including non-members, so have a try!  Entries to be staged between 11 am and 12.15, Judging 12.30 till 2 pm, Show opens for viewing 2pm, Presentations at 3pm.  Tea and cakes will be served from 1.30. pm in our café.

Last month 22 members attended the PRUNiNG WORKSHOP AT WEST DEAN GARDENS - Anne Kelly, the Pruning Queen at West Dean,talked to us about all types of rose pruning and demonstrated how to prune shrub and rambling roses on the Pergola.The Pergola is planted with roses, honeysuckle, clematis, wisteria and other shrubs, which Anne very carefully prunes and ties. During the growing season, new growth is tied in weekly. During the Winter all the plants are detached, pruned and retied that is  two climbers per column, 62 columns, roughly a months work in the winter, what a lot of pruning experience and expertise!Apart from the wonderful demo and talk the crocuses and snow drops in the grounds were stunning.  A few photos below and more if you click her to our Members page.
Our next talk is on Thursday April 4th, Marcus Dancer on growing clematis and pruning techniques. He will bring a selection of interesting and unusual plants for sale. This will be an opportunity to source something special for your garden.  As always the talk will start at 8.00pm with coffee served from 7.30pm. Non-members are most welcome to join us for a 1.