Horticultural Society

Click on the Schedule for the full programme of the Society's talks etc
Behind the Scenes at the Autumn Show - 'The Judging' our thanks to Peter Searight of 'The Remarkable Studio' for taking these photographs for us.
More news on the exciting new planting plans for Fernhurst
PLANTS GALORE - We have decided to run a socially distanced plant stall outside the Fernhurst Centre on Saturday 22nd May from 10 till 12. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF DATE from that published in the April Fernhurst News. Please wear a mask and ensure that you comply with all the covid regulations to make it a safe occasion.

Just like at our Revels stall we rely upon plants being donated on the day. Please plant up some pots if you are doing any seed sowing, veg plants are always popular. Likewise if you are dividing any border plants do pot up some spares for us. If you can label with name and colour of the flower if applicable that would be very helpful. If you need any help with collection of plants please contact Louise Buchanon on 01428 645197. Please bring your donations along between 8am to 9am on the day for our volunteers to display
Thank you to everyone who attended our Show and Tell evening via Zoom - we saw some wonderful blooms which of course members would normally have put in our Spring Show.  - Click here to see photos of members spring flowers  - the photos are for the pleasure of sharing what we have growing in our gardens and to cheer us up for spring!    And now a wonderful new stepping stone in one members garden .........
The area on the corner of The Leys: Hoping that the bench arrives soon so you can sit and enjoy both the growing flowers and visiting wildlife. Keep watching for further planting both here.

raised bed on the corner of Vann Road, opposite Crossways Fruiterers: You will have seen the spring bulbs currently flowering in this bed and now new some shrubs have been planted and these are..........

Currently we have red stemmed Cornus Albums Elegantissima (Dog Wood). Amelanchier (June Berry), Hazel. Viburnum Opulus (Guelder Rose), Golden Elder.

Shrubs still to go in bed, (Witch Hazel) Hamamelis Pallida will probably not be planted until Autumn. Also coming shortly Rosa Glauca and the Fuchsia donated earlier in memory of Reg Parkhouse.

The shrubs will be under planted with spring bulbs, Muscari, Tete-a-Tete daffodils and snowdrops and crocus.

In the foreground  will be a selection of perennials to provide a long period of colour, interspersed with annual white cosmos which we are currently growing from seed.