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MEETING REPORTS

November 11, 2019

At Hedgecroft on Monday 11th November 2019, those present enjoyed a talk by Geoff Peach who worked as a Ranger on the Basingstoke Canal during the late 1980s and early 1990s, which was the time when the Canal was being restored and reopened. His talk was about how the...

October 14, 2019

Winter need not be a bleak time in the garden, according to Timothy Walker, as colour can be found throughout the season in many shrubs and flowering plants which provide both structure and colour from their foliage, stems, berries and flowers.  His presentation was bo...

September 13, 2019

The Society welcomed back Ray Broughton, who gave a talk on ‘Easier Gardening Techniques’. Ray has spent a lifetime in horticulture, he is ahead of Horticulture at Sparsholt and in 2000 was made a Fellow of the RHS. Ray informed members that this was his 2500th talk.

Ra...

August 24, 2019

Yateley and District Garden society's 42nd annual show proved a blooming event.

The town's St Peters Church and hall were filled with flowers, produce, preserves and handicrafts involving 220 exhibits from 45 entrants.

Judging by the entries, it has clearly been a good y...

July 28, 2019

First inspired as a teenager by a bunch of flowers, Margaret Finch is now an inspiration to anyone who aims to have a colourful garden around the year.  Of all the seasons Summer has to be the best time to pack the borders with a rainbow of flowers and Margaret came eq...

July 4, 2019

On 19th June many of our members enjoyed a trip to RHS Hyde Hall near Chelmsford. The weather was very kind to us and our driver, Graham from Farnham Coaches, got us through the traffic on the M25 to arrive in plenty of time to enjoy a coffee before our guided tour of...

June 11, 2019

On Monday 10th June at Hedgecroft. we enjoyed a talk by Stephen Care on HORTUS LOCI - The Plant Centre covering its history and the success of the business.

Formerly known as Whitewater Nursery, the site was originally a farm and the business known as Hortus Loci was la...

May 15, 2019

The weather was certainly kind to us on our visit to view the gardens at Tylney Hall. The glorious sunshine greatly enhanced the views of the gardens. Paul Tattersdill, the Estate Manager, was our guide for the afternoon and gave us a great insight into the history of...

May 13, 2019

Our Guest Speaker on 13th May was Stuart Lees who gave us plenty of advice and ideas for Container Gardening. Stuart trained as a horticulturist and worked for the Cadogan Estate in Chelsea before progressing to various Head Gardener positions. He now runs his own Gard...

April 23, 2019

No matter how small your garden Kelvin Mason inspired the members that it is always possible to grow some vegetables by using containers, raised beds or by attaching shelving to walls.

His talk covered every aspect of growing vegetables on a small scale.  Success is dep...

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