Welcome to our Society
We are an active group of gardening enthusiasts based in Burwash, attracting members from the village and surrounding areas.
Our aim is to inform, entertain and interest our members in plant and garden related subjects in a sociable, informal and friendly group setting.
The Society is a great place for sharing knowledge, experience and friendship. If you enjoy growing fruit, vegetables or flowers, flower arranging, cookery, arts and crafts or indeed anything garden related, why not join us?
Find out more About us
Tuesday 12th March 2024
10am in the Parish Room, Burwash Village Hall
Summer Show 2023
Results and photos here.
Rose & Sweet Pea Show 2023
Results and photos here.
Spring Show 2023
Results and photos here
Our first talk for the year was by Emma Davies. It was very interesting to hear about her training and career and an insight into her work at Great Dixter, Northiam, East Sussex.
Please click here to read more.
Saturday 13th May
Many thanks to all who supported our plant sale.
View photos here.
Results and photos of 2021 and 2022 shows
Go to the show pages
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The Gardener's Year
Some monthly gardening tips
Plant name changes
Some well loved plants such as sedum, have been renamed. Sedum is now hylotelephium.
The difficult to pronounce schizostylis is now called hesperantha.
Jobs for DECEMBER
If pond is frozen over, use a saucepan of hot water placed on the surface to melt a hole if it is stocked with fish.
Prune acers, birches and vines before Christmas to prevent sap bleeding.
Try to keep off the lawn during frosty weather.
Trees and shrubs can still be planted and transplanted.
Pot spring bulbs if they can be kept in a greenhouse for a while..
Consider tidying your greenhouse to prevent build up of old and damaged pots and old compost.
Continue to crop and store vegetables such as parsnips, leeks, winter cabbage and remaining crops.
Consider protecting vulnerable plants against frost damage by using fleece, hessian or bubble wrap before severe air frosts occur.
Check regularly that protection is in place.
The mallard, or wild duck (Anas platyrhynchos), is a dabbling duck that breeds throughout the temperate and subtropical Americas, Eurasia, and North Africa. It has been introduced into New Zealand.
Both sexes have an area of white-bordered black or iridescent purple or blue feathers called a speculum on their wings; males especially tend to have blue speculum feathers.
The female lays 8 to 13 creamy white to greenish-buff spotless eggs, on alternate days. Incubation takes 27 to 28 days and fledging takes 50 to 60 days. The ducklings are precocial and fully capable of swimming as soon as they hatch.
The mallard is a medium-sized waterfowl species that is often slightly heavier than most other dabbling ducks. It is 50–65 cm (20–26 in) long – of which the body makes up around two-thirds – has a wingspan of 81–98 cm (32–39 in),: 505 and weighs 0.7–1.6 kg (1.5–3.5 lb)
The mallard is considered to be a species of least concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
Euonymus Europaeus - Spindle tree
Hylotelephium - aka sedum