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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?

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The Gardener's Year

Some monthly gardening tips from our President, Philip Cutler

OCTOBER

Some jobs for this month: -

Roses

  • Check ties on climbers and ramblers and tie in new shoots. 

  • Continue to dead head, including large and cluster roses as they fade.

Flowering plants

  • Cut down and lift frost blackened dahlias.

  • After drying dahlias, store in a frost free place.

  • Plant hardy perennials including carnations and pinks.

 

  • Plant hyacinth and tulip bulbs. 

  • Sow sweet peas in the open or in pots in a cold frame or in an unheated greenhouse.

'Gardening for Wildlife'

by Dr Mick Lynn

Thursday 30 September 2021. 

The talk was very interesting and gave our members some very good tips on how to encourage wildlife into our gardens.

The theme was the letter B; bees, butterflies, beetles, badgers and more.

We shouldn't make our gardens too neat and tidy; old log piles and some 'weeds', such as dandelions and rose bay willow herb, are good for wildlife.

STOP PRESS

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation our programme of events is continuously under review.

We will resume face to face meetings  in line with Government guidance.

Please keep checking this site for further updates. Thank you.

VIRTUAL SPRING SHOW 2021

Held on Saturday 27 March 2021

Take a look at the entries and  results here

ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Held on Saturday 22 May 2021

We had a very enjoyable and successful sale. A big thank you to everyone who came along and supported us. It was great to see so many faces. Happy growing!

We look forward to doing it all again next year.

"GARDENING UNDER LOCKDOWN IN BURWASH"

by our Chairman Richard Maude-Roxby. Read article here.

OUTING 2021

Our outing this year to RHS Garden Wisley has again been postponed. Subject to Covid-19 rules, we hope to be able to reschedule for later in the year and will notify you when we have more information. Those who have already paid for this trip will have their money refunded.

AGM

Due to the change in the Society's financial year, our AGMs will now take place on the third Tuesday of March each year. 

Our next AGM will be on Tuesday 15 March 2022

Vegetables

  • Dig vacant ground and incorporate well rotted manure.

 

  • Plant out cabbages, winter and spring lettuce under cloches.

  • Start to make sowings of broad beans.

  • Sow spinach to overwinter for an early crop in the spring.

Greenhouses

  • Remove shading paint and mesh as temperatures fall.

  • Clear any finished plants, ripen tomatoes indoors.

  • Cleanse greenhouses with hot water and garden disinfectant to reduce the carry over of red spider mites, mildew, weeds and other problems.

Green House
Image by Zhen Hu
  • Consider pruning wisteria. Young wisteria should be tied in and trained to create a framework for the future. For mature plants, prune tendrils to a couple of buds from the base of the tendril to allow light into the plant. This also helps to ripen the flowering wood.

  • Check fruit netting to ensure birds can't get in to eat the ripening fruit. Also, make sure it is slightly away from the fruit, otherwise the birds will peck right through.

  • Net ponds before leaf fall gets under way.