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

Got a question? Contact us

The Gardener's Year

Some monthly gardening tips from our President, Philip Cutler

March

NEXT EVENT

VIRTUAL SPRING SHOW

Saturday 27 March 2021

We look forward to receiving your entries. More information can be found on our Shows page.

Remember all entries must be SENT by mid-day Wednesday 24 March at the latest.

STOP PRESS

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

We hope to resume face to face meetings when it is safe to do so and in line with Government guidance.

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

"GARDENING UNDER LOCKDOWN IN BURWASH"

This article, written by our Chairman Richard Maude-Roxby, first appeared in the Burwash Village magazine last year but we thought it worth publishing again as it still contains relevant and useful advice. 

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

 

  • I can remember Christopher Lloyd, the renowned gardener of Great Dixter, saying you shouldn’t sow your half hardy flower seeds until the end of March because they then get the warmth and the brighter days. I have followed his advice ever since.

  • You can now pot up your dahlias and cannas in the greenhouse.

  • Continue pruning your rose shrubs. After pruning has been completed, spray the plants and surrounding soil with fungicide to kill over wintering spores. At the end of the month apply a rose fertiliser.

  • Cut back any dead stems of perennial plants left from last autumn/ winter. Lift and divide any that have spread too far or died out in the centre.​

  • Deadhead daffodils as they fade and let the foliage die back naturally.

  • Prepare containers for spring planting. Clean them thoroughly with disinfectant and buy in potting compost in readiness for planting.

  • Plant onion and shallot sets from now onwards.

  • Sow early potatoes from mid – March. You can also sow lettuce, radish and salad onions where they are to grow.

  • Blackcurrants, red currants, raspberries and strawberries can still be planted but do not allow them to fruit in the first year. Hard prune blackcurrants and raspberries after planting.

  • Top dress established beds and borders with a general fertiliser, plant out hardy perennials, set out border pinks and plant out autumn sown sweet peas.