ANNUAL PLANT SALE at Mount House, High Street, Burwash

Saturday 22 May 2021

10.00am to 1.00pm. Gates open at 10.00am.

We intend to hold our annual plant sale subject to Government Covid regulations at the time. Current indications are that we shall be able to meet outdoors - up to a maximum of 30 people. 

We will have appropriate safety precautions in place: one way systems, social distancing, face masks and hand sanitiser stations.

As well as plants supplied by Cade Street Nursery, we have plenty of plants grown and nurtured by our Society members which are

particularly suited to the soil conditions and climate in this area.

A great opportunity to pick up a wide variety of good quality plants at very reasonable prices.

Please come along, browse and buy!

VIRTUAL SPRING SHOW 2021

Thank you so much to all those who entered our virtual Spring Show. 

We had lots of high quality entries across the classes. Unfortunately not many tulips were out in time for the show.

 

The RHS flower judge was impressed with the very high standard of all entries. The floral art entries were beautiful and we had some excellent children's paintings. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing your entries.

Take a look at the entries and results here

Your support for our Society is much appreciated and we look forward to you taking part in our future events.

If you didn't manage to enter the virtual Spring Show, why not try our other shows. We hope to hold these back at the Sports Pavilion, Ham Lane, subject to Covid-19 regulations in force at the time. There are plenty of classes to choose from. Hopefully, something to inspire you, whatever your age or ability. We particularly encourage younger members to take part.

  • Rose and Sweet Pea Show (with Art, Craft, Cookery and Junior Classes) Saturday 12 June 2021

  • Summer Show (with Floral Art, Cookery and Photographic Classes)​

     Saturday 24 July 2021

NEXT EVENT

ANNUAL PLANT SALE

Now rescheduled to Saturday 22 May 2021. Don't forget to put the date in your diary. 

ROSE AND SWEET PEA SHOW

Saturday 12 June 2021

More information on our Shows page.

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

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

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The Gardener's Year

Some monthly gardening tips from our President, Philip Cutler

April

Daylight hours are increasing, the days are getting warmer, new growth appears daily and the garden is beginning to look green and full of life. Surely signs to lift the spirits and gladden the heart of any gardener.

There’s plenty to do in the garden…here are some more jobs for this month:

 

  • Give your borders a tidy up before herbaceous plants cover the ground and you can’t clear and mulch as easily.

  • Keep on top of weeding. Taking a bit of time now to get rid of them before they get established will save you time (and grief) in the long run.​

  • Complete all pruning of roses as soon as possible. Feed and mulch established roses and mulch all newly planted roses with a peat substitute. I am growing my new roses in pots this year. The two I had last year did better than ever so I will do the same again this year and watch them flourish.

  • Give your lawns some TLC. Start mowing more regularly with the blades at their highest setting and gradually lower them over the weeks. Aerate, scarify and apply a high nitrogen fertiliser/ spring lawn feed to encourage new growth. Re-seed bare patches.

  • Stake and support perennials and other plants that will grow tall or are weak stemmed. They are more susceptible to damage from April showers and winds. Putting plant supports in now will allow foliage to grow through and around the stake and disguise it.  

  • Plant late flowering perennials, dahlia tubers, gladioli and pinks.

  • I’m trying the new idea of giving pinks a potash feed every week.  One teaspoon in 2 gallons of water during spring and summer. I will let you know what happens.

  • Plant up strawberry plants in containers or hanging baskets.

  • Continue to plant onion sets. Plant out summer cabbages, sow further salad crops and plant tomatoes in the greenhouse. Sow purple sprouting broccoli, winter cabbage and summer cauliflowers in a nursery bed.

  • Keep an eye out for slugs and snails!