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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

JUNE

What a difficult year it's been weather wise. Rain blighted May and the damp spring seemed to drag on. Here's hoping the weather picks up in June and we have a decent summer with more sunny days. June is a busy month for gardeners. Here are some more jobs to be getting on with:

  • Keep deadheading your plants to stimulate the growth of new blooms and extend the flowering period. Remove spent flowers as they fade.

  • Continue succession sowing of salad crops and make a last sowing of French beans and peas. Continue tying in runner beans and check that all is well with pea supports.

  • Once frosts are over, plant out tomatoes, aubergines, peppers, sweet corn, runner and French beans.

NEXT EVENT

ROSE AND SWEET PEA SHOW

(with Art, Craft, Cookery and Junior Classes)

Saturday 3 July 2021.

 

SUMMER SHOW

(with Floral Art, Cookery and Photographic Classes)​

Saturday 24 July 2021.

There are plenty of classes to choose from. Why not take part and have a go! See our Shows page for more information.

STOP PRESS

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

We will resume face to face meetings when it is safe and appropriate to do so and 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

  • Mulch dahlias and moisture loving plants with garden compost. Complete planting of half-hardy annuals.

  • Continue to hoe and water your vegetables. Hoe between rows on hot days to make sure weeds dry up and die without re-rooting or they will compete for moisture and nutrients.

  • Tie up the stems of sweet peas. Plants are growing fast and a strong gust of wind or heavy downpour can quickly damage stems that will carry the heavily scented flowers. Secure to supports every 4in with garden twine.

  • Finish earthing up main crop potatoes this month.

  • Cordon/ vine tomatoes need to have their main stems staked for support. Pinch out any side shoots to concentrate the plants’ energy on the fruit. Start to feed once the first truss is setting fruit.

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  • Plant out vegetables sown indoors earlier in the season. These include purple sprouting broccoli, winter cabbage, marrows, courgettes and squashes. Outdoor ridge cucumbers can be planted out early this month. They benefit from a site that has been enriched with lots of organic matter to help retain water and remember to regularly feed them with a liquid tomato feed.

  • If you haven’t already done so, cut back and divide spring flowering perennials after they have flowered. Lift and divide border primulas.