Hagbourne Garden Club – Plant Sale

You can’t keep a good garden club down and even though they can’t hold their wonderful monthly talks it doesn’t mean everything has to stop and so from the 18th May until 1st June, The Hagbourne Garden Club will be offering plants for sale at various locations around the village (socially distanced of course!).

Hagbourne Garden Club – Blewbury Manor Through the Seasons

Blewbury Manor is a garden that is on my doorstep but I haven’t yet managed to get to visit. Set in 10-acres, I am told it is a must visit as it offers something for everyone and so I am really keen to have a look around.  Fortunately, Richard Roslyn, the head gardener, will be speaking on Thursday 27 November at the Hagbourne Garden Club and it will be interesting to hear how they manage the garden and find out how I can get myself there.

Harwell Village Produce Show

Should you find yourself at a loose end on Saturday 14th September why not head over to the Harwell Village Produce Show and admire the efforts of local growers young and old.  The show is at Harwell School and opens at 3pm.  For more details, see the photo.

Gardeners’ World 2 for 1 Entry

It is always a pleasure to wander around others well tended gardens on a warm sunny day and if you are regular visitor it may well be worth buying the May 2019 edition of Gardeners’ World Magazine which includes a 2 for 1 pass for adult entrance fees at almost 450 gardens until April 2020.

Bee friends with those pesky weeds

An article in the Guardian caught my eye and highlighted research published in the journal Nature Ecology and Evolution that shows bees favourite flowers include, amongst other things, brambles, buttercups and dandelions. In other words, we need to make a bit of room for weeds in our gardens and allotments.