The Blog has been on hold since we had the technical problems, so, fingers crossed it works well now. I am afraid that Gemma's contribution re Wisley & Daphne Foulsham's garden has had to be deleted. However, not to despair, they will be in the newsletter.
On 22nd June a lot of the club went to visit Harry Brickwood's garden at Raleigh, it was open under the National garden Scheme. We made our own ways there instead of going by coach. Harry was one of our speakers last year, his garden has been featured on Gardener's World, also in the Garden News.
|Harry greets Peter.|
The driveway was very impressive, sweeping up to the entrance of the cottage with a large central bed. Either side were large borders with a colourful collection of Aquilegias . The back of the cottage had wide borders around the side of a well tended lawn. In the centre was a pond with a stream and waterfall. Unfortunately, none of the lilies, for which Harry is famous, were in bloom.
We all had a good browse around, there were several little sheltered places to sit and admire the garden.
|Part of the garden.|
The June Meeting.The speaker at the club meeting in June was Geoff Hodge, speaking about bugs. He covered a wide spectrum of bugs and infections and showed us the various sprays and chemicals to treat them. As usual, his talk was very entertaining. He added several prizes to the raffle.
|Geoff with his slug trap.|
After the tea break he answered questions, covering many subjects.