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NOTE: East of England Area of NAFAS is affiliated to Royal Horticultural Society

Group Bookings to RHS Garden Bridgewater now available for RHS Affiliated Societies

Following the largest gardening project in Europe, the opening of this stunning new 154 acre garden - the Society's first new garden in 17 years - is hotly anticipated. RHS Affiliated Society groups of 10+ can now book in visits for September and October 2020 by contacting the central groups team.

 

Group admission is £7 per person

 May 2020

Hello everyone J

Thank you for all your good news emails!  It has been uplifting reading about what you are all doing.  As promised, I have added a few more names to the speakers list if you fancy tuning into something.  I have also attached the latest Community newsletter and The Lockdown Podcast Show that you may find of interest.

 

If you have ordered a medal we will get these to you as soon as the factory re-opens and we are all back to work.   Have a think now about who you might award the medal to this year:  Perhaps your colleague who set up a phone circle to keep in touch with anyone living on their own, or maybe someone who has kept allotment plots thriving whilst their owners are unable to leave their house, or perhaps a colleague has organised food deliveries for neighbours who are housebound and unable to order on-line.  Or did your club have a virtual show?  Who organised it?  That person may well deserve a medal.   This year we are doing things differently, who do you know deserves a medal? 

 

Don’t forget to look here for details of local plant centres to you who will home deliver Plantsnearme.hta.org.uk

 

I’m furloughed from Friday 1 May, but Helen will be checking the affiliated in-box so do get in contact via affiliated@rhs.org.uk should you need to, but if you think it could wait I will be very happy to hear from you once we are all back to work from July onwards. 

So cheerio for a while, stay safe and enjoy your gardens

Susie

speaker namecontact detailstalk titles

Martin Fishlink to Martins videos        https://www.facebook.com/PtrowelsI post a couple of practical gardening videos each week on Facebook and YouTube that go under the banner of Pots & Trowels.  No need to contact Martin about this, just find him on Facebook or You Tube

Pauline McBridemorlandsfarm@btinternet.comPauline and her husband own Sussex Prairie Gardens (RHS Parrtner Garden) and are happy talk about their garden and work

Sue Hocklandsue.hockland@btinternet.comNematodes, friends and foes

Michael Marriott michaelrosarian@gmail.comTo be decided 

Bryn Bowlesbryn@harptreenursery.co.ukGoing for Gold- an insight into how the RHS judges the displays and exhibits, and what the nurseries need to do in preparation

Help the bees - A talk on the modern stresses on bees, plus a piece on Manuka honey.

Trevor Wiltshiretrevordwiltshire@gmail.comVegetable gardening tips 

www.pencarn.org.ukMaintaining and Sharpening Felco Secatuers

A Virtual Tour of Pencarn Garden, Wadebridge,  Cornwall

Adam Pascoadam@adampascomedia.comHow to Care for your Lawn

www.adampascomedia.com   click on 'Watch Adam's Videos'

How to Plant a Hanging Basket

How to Prune Roses

How to Create a Wildlife Friendly Garden

How to Control Garden Pests Naturally

How to Choose the Right Fertiliser

How to Tackle Problem Weeds

How to Lay a New Lawn from Turf

How to Prepare and Improve your Soil

How to Choose the Right Compost

Carol Smith c.smithgardens@gmail.comGarden design

Planting Design

Sustainable Planting

Garden Problems

James Smallwoodjamesandnicky@btinternet.comTalks on Auriculas - available from May

Alan Williamstontowilliams@gmail.comAn Allotment Year – covers an overview of the vegetable growing of an allotment over the course of a year, companion planting, pests and diseases, different growing methods 

Plot to Plate – a mix of growing and cooking focused around vegetables

Quiz Night – a talk that is a quiz. Challenge your gardening knowledge from the basics to the more obscure and garden lore, popular culture. Take part as individuals, couples or small teams. 

Brian Wickendenbriwick@aol.comAround the World in 74 days visiting botanic gardens and area of horticultural interest covering USA South America Australia New Zealand parts of Europe and Islands around the World.  

Sophie Leguilsophieleguil@yahoo.frInsects in the garden: friends and foes

Variegated plants

Botanical wonders of Kazakhstan

Madeira, the garden island

Plant hunting in the 21st century

The fascinating world of pollen

Stephen Powless.w.powles@btinternet.comOtters Coming to a River Near you

Several other otter presentations

Hornets Gentle Giants

Tawny Owls coming to a Wood Near You

Wildlife Photography Tips & Experiences

Hedgehogs in Need of Your Help

The Cave Elephants of Mount Elgon

Sam Day asianhornet@kbka.org.ukThe Asian hornet invasion: And what you can do

John Trim john.trim747@btinternet.comMember of RHS Wisley Vegetable Trials.  John will deliver talks by Zoom

New Talks 

Nikki BarkerNikki Barker <nikserge@hotmail.comI have recorded a podcast type conversation with the Programme Leader of Garden Design at Hadlow College, where we discuss the importance of ‘Botanical names, and what we can learn from them’.  This can be accessed direct from the link: youtu.be/77LnTO3jpRk

https://youtu.be/77LnTO3jpRk

Brian Wickendenbriwick@aol.comvirtual garden tours

Alan Hoganhttps://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOn2aeA4RtWewcvMnj_Ut6OtGdCuDsY4tApple pollination - a very useful demo and good tips

MAY 22ND 2020

Please read and share with your members

Hello everyone J

 

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the sunshine and have managed to enjoy your gardens or walks if you are able. It’s such a lovely time of year with everything bursting into bloom.

 

Chelsea Flower Show

Whatever your particular gardening interests, have you been watching the BBC coverage of the ‘Virtual Chelsea Flower Show’ this week? There’s been so much to watch every day, plus practical talks, garden tours and videos on the RHS website with gardening celebrities like Monty Don, Adam Frost and Sarah Raven. Unlike the real Chelsea, these pages will be available for a while, so enjoy them at your leisure.

 

Banksian and Grenfell Medals

We’ve been hearing from many of you about your local shows that have also been cancelled this year, but if you ordered a medal we will get it to you as soon as the factory re-opens and we are all back to work. Just for this year, if you aren’t running a show, we’re encouraging you to award the medal to someone who has been especially helpful and kind – a credit to your group. It might be someone who’s been keeping in touch with anyone living on their own, or who has kept allotment plots thriving whilst their owners are unable to leave their house, or who has organised food deliveries for neighbours. Or, if your club had a virtual show, the person who organised it may well deserve a medal. This year we are doing things differently, who do you know deserves a medal?

 

Speakers offering online or recorded talks

 

I have attached again the list of speakers that Susie sent last time if you are looking for something that will interest your members. 

 

Blooming Brilliant

I have also attached the latest Community newsletter which is a really lovely inspiring read. It’s written for our Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups but much of it is relevant to Affiliated Societies. Please do forward this to your members and if you, or they would like to receive future editions, please subscribe by clicking the link at the end or clicking here.

 

 

This is the first and last newsletter from me as, like Susie, I will be going on furlough leave from 1 June. Things will therefore be a bit quiet from us but you can sign up for regular copies of Blooming Brilliant (details above) and the affiliated in-box will be checked regularly, so do get in contact via affiliated@rhs.org.uk should you need to. For anything non urgent, we will be very happy to hear from you once we are all back to work.

 

So cheerio for a while, stay safe and enjoy your gardens

Helen

 

Helen Feary

Partner Gardens and Affiliated Societies Manager

Please read and share with your members

Hello everyone J

 

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the sunshine and have managed to enjoy your gardens or walks if you are able. It’s such a lovely time of year with everything bursting into bloom.

 

Chelsea Flower Show

Whatever your particular gardening interests, have you been watching the BBC coverage of the ‘Virtual Chelsea Flower Show’ this week? There’s been so much to watch every day, plus practical talks, garden tours and videos on the RHS website with gardening celebrities like Monty Don, Adam Frost and Sarah Raven. Unlike the real Chelsea, these pages will be available for a while, so enjoy them at your leisure.

 

Banksian and Grenfell Medals

We’ve been hearing from many of you about your local shows that have also been cancelled this year, but if you ordered a medal we will get it to you as soon as the factory re-opens and we are all back to work. Just for this year, if you aren’t running a show, we’re encouraging you to award the medal to someone who has been especially helpful and kind – a credit to your group. It might be someone who’s been keeping in touch with anyone living on their own, or who has kept allotment plots thriving whilst their owners are unable to leave their house, or who has organised food deliveries for neighbours. Or, if your club had a virtual show, the person who organised it may well deserve a medal. This year we are doing things differently, who do you know deserves a medal?

 

Speakers offering online or recorded talks

 

I have attached again the list of speakers that Susie sent last time if you are looking for something that will interest your members. 

 

Blooming Brilliant

I have also attached the latest Community newsletter which is a really lovely inspiring read. It’s written for our Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups but much of it is relevant to Affiliated Societies. Please do forward this to your members and if you, or they would like to receive future editions, please subscribe by clicking the link at the end or clicking here.

 

 

This is the first and last newsletter from me as, like Susie, I will be going on furlough leave from 1 June. Things will therefore be a bit quiet from us but you can sign up for regular copies of Blooming Brilliant (details above) and the affiliated in-box will be checked regularly, so do get in contact via affiliated@rhs.org.uk should you need to. For anything non urgent, we will be very happy to hear from you once we are all back to work.

 

So cheerio for a while, stay safe and enjoy your gardens

Helen

 

Helen Feary

Partner Gardens and Affiliated Societies Manager

 

 

 

Please read and share with your members

Hello everyone J

 

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the sunshine and have managed to enjoy your gardens or walks if you are able. It’s such a lovely time of year with everything bursting into bloom.

 

Chelsea Flower Show

Whatever your particular gardening interests, have you been watching the BBC coverage of the ‘Virtual Chelsea Flower Show’ this week? There’s been so much to watch every day, plus practical talks, garden tours and videos on the RHS website with gardening celebrities like Monty Don, Adam Frost and Sarah Raven. Unlike the real Chelsea, these pages will be available for a while, so enjoy them at your leisure.

 

Banksian and Grenfell Medals

We’ve been hearing from many of you about your local shows that have also been cancelled this year, but if you ordered a medal we will get it to you as soon as the factory re-opens and we are all back to work. Just for this year, if you aren’t running a show, we’re encouraging you to award the medal to someone who has been especially helpful and kind – a credit to your group. It might be someone who’s been keeping in touch with anyone living on their own, or who has kept allotment plots thriving whilst their owners are unable to leave their house, or who has organised food deliveries for neighbours. Or, if your club had a virtual show, the person who organised it may well deserve a medal. This year we are doing things differently, who do you know deserves a medal?

 

Speakers offering online or recorded talks

 

I have attached again the list of speakers that Susie sent last time if you are looking for something that will interest your members. 

 

Blooming Brilliant

I have also attached the latest Community newsletter which is a really lovely inspiring read. It’s written for our Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups but much of it is relevant to Affiliated Societies. Please do forward this to your members and if you, or they would like to receive future editions, please subscribe by clicking the link at the end or clicking here.

 

 

This is the first and last newsletter from me as, like Susie, I will be going on furlough leave from 1 June. Things will therefore be a bit quiet from us but you can sign up for regular copies of Blooming Brilliant (details above) and the affiliated in-box will be checked regularly, so do get in contact via affiliated@rhs.org.uk should you need to. For anything non urgent, we will be very happy to hear from you once we are all back to work.

 

So cheerio for a while, stay safe and enjoy your gardens

Helen

 

Helen Feary

Partner Gardens and Affiliated Societies Manager

Please read and share with your members

Hello everyone J

 

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the sunshine and have managed to enjoy your gardens or walks if you are able. It’s such a lovely time of year with everything bursting into bloom.

 

Chelsea Flower Show

Whatever your particular gardening interests, have you been watching the BBC coverage of the ‘Virtual Chelsea Flower Show’ this week? There’s been so much to watch every day, plus practical talks, garden tours and videos on the RHS website with gardening celebrities like Monty Don, Adam Frost and Sarah Raven. Unlike the real Chelsea, these pages will be available for a while, so enjoy them at your leisure.

 

Banksian and Grenfell Medals

We’ve been hearing from many of you about your local shows that have also been cancelled this year, but if you ordered a medal we will get it to you as soon as the factory re-opens and we are all back to work. Just for this year, if you aren’t running a show, we’re encouraging you to award the medal to someone who has been especially helpful and kind – a credit to your group. It might be someone who’s been keeping in touch with anyone living on their own, or who has kept allotment plots thriving whilst their owners are unable to leave their house, or who has organised food deliveries for neighbours. Or, if your club had a virtual show, the person who organised it may well deserve a medal. This year we are doing things differently, who do you know deserves a medal?

 

Speakers offering online or recorded talks

 

I have attached again the list of speakers that Susie sent last time if you are looking for something that will interest your members. 

 

Blooming Brilliant

I have also attached the latest Community newsletter which is a really lovely inspiring read. It’s written for our Britain in Bloom and It’s Your Neighbourhood groups but much of it is relevant to Affiliated Societies. Please do forward this to your members and if you, or they would like to receive future editions, please subscribe by clicking the link at the end or clicking here.

 

 

This is the first and last newsletter from me as, like Susie, I will be going on furlough leave from 1 June. Things will therefore be a bit quiet from us but you can sign up for regular copies of Blooming Brilliant (details above) and the affiliated in-box will be checked regularly, so do get in contact via affiliated@rhs.org.uk should you need to. For anything non urgent, we will be very happy to hear from you once we are all back to work.

 

So cheerio for a while, stay safe and enjoy your gardens

Helen

 

Helen Feary

Partner Gardens and Affiliated Societies Manager

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