Middle Temple Garden

Last Wednesday we braved the showers to visit the gardens at Middle Temple. Kate Jenrick, the head gardener, gave us a very interesting tour and described how she maintains the gardens and chooses her plants. For those of you who couldn’t make it here are some pictures kindly taken by Stephen King. Plant Sale A …

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May events and date changes

Dear Gardeners, there have been a few date changes recently (and a mistake in the DBA newsletter) – so this is  post to keep your diary up-to-date. Wednesday 8th May 2019 Visit to Middle Temple Garden off Fleet Street, London EC4 9BT This is open to members of De Beauvoir and Islington Gardeners only. You …

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London In Bloom 2018 – prize winning gardens by our members

Gillian Daniell writes: ‘It’s exactly a year ago now since we entered our three gardens for the LONDON IN BLOOM competition and went on to win THE GOLD MEDAL 2018. The competition was initiated by London in Bloom and Britain in Bloom in order to encourage people who are lucky enough to have a front …

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De Beauvoir – a new gardening year

If you missed our March meeting it was a corker! It was so well attended that we almost ran out of space. The appeal of a poster about otters in Haggerston obviously worked magic, even when the speaker had to share the floor with our AGM. This is my resume of the event with a …

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Gardening advice – prune clematis now…

We talked about including some relevant topical advice on the website and our first tip comes from Tigger on clematis. Before March comes storming in next week, time to prune your clematis. There really isn’t a mystery about what to do. If you know when the clematis flowers, you will know how to prune it.  …

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A private view of two National Garden Scheme gardens

As the drizzle set in around 6pm on referendum day our little group gathered at St Peters to be conveyed, in a variety of member’s cars, to the top of a hill in Highgate with views over London. Barbara Barnett had arranged this private viewing of two gardens and few of us knew what to expect. …

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Making an advent wreath

If you missed last night’s monthly meeting you missed a wonderful and pine-scented demonstration of wreath making by local florists Anna Day and Ellie Jauncey of The Flower Appreciation Society. We sipped mulled wine and nibbled mince-pies as they made two beautiful wreaths from a selection of evergreens including fir, bay, rosemary and ivy as …

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