Virtual (and real) gardening

1. Practical gardening at our next virtual meeting Our next meeting on 2nd June will feature a series of practical gardening clips with a chance for discussion after each. Subjects include clematis, dead heading roses, the Chelsea chop and how to sharpen secateurs. An invitation has been sent to members but please email us if …

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Tulips, tadpoles and rainbows

In the strange land of lockdown we are sharing some of our member’s images and stories. Lynn’s Tulip Festival in de Beauvoir In April 2019 our friends, Islington Gardeners, ran a trip to Pashley Manor in East Sussex to see a spectacular tulip festival displaying of over 35,000 bulbs. One of our members, Lynn, got …

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Spring gardening

COVID-19 I have updated this post since it was first published on March 12th to take into account the current situation regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and government advice about social distancing. Our April meeting on 7th April is now cancelled. We hope to bring you Annie Chipchase later in the year and will advise on …

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Sustainable gardening tips

On 2nd February Cordwainers Grow ran a trip to Seedy Sunday in Brighton which was open to Hackney Union of Garden members – and that includes DBG members. I went along with my neighbour Pat and had a great day, coming away with far too many seeds! The event included a talk by Dave Goulson, …

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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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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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More Photos!!!

Another successful Flower and Produce Show. A big thank you to everyone who participated and supported Sunday’s event. Here are all the wonderful winners... The Rose Bowl The highest number of points in the first two categories, i.e. flowers and home-grown vegetables and fruit. Won by Carolyn Marcus. The Silver Tankard The person with the highest number …

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Planting of the Month

The De Beauvoir Gardeners are delighted to see the new interest in planting up areas in public view making the neighbourhood a more pleasant place. We would like to give these some recognition by awarding a monthly prize of £25 for the ‘Planting of the month’. A planting can be any space, which can be …

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Pre-Entry for flower and Produce Show!

The De Beauvoir Flower and Produce Show is on Sunday 14th September 2 - 5.30pm outside St Peter’s and in the Crypt. As well as the famous Dog Show, there will be the usual stalls of plants, books and cakes as well as a brilliant raffle and tombola. There are activities for children including a …

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Members all set for mulching

Amanda takes charge of a delivery from Thompsons of Crews Hill shared by five members in De Beauvoir. A total of 37 bags of Mix and Mulch will be spreading its way over gardens near you soon, along with a whiff of horse manure and a range of composts. If anyone else wants to share …

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