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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North One increased gardeners discount

To celebrate North One Garden Centre’s 15th birthday (Beryl cannot believe they’ve been part of the community now for 15 years), they are extending their discount to De Beauvoir Gardeners to 15% off all items until the end of July. After such a terrible year for gardeners last year and the cold spring thus far, …

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July Garden Walkabout

Despite the drizzle and the weather forecast the annual garden Walkabout on 3rd July was very well attended and we made up a very jolly crew pounding the streets of N1. Here is a brief summary: We started at St. Peter’s where Elizabeth Haines talked us through the planting and funding of the church gardens …

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Gardeners Question time

Miranda Janatka has kindly sent us her notes (and images) from our Gardeners Question Time meeting on Tuesday 12th June. The panel consisted of Louise, Paul and Joel from the N1 Garden Centre and Chris Preston, our own club expert. The meeting was chaired by Nancy Turnbull. Q1. How can I get rid of Rosemary …

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Gardening tips from Westminster Abbey

Our speaker in May was Chris Collins whose career in horticulture has been incredibly varied and includes many TV appearances as well as being the resident the Blue Peter gardener. His presentations to us included his first year as head gardener at Westminster Abbey and his first gardening experience in Japan. Luckily Miranda Janatka has …

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Bees in the City

Our speakers in November 2011 were Brian McCallum and Alison Benjamin, co-authors of ‘A World without Bees’ and ‘Bees in the City’. They recently moved locally, backing on to De Beauvoir and gave us a wonderful insight into urban beekeeping as well as sharing some of their knowledge of the light of bees worldwide. You …

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