Blooms, Bakes and Barks – de Beauvoir Show 2022 winners

Last Sunday, De Beauvoir Gardeners held their much missed annual Show, which had not been held in 2020 and 2021 because of Covid. It was a joyful occasion humming with activity, with a competition for entries of flowers, veg, baking, preserving and arts in St. Peter’s Church; tea and cakes in the crypt café; over …

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DBG trip to RHS Hyde Hall flower show

One of the benefits of being affiliated to the RHS is that our club can enjoy a free group visit to RHS gardens. We decided to visit RHS Hyde Hall in Essex two years ago but the pandemic got in the way. We finally got there this August and our visit coincided with the annual …

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Arlington Square Gardens

On a warm summer evening we held our June gardening meeting at Arlington Square Gardens in London N1. Paul Thompson and Gordon McArthur took us round the square pointing out some of the more unusual plants they have growing there. What amazed everyone was the sheer mass and variety, especially in the sunnier border, which …

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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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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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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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Annual walkabout – London Fields and Dalston

For those of you who missed it here are some pics from last night’s lovely walkabout which was impeccably organised by Nancy. Gardens included Tigger’s abundant strip of heaven, a herb filled front garden in Richmond Road and a windy rooftop oasis amongst the new developments at Dalston Cross.

Planting for Butterflies and Bees

A big thank you to Jan Miller Klein for her talk on February 4th based on her book: Gardening for Butterflies and Bees and other Beneficial Insects. Jan pointed out that as the countryside and hedgerows become more cultivated it is wild spaces, such as neglected brownfield sites which now provide the safest and most …

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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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Congratulations to the 2013 Flower and Produce winners

De Beauvoir Gardeners want to thank everyone who entered the show and made it such a success. Apologies in advance for any mistakes in the list below.Nancy Korman won the Silver Tankard for Domestic Delights. Garden Hoes (a consortium of young wives/mothers who share gardens) won the Rose Bowl for flowers and home-grown vegetables. Andrew …

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