Monday


Riseley Gardening Club



Tuesday 13 February – 7.45pm Riseley Village Hall

Michael Brown – “Death in the Garden”



Michael Brown, garden historian and creator of the medieval gardens at the Prebendal Manor at Nassington, Northamptonshire, will come to give us his talk entitled “Death in the Garden”:  poisonous plants, myths, magic, passion and murder. Be warned, some of these plants may be growing in your garden!  Members free, visitors £3.

Tuesday 13 March 2.30pm, visit to Debby Horsman’s garden in Pavenham.  The snowdrops may be over, but there will be plenty of spring flowers.  Price per person £4 plus cost of refreshments.  We will organize shared transport.  If you would like to join this visit, please let Sue Davies know – 708614, sue@daviesps.co.uk – indicating whether you would like a lift or can offer transport to others.

Debby’s garden, together with her friend’s, will be open for the National Garden Scheme fund raising scheme on 5, 11, 14, 15, 22 and 24 February should anyone wish to visit independently in time to view the snowdrops. 1 – 4.30pm   https://www.ngs.org.uk/find-a-garden/garden/35479/

Future dates:

Tuesday 24 April 2018 – morning Spring walk guided by Andrew Gell, to end with pub lunch – details to be arranged



Tuesday 29 May 2018 – Joint event with Riseley Historical Society.  Andrew Sankey will come and talk to us about the history of the “Harvest Festival”.



Friday 13 July 2018 - Riseley garden walk and social – cheese and wine (provisional date)

Wednesday


Just a quick reminder of the next Riseley Gardening Club talks – hope to see you there!



Tuesday 23 January 2018, 7.45 pm Village Hall – Debby Horsman from Pavenham will come and talk to us about her snowdrops.  We hope to arrange to visit Debby’s garden in late February to see the snowdrops in flower.



Tuesday 13 February 2018, 7.45 Village Hall – Michael Brown will come to give us his talk entitled “Death in the Garden”:  poisonous plants, myths, magic, passion and murder.


The Garden in Autumn and Winter
Margaret Easter Plant List
Helianthus 'Gullick's Variety'
Helianthus 'Lemon Queen'
Aconitum napellus
Anemone hupehensis 'Hadspen Abundance'
Anemone hupehensis var. japonica 'Bressingham Glow'
Anemone × hybrida 'Robustissima'
Anemone × hybrida 'Whirlwind'
Arum italiacum subsp. italiacum 'Marmoratum'
Aster amellus 'King George'
Aster novae-angliae 'Andenken an Alma Pötschke'
Aster novae-angliae 'Herbstschnee'
Aster novae-angliae 'Lye End Beauty'
Aster novae-angliae 'Pride of Rougham'
Aster novae-angliae 'Purple Dome'
Aster novi-belgii 'Lassie'
Caryopteris 'Kew Blue'
Cephalaria gigantea
Chrysanthemum 'Aunt Millicent'
Chrysanthemum 'Perry's Peach'
Chrysanthemum 'Spartan Seagull'
Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora 'Norwich Canary'
Echinacea purpurea 'Magnus'
Geranium × oxonianum 'Katherine Adele' Geranium pyrenaicum 'Bright Eyes'
Geranium wallichianum 'Buxton's Variety'
Verbascum blattaria f. albiflorum
Iris foetidissima
Kniphofia rooperi
Leucanthemella serotina
Penstemon 'Hidcote Pink'
Stipa tenuissima
Perovskia atriplicifolia 'Blue Spire'
Verbena bonariensis
Persicaria amplexicaulis 'Firetail'
Rudbeckia fulgida var. sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
Salvia 'Amistad'
Salvia 'Love and Wishes'
Salvia 'Wendy's Wish'
Salvia uliginosa
Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Satureja spinosa
Strobilanthes wallichii
Teucrium hircanicum
Verbascum blattaria f. albiflorum
Vinca difformis
Carex oshimensis 'Everoro'
Elymus magelanicus
Pennisetum 'Fairy Tails'
Anemanthele lessoniana (syn. Stipa arundinacea)
Calamagrostis × acutiflora 'Overdam'
Hystrix patula
Miscanthus nepalensis
Miscanthus sinensis 'Ferner Osten'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Adagio'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Graziella'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Morning Light'
Miscanthus sinensis 'Rotsilber'
Panicum virgatum 'Warrior'
Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Weserbergland'
Pennisetum macrourum
Setaria macrostachya
Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra'
Colchicum 'Waterlily'
Colchicum speciosum 'Album'
Crocus nudiflorus
Crocus speciosus
Crocus speciosus 'Albus'
Crocus tournefortii
Cyclamen graecum
Cyclamen hederifolium
Cyclamen hederifolium f. albiflorum
Cyclamen mirabile
Nerine 'Clarabel'
Rosa 'Highfield'
Jasminum nudiflorum
Photinia davidiana 'Palette'
Viburnum farreri 'Nanum'
Iris unguicularis
Galanthus 'Lady Beatrix Stanley'
Galanthus 'Silverwells'
Pulmonaria 'Cleeton Red'
Galanthus 'Bitton'
Galanthus 'Backhouse Spectacles'
Galanthus 'Jacquenetta'
Galanthus plicatus subsp. byzantinus
Galanthus 'S. Arnott'
Ipheion uniflorum 'Wisley Blue' Helleborus × hybridus
Helleborus cyclophyllus
Helleborus foetidus
Crocus tommasinianus
Crocus tommasinianus 'Roseus'
Crocus tommasinianus 'Whitewell Purple'
Crocus ancyrensis
Crocus biflorus 'Miss Vain'
Iris 'Katharine Hodgkin'
Scilla bifolia
Scilla bifolia 'Rosea'
Primula vulgaris
Pennisetum villosum
Harpenden Common
Jardin des Plantes, Paris
RHS Garden, Wisley
Bennington Lordship

Mrs. Margaret Easter
23 Wroxham Way,
Harpenden,
Herts. AL5 4PP
01582 768467 mail@thymus.co.uk www.thymus.co.uk 
Flickr - Owl Prints   https://www.flickr.com/photos/128923296@N07/
LW Plants - Back garden nursery; plants from a plantsman's garden.
Holder of 3 National Plant Collections ®; Thymus (Scientific Status), Hyssopus, Satureja. (Plant Heritage).
Thymus ICRA (International Cultivar Registration Authority).
Brickell Award 2011; for excellence in cultivated plant conservation.
Professional Garden Photographers' Association and Garden Media Guild member.
Thymus NPC Visits
Between early May and late August, by appointment only.  Admission £4.00.
Private visits
By appointment only.  Admission £5.00, minimum 15 or £75.00 per group if less than 15.  Includes donation to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital.




Next Meeting:

 

Tuesday 14 November, 7.45 pm Village Hall – Margaret Easter will come to talk to us about The Garden in Autumn and Winter.  Margaret is an experienced garden photographer and speaker to horticultural societies. 

 

Further dates:

Tuesday 5 December am - Breakfast at Beckworth Emporium NN6 0DL– an opportunity for Christmas shopping as well as good food – shared transport.

Tuesday 23 January 2018, 7.45 pm Village Hall – Debby Horsman from Pavenham will come and talk to us about her snowdrops.  We hope to arrange to visit Debby’s garden in March to see the snowdrops in flower.
Tuesday 13 February 2018, 7.45 Village Hall – Michael Brown will come to give us his talk entitled “Death in the Garden”:  poisonous plants, myths, magic, passion and murder.
Tuesday 24 April – morning Spring walk guided by Andrew Gell to end with pub lunch – details to be arranged
Tuesday 29 May 2018 – Joint event with Riseley Historical Society.  Andrew Sankey will come and talk to us about the history of the Harvest Festival.
Friday 13 July 2018 - Riseley garden walk and social – cheese and wine (provisional date)