The Newsletter of the Norfolk and Suffolk Group of the Hardy Plant Society is published three times a year and posted to all members.

Newsletter Autmn 2014

Chairman’s Comments
Members Updated
Programme for Indoor Meetings and Garden Visits
Previous Meetings
New Members
Protection of Data
Variegated Plant Group
Publicity and Plant Stall
Rainfall for Norfolk Suffolk and East Anglia
How Plants Fared During This Period
Gardens Open
Your Committee

Newsletter Summer 2014

Chairman’s Comments
Members Updated
which includes Publicity and Plant Stall – Growing Plants for the Society
Editor’s Note
Programme of Events
Visits Programme
Indoor Meetings
Previous Meetings
New Members
Peter Nyssen Bulb Order
Rainfall for Norfolk, Suffolk and East Anglia
How Plants Fared During This Period
Gardens Open
Your Committee

Newsletter Spring 2013

Chairman’s Thoughts
Members Updated - Secretary’s Synopsis
Editor’s Note

Programme of Events (March – July 2013)

Previous Meetings (November 2012 – February 2013)

Three Favourite Plants
Ferns as Winter Features

Information Section
Protection of Data
News From Other Groups
Cottage Garden Society
Variegated Plant Group
Publicity Plant Stall at 2013 Events
Norwich World City of Literature
T&M Seed Order
Peter Nyssen Bulb Order
Come on You Budding Writers
Editor Adds
N&S Rainfall
How plants fared during that period

Gardens open

Committee list

Newsletter Autumn 2012

Programme of Events - Sat 24th Nov,'The Chelsea Show Garden' Tom Hoblyn, Sat
12th Jan, 'The Dutch Garden in Norfolk and Beyond' Charlotte Crawley, Sat
9th Feb, AGM followed by 'Good Planting and Designing with Plants' Fergus
Garrett, Sat 9th Mar, 'Hardy Geraniums' Tim Fuller.

Previous Meetings
Sat 9th March, visits to a. m. 'Sundown' Roydon + Plant Sale - p. m. Furze House, Rushall, 
Week end 23rd, 24th, 25th June Weekend in Somerset, Hardy's Nursery, Forde Abbey, Cothay Manor, Peto Garden, Rook's Nest
Sat 7th July Summer Social at Four Seasons, Sat 28th July garden visits a.m. 'High House Shipdham, p. m. 'Dunbheagan' Dereham
Sat 18th August visits a.m. Crete Lodge Old costessey & Urban Jungle p. m. Manor Farm Wymondham
Sat 15th Sept Anniversary Event Roydon V.H.

Wymondham Open Gardens Update
A Sage By Any Other Name
Essex HPS Visit to Holland May 2012, Tulips at Orchard House,

Summary of AGM of HPS Conservation Co-ordinators Group 20th
Oct 2012, New Members, Last of names that were suggested for Kniphofia
'Coral and Plum', Post-It Page N&S HPS Publicity Plant Stall at 2013
Events, T&M Seed Discounts, HPS Holiday 21st - 24th June 2013, N&S Rainfall,
How Plants Fared During This Period, Peter Nyssen Bulb Order, Gardens Open

Newsletter Autumn 2011

Programme of Events - Indoor Meetings (October 2011 – March 2012)

Previous Events

June, Weekend of 11th, 12th and 13th – Visit to Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire
Normanby Hall Country Park
Burton Agnes Hall and Gardens
65 Davenport Avenue, Hessle.
51 Davenport Avenue, Hessle
The Garden House, Saxby.
Hall Farm Nursery, Harpswell
Aubourn Hall, near Lincoln

July, Saturday 2nd – Two Gardens in the Diss Area
Birchwood, Snow Street, Roydon
The Harralds’. Grove Road, Gissing

August, Saturday 20th – Coach Trip to Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire
The Mill House, Bassingbourne
Hopley’s Nursery
Bromley Hall.


Chrysanthemum ‘Buxton Ruby’ - Brenda Reeds Article, Reprinted from the Plant Heritage Magazine, Volume 18, No.1, Spring 2011
Welsh Wonders - On holiday in Wales Andrew Lawes couldn’t resist some plant hunting.
Thugs - Having a garden in the country Margaret Macpherson has been plotting against unwanted visitors


It is with great sadness that I have to report the untimely death of Wendy Borrett at the end of June.
Roz Killington, the caretaker at Hethersett Village Hall, died suddenly at the beginning of October

Newsletter Summer 2011

Programme of Events

Previous Events

February 12th – AGM followed by ‘Indispensable Plants’ – an illustrated talk by Dr. Andrew Ward
March, Saturday 12th – ‘A Thinker and a Do-er...The Life of Alan Bloom’ – Jaime Blake
April, Saturday 9th - John Innes Institute, Norwich
Afternoon visit Sallowfield Cottage, Wymondham
May 7th - Tyler’s Barn, Stibbard
Afternoon Visit to Dale Farm and Plant Sale


Opening my Garden for Wymondham Open Gardens weekend - member Janet Stevens also edits the ‘Swift’ which is a newsletter for her local wildlife group and has just taken on the editorship of the Wymondham Allotment Holders Association. As she is such a busy person her article is all the more appreciated.
A Born Survivor - Andrew Lawes

Newsletter Spring 2011

Programme of Events up to 26 November 2011

Previous Events:
18 September. Visit to Floranova (Bawdeswell) and .
Woodgate Nursery, Cawston Road, Aylsham
October 9th, ‘The Way We Were’ by Colette Barerre
November 6th, ‘Border Campanulas’ by Margaret Lynch
November 27th, Christmas Social
2011, January 8th – ‘Primroses’, a talk by Joe Sharman

Three Absolutely Reliable Plants
Grasses With Attitude
The Newsletter – a Story of Everyday Folk
Come On You Budding Writers!

Newsletter Autumn 2010

Programme of Events up to 12 March 2011

Previous Visits:
June 26th – Garden Visits in Suffolk
July 3rd – 5th – Shropshire Weekend
July 24th Garden Visits in Norwich
August 28th – Summer Social at Four Seasons

Why Not Open The Garden?
Seven Plant Joys This Year
The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men
HPS Conservation Plants, Autumn 2010