Spring is on the way, a bit late though!

Written by Pamela Clark. Posted in Members' Articles

Tulips at Orchard House, New Buckenham, South Norfolk

It was not possible to include photographs of the tulips mentioned in my article in our Newsletter No 78 (The Twenty-fifth Anniversary Edition). As tulips are nicely in flower now and it’s almost time to think about ordering bulbs for planting later this year, here are my photographs of some of the tulips mentioned.

I planted up two tubs of tulips. ‘Princess Irene’ – a single early – to be placed either side of the front door.  Its orange petals and purple ‘flames’ are set off by the colour of the house brick. A pot of double late, raspberry-striped tulips. ‘Carnival de Nice’ was planted to act as a later infill and found a home in front of Exochorda x macrantha ‘The Bride’.  Orange tulip ‘Ballerina’ was planted to thread its way through a small sheltered border where there is little spring colour.

Pamela Clark


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Written by John Metcalf. Posted in Events Past

Our group made a visit to Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse on Saturday April 27th.

It was cold and rainy at times but there was lots to see. Times past in the old tools, old seed packets and catalogues, and many other things associated with the land . The horrors of the workhouse -  the worn steps up showed how many poor people had strudged that path.

A sobering thought.


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photoraphs by John Metcalf and Richard Ball

Spring on its way?

Written by John Metcalf. Posted in News item

Spring is, after a long and cold but dry period making an appearance. here are a few signs to cheer us up


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Hardy Geraniums

Written by Anita Hales. Posted in Members' Articles

Following the very informative talk by Tim on Saturday, Tim noticed that his copy of 'The Woodland Garden' by Jack Elliott was not on his stand.  It may be that someone accidentally bought it - Tim could have thought it was money for a plant - or someone may have picked it up by mistake.  If so, could you please contact Tim on 01953 681439 or contact any member of the committee.

A full report of Tim's very interesting talk will apppear in the Newletter


and yet more snow March 2013

Written by John Metcalf. Posted in In my garden

The first week in March and we had a tantilising glimpse of spring and boy was it so, for winter had.not yet gone. Just a week later it is back with bitterly cold winds and more snow. So here are a few pictures just to show we are undaunted by this fickle spring - but please don't bother to send us any more rain for a while.

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Still more Snow!

Written by John Metcalf. Posted in News item

More snow and still very cold but the garden in its wintery canopy looks deligtful


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photographs taken at Four Seasons, Forncett St Mary, by John Metcalf