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Hedgerows, Blossoms and Kitchen Gardens

I love this time of year as the hedgerows burst into blossom and show an abundance of life with birds darting in and out. The early blossoms attract the bumblebees and each new bud emerging from the ground shows further promise of a garden full of colour, texture and movement.

I have started sowing vegetables seeds and some annuals as I am blessed with a small greenhouse that is kept frost-proof. Our recent talk with Mark Saunders on Growing Vegetables reminded me that organization, timing and patience is key with sowing seeds. I have to confess that I don’t always have the later! This year’s plan is to implement some of his suggestions such as sowing beetroot, lettuce or spinach in between rows of onions and planting courgettes near broad beans so they can fill the space once the broad beans have been harvested. I hope like me everyone finds a few nuggets of new information or useful reminders in each talk – something that will renew your enthusiasm for growing produce in your own garden.

With that in mind why not join us for our next lecture as we continue to explore ways to improve our kitchen gardens.

Thursday, 15 April at 7pm

Productive Greenhouse in Spring and Summer

Do you want to make your garden more productive and learn how to use your greenhouse more effectively? Join us for Barney Millard’s illustrated talk on managing the glasshouse environment throughout the spring and summer. You will learn about growing salads, fruits and vegetables as well as how to control pests and diseases. Barney is a Horticultural Educator at RHS Wisley. Booking is essential. Lectures are free to DHHS members and £4 for non-members. They can be booked via Eventbrite so visit Events on our website for details.

Virtual Spring Show

We are also looking forward to hosting our first Virtual Spring Show and would encourage anyone interested to submit photos to Further information about the classes and details on how to submit photos can be found on our website. There will also be copies of our Programme and Show Schedule in the Dunsfold Village Shop. Deadline for entry is Friday, 9 April at 5pm. Photos of winning entries will be posted on our website week commencing 12 April.

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