Tag Archives: Longstock

People

It’s the people who make the AGM so very special: some regulars, some first timers.  This is a round up of some of the faces – not comprehensive by any means and in no particular order, but just a flavour … Continue reading

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Shop till you drop

After our trip around the Water Garden, we had the opportunity to visit the Longstock Nursery, home of two National Plant Collections (Buddleja and Clematis viticella) and the Hampshire Group May Plant Fair. Although the season wasn’t right to see the … Continue reading

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Water gardens 2

Nine days earlier we had been at Longstock Water Garden for our exclusive fundraising event and what a difference those few days have made.  Hostas which were only dark purple spikes showing through the soil were now green with unfurling leaves; … Continue reading

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Going, going,…..

…gone.  Only with a silent auction, that doesn’t happen.  Participants write their bid on a sheet of paper and when the auction closes, the highest bid wins. Roses from Catherine Penny made the journey from distant Lancashire and an Agapanthus … Continue reading

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The Big Blue Tractor Ride

Gill was lucky enough to go on both of the tours at our Longstock event yesterday and here are some of her words and pictures to give you another taste of the day. A fabulous tour of the Leckford Estate, … Continue reading

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For the rain it raineth every day…

….but if you’ve been in horticulture for 50 years like Alan Titchmarsh, then you have the power to stop it – as demonstrated today at our exclusive event at Longstock. But starting at the beginning – the team arrive early … Continue reading

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