Well, the news is, that there is not much news! Alas Katherine Lynne’s talk on Tulips from Amsterdam has been cancelled. Maybe we will see her next year. Although there is no Plant Sale this May, we have nevertheless managed to sell quite a few home grown veggie plants to members who have been pleased to get their hands on something. I have sent a long email message to members listing what is on offer, but non members visiting this web site are more than welcome to call to see what is available. (01580 850583). I believe that Planters, on the A21, between Flimwell and Hurst Green, have vegetable plants and compost. Jempsons at Peasmarsh had grow bags and plants
yesterday, (28 April), and Highbanks in Hawkhurst are taking orders online or over the phone. The Walled Nursery in Hawkhurst has online plant sales. The Home and Garden shop in Sandhurst is now open every day and has regular deliveries of compost. Blackbrooks near Hastings will deliver compost. Walking round the fields and woods over the last few weeks in glorious weather has been a very welcome diversion from the gloomy news but our gardens are a safe haven.
A friend has recommended the following for plants, compost and other temping garden related items. Local delivery on a £20 order
Youtube: There are lots of interesting things to see on YouTube e.g. The RHS has lots of tips for growing as well as garden tours. Separately I also found: A visit to Monet’s garden at Giverny from the Royal Academy of Arts
“Highgrove” tour by George Pollen
Bev Screeton advises me that the Cranbrook Nuts in May festival will be online this year
Please see the Marketplace and Community Hub pages for hardy perennial plants available and other items of interest