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Happy New Year – First meeting 1st Feb

Hello everyone.  We hope you’ve had a great Christmas and look forward to seeing you at one of our 2018 meetings : Leaflet A4 for 2018. Our year starts in the East with an illustrated talk by Vincent Gradwell on Japanese … Continue reading

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SADGA Xmas lunch ends the year …

Well, another splendid meal at The Berkshire Golf Club to end our year of activities.  Thank you, Linda, for organising the tables of 8 which worked well this year.  Here’s the rogues gallery for you … We look forward to … Continue reading

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RHS Grass Roots – Autumn 2017

Here’s the latest RHS Grass Roots article: 2017-11 RHS Grass Roots [#31].  It has 16 pages so will take a minute to load.  Items include: Bloom 2017 finalists (see Farnham – large town) Jealott’s Hill Community Landshare (with great aerial … Continue reading

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Nov Photo Competition results and Annual Competition entries

We had an excellent end to our 2017 talks with David Hunt, whose slides were exceptionally good giving us various ideas for outings to National Trust gardens around the country and, indeed, locally. It was also nice to welcome several … Continue reading

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Meeting 2nd November : National Trust Gardens with David Hunt

The final talk of our 2017 calendar brings David Hunt to tell us about National Trust Gardens. Several of the early houses rescued by the NT had significant gardens and the Trust soon realised that gardens were of historic interest in … Continue reading

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October meeting and competition entries

Well, the sex life of flowers turned out to be quite revealing.  Michael Keith-Lucas was a great lecturer from whom we learnt that plants are pollinated by bees, insects, ants, birds, or themselves, just to name the obvious.  The mechanisms … Continue reading

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Meeting 5th October: Pollination – The Sex Life of Flowers

I have always been fascinated by the huge variety of flower forms that nature has evolved.  I was spoilt for choice on what picture to use but I hope you will agree that this passion flower is really special. Our October … Continue reading

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