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May Plant Sale Big Success!

Jobs for July

Harrow in LEAF


The aim of the sale was boost our  funds to enable our first class show to continue to be the best in the area and to also boost our membership.

The Weather was perfect on the day and the customers came flocking in. We raised £398 pounds on the day it could have been more but we ran out of things to sell. More donations next year please!

We have the money, now we need the support, this years show is on Saturday 1st September.

Don’t forget the society is entering the RHS George Munro Challenge cup this year. We will need a collection of 10 vegetable dishes, if you are able to donate a dish pleas let Christine or Andrea know. You do not have to take it to the RHS halls we will arrange it’s transport and staging.

HiL Guide to Showing

Digging In, Spring newsletter


2017 Show Results



Founded 1939 it is situated on the Newton Park West site alongside the park in Rayners Lane. Pedestrian entrance is by 321 Alexandra Ave just downhill of the Drake Road junction. Loading access for bulky items/large orders is via the access road by 1 Drake Road.

Open two hours every Sunday morning from 10.30 am to 12.30pm it stocks a wide selection of all the consumables any gardener usually requires sold at very competitive prices. Whether you want seeds, pots, composts, foods or poisons, netting, ground cover, hose adaptors or a whole host of many other items, it is always worth checking us out first.

In season we also stock bulbs and tubers such as daffodils, tulips, crocii, hyacinths, gladiolas, potatoes, onions (main and Autumn/japanese) etc..

Gardening advice of course is always freely available (and sometimes too freely available!).

Check clematis for signs of clematis wilt

Care for houseplant while on holiday

Water tubs and new plants if dry, but be water-wise

Deadhead bedding plants and repeat-flowering perennials, to ensure continuous flowering

Pick courgettes before they become marrows

Treat apple scab

Clear algae, blanket weeds and debris from ponds, and keep them topped up

Order catalogues for next year’s spring-flowering bulbs Give the lawn a quick-acting summer feed, especially if not given a spring feed

Harvest apricots, peaches and nectarines


2018 Show schedule