August Visits

A lovely sunny morning saw  members gather at The Lodge Hanbury for our August visit. Of the notable plants were: Anemone ‘Honorine Jobert’, – a lovely white late flowerer, Perovskia atriplicifolia – a hazy blue Russian Sage and the bee attractant flattened flower heads of Sedum spectabile. It was a pleasant walk about and chat with lovely garden group members as always.

Excerpt from Newsletter article by Gordon Malt


Our afternoon visit was to a true cottage garden, filled with old favourites such as the meadow rue and phlox of nearly every colour.   The amazing thick stems of the Black Beauty Turks Head Lily must have been at least 8ft tall, and the heads were truly amazing, every one out on each stem!   It was a pleasure to see the silvery Artimisia canescens amid many small flowering Dahlias.

I understand the lady who owns the garden likes to grow the plants that like to grow in her garden – what a straightforward approach to planting a Cottage Garden.

Excerpt from newsletter article by Anne Clendon B E M