Welcome to the blog for Friday Forum, a gardening group which is part of the Paxton Horticultural Society in Leeds, West Yorkshire.
We hope that both members and non-members will enjoy reading it and we look forward to receiving your comments.
growing season may be coming to a close, but Friday Forum is still going strong.Last Friday Judith led a useful and
interactive discussion on the A-Z of bulbs, where members added their tips and
Tulip Purissima was recommended as a good doer and, for permanent planting in
the ground, they should be planted 8” deep.
range of bulbs were described and discussed, some of which were new to me.
A display of bulbs from our mini-show last Spring
gave us a tutorial on hardwood cuttings of roses, hydrangea and other suitable
candidates. Before putting them into a
deep container of sand, she dipped them in hormonal rooting powder which
sparked a lively debate on to use or not to use which was inconclusive; only
time will tell.
we are in mid-November, the display table was laden with examples of flowers
and foliage still on show in members’ gardens.
brought a pot of Chrysanthemum “Boulou White” which he recommended as a good
dwarf plant.He also told us about Markham
Grange Nursery and Steam Museum in Doncaster, which hosts the Northern Chrysanthemum
Show.Have a look at the site which
looks interesting at http://www.markhamgrangenursery.com/
member brought in a pot of beautiful autumn-flowering saffron crocuses (crocus
sativus) whose red stigmas give us the saffron which flavours our food.
explained how to make a festive Pot et
Fleursdisplay and Gill exhibited
her Continental display of a variety of
foliage from her garden set on a flat container .
brought us a sample of fungi from her tree stump, which she had spoken about in
an earlier meeting.After consulting with
the RHS, it was confirmed that it was Dead
Man’s Finger(Xylaria polymorpha), a very fitting name
there are no photos to show you.
for your diary
23rdLate Autumn Show at Paxton
(see last post for full details) December
Paxton meet at Midday 6thNext meeting
of Friday Forum with guest speaker Clare Beard of Lineham Farm www.linehamfarm.co.uk
Membership Fees for 2014 of £11.00 can now be paid
The Friday Forum meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays
of each month at 1.30pm at the Paxton Hall.Paxton Horticultural Society is located at 186, Kirkstall Lane, Leeds
LS5 2AB.The meetings are split between
hands-on sessions, guest speakers and garden visits. A regular feature is the
"Plant Table" where members are invited to bring their plants for
discussion and advice.Another feature
is the "Sales Table where members bring plants and cuttings and produce
they havegrown to
sell at a small cost to help the club funds.For further information, please use the comments
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