Monday, 5 May 2014

The Merry Month of May

Talk:  Town Gardens. Making the best of a small space by Rob Edwards

Rob showed us illustrations of beautiful gardens and planting schemes which work in the smaller garden.  He recommends that you include a ‘bit of everything’ in your garden (trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals) scaled to your plot for year round interest.  Rob certainly inspired us and gave us plenty of tips and ideas for our own gardens.

Display Table
Judith’s Antirrhinums

Elizabeth’s bouquet of fragrant smilicana, Solmon’s Seal, Rosa banksiae, various tulips and late daffodils, Pulsatilla, azelias and variegated Rosemary.

Linda’s Tibetan Peacock Orchid (Pleione tongariro)

Ann’s Asarum caudatum from North and South America and Arisarum proboscideum from Europe.

Notice Board

For our yellow flower display to celebrate the Tour de France in July, there are seeds available for members to sow and grow   For more ideas of yellow flowers see  If anyone any creative ideas on how to display our yellow blooms in front of Paxton Hall, please come forward.

Paxton Plant Market is on Saturday 31st May.   Please consider planting and growing on for the sales table and, if you can help on the day from 10 am, this would be appreciated.

Dates for your diary

Next meeting:   Garden visit to Beacon Hill House, Langbar, near Ilkley, LS29 0EU.  Members should meet at the garden at 1.30pm.                        

Friends of Paxton are meeting Monday 2nd June from Midday.  An hour or two or your time to help maintain the premises are always welcome.  If another date is more suitable for you, please let us know.  In June, there will be a Dig In at Paxton Garden; date TBA.

Friday Forum meetings are 1.30pm on 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month at Paxton Hall, Paxton Horticultural Society, 186 Kirkstall Lane, Leeds LS5 2AB.   Meetings may be hands-on sessions, guest speakers or garden visits. Regular features are the Display Table where members can bring their plants for discussion and advice and the Sales Table where members sell their plants, cuttings and produce to help the club funds.  For further information log on to


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