Butterflies in Technicolor

For our November meeting, we invited local resident and keen lepidopterist Martin Gascoigne-Pees to talk to us about the butterflies in our gardens, the hedgerows and on the Common and what we should be planting to encourage them. What they need are nectar rich...

Talk in Charlbury on 8th November

Stonesfield Gardening Club members may like to know about Charlbury Garden Society next talk on 8th November at 7.30 on the subject : Gardening at Great Dixter. It will be held in the Memorial Hall, Browns Lane. The speaker will be Henry Witheridge. Hewas awarded the...

A damp visit to Batsford Arboretum

The Gardening Club went off to Batsford Arboretum on Monday 15th October. Fourteen hardy souls braved the conditions. As it turned out the drizzle eased off and we were rewarded with a good display of autumn colour. The colours seems to be enhanced by the damp!...

Some garden design techniques explained

On Monday night (10th September) the Gardening Club turned out in force to hear Graham Pavey speak on the aspects of garden design. He illustrated his talk with slides of what to avoid, and the reasons why, as well as ideas for creating impact by design. More...

Hidden Gardens of Burford

On 16th July the Gardening Club had a tour of some of the hidden gardens of Burford. We saw three ones we had not visited before, starting in the Old Vicarage on Burford High Street. This is a garden transformed in the last few years by its new owners. We then went on...

Great talk from Rosie Hardy

With exquisite timing, Rosy Hardy from Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, came to talk to us on 9th July about late flowering perennials, with an emphasis on those that would cope with drought conditions. As we were (are?) in the middle of a prolonged spell of dry weather...

Information from Charlbury Garden Society

Thursday 19 July : Bunkers Hill Nursery are holding an ‘Expert Evening’ especially for our members and friends. The FREE evening will begin at 6.30 with a talk from one of the Bunkers Hill nurserymen in their plant-filled tea garden, followed by an...

Successful plant sale

We held our 2nd plant sale of 2018 on Saturday 7th July – thank you for coming and spending your money. For those who missed it, in addition to the usual wide range of plants at bargain prices there was a pop up café serving cake , cream scones, coffee and teas. This...

Sue Bedwell talks clematis

Our June meeting was a talk by Sue Bedwell on the subject of clematis and related plants. We learnt that the clematis family is a diverse one, with celandine, aconite, anemone, hepatica, aquilegia and buttercup all included. Sue emphasized that clematis need to be...

Great day out at Spetchley Gardens

After an excellent snack in the Laundry garden, the Gardening Club has a guided tour of Spetchley Gardens in Worcestershire. It was a gorgeous May day and the peonies were in full bloom. The tour covered the history of the site as well as the many plants, some quite...