Chilli peppers have become very popular recently, but can be a challenge to grow. A special RGS award this year will go to the best grown Chilli – so here’s some online advice to start you growing……….
Thomson and Morgan – How to grow chilli peppers
RHS Grow Your Own – Chilli Pepper
Herbs in the City
10th March 2020 7.00-8.00 p.m. £10 Standard £5 Friends / Young Fronds
What role can herbs play in a city, why are they integral to an urban landscape – and are we in the midst of a herbalism resurgence?
Garsington, Rodmell and Sissinghurst: Three Sanctuaries
17 Mar 2020 7:00 – 8:00 pm £10 Standard £5 Friends / Young Fronds
Explore the gardens – real and imagined – created by three pioneering women writers and gardeners in the early twentieth century: Lady Ottoline Morrell, Virginia Woolf, and Vita Sackville West.
Eat Yourself Healthy
10 April 2020 7:00 – 8:00 pm £10 Standard £5 Friends / Young Fronds
Beth Marshall is the author of a newly published book, ‘Grow Yourself Healthy’, a practical guide on how to design and manage edible gardens for nutrition and gut health.
The Garden Museum in London is Britain’s only museum of the art, history and design of gardens at 5 Lambeth Palace Road, London, XGL SE1 7LB
- An event and a book for a cold season
- Planning to plant? – sowing season begins in earnest in the store
- Baked goat’s cheese and rhubarb tart
Kitchen Garden Cornucopia
A talk by Sarah Wain, Former Gardens Supervisor at West Dean Gardens. Come and learn some valuable guidelines on how to grow the perfect fruit and vegetables.
Monday 27 January 2020, 7.30 p.m. – at the Community church, Werter Road, SW152LL – Non Members £3.00 donation
Winter Fruit Pruning – a one day workshop
Find out about pruning fruit trees in the winter months in our new one day workshop, led by Sarah Foss, RHS qualified, experienced fruit grower and tutor
Saturday 1st February 2020, 10am-1pm at The Lodge Victorian Walled Garden, Honeywood Walk, Carshalton, Surrey SM5 3NX – cost £35
Saturday 8 February – Sunday 8 March 2020
Free with Garden Entry
Explore exploring the wonders of Indonesia through Kew’s iconic 25th annual orchid festival. Rainforests and volcanoes will be brought to life inside the Princess of Wales Conservatory through an exotic array of vibrant orchid displays.
Start the bright New Year with the news from the RGS…
- Who founded the RGS?
- January recipe -celeriac and potato gratin
- The Store: an array of great potato varieties, garlic and onions to plant
- All those diary dates
The 2019 AGM took place on 14th November.
Please find both the draft minutes and committee members reports below. If you have any comments or amendments to the minutes, please let us know using the general enquiry form here, before 1st February 2020.
2019 Prizewinners in this edition: read below
- News from the AGM
- Encouraging earthworms
- Get ready to swap your seeds…
- Feta and vegetable tart recipe