Emsworth Horticultural Society
NGS - Hampshire Gardens
Updated 17th August 2021
Emsworth Horticultural Society
Last Updated: 14.09.2021 12:50 v1
I would like to thank all those who opened their gardens last year and the members who came along and enjoyed a friendly morning seeing the gardens and chatting with a cup of tea/coffee. If anyone would like to have an open garden morning 10.30am - 12 noon any day of the week please contact me. You do not have anything to do as we supply and serve refreshments. Please phone me on 02392 597103 or email heatherhayter7@icloud.com . Thank you again, Best Wishes, Gill Sadler
Open Gardens & Natter Mornings 2021
EHS Open Gardens
Ann Moss has kindly offered to open her garden to all members on Thursday 19 th August from 10:30 to 12:00. Tea and biscuits will be served. This is a great opportunity to see a wonderful garden, which has had a number of changes since we were last there in 2019. It is also a good opportunity to catch up with EHS friends. The address is: Harbourside, Prinsted Lane, Prinsted. PO10 8HS A date for your diary: Sarah Sanderson will open her garden on Friday 24th September. Further details will be sent nearer the time.
Dear Members Late summer or early autumn is the perfect time to collect seeds from your garden to plant next year or to share with others. It’s always worth looking at dried seed heads in your garden to see if there are seeds that you can collect - it’s a very satisfying job. Seed germination success next year will be greatly improved by collecting fresh seeds now. Good flowers for autumn seed collection include: Aster, Anemone, Blackberry, Black-Eyed Susan, California Poppy, Cerinthe, Cleome, Coreopsis, Cosmos, Echinacea, Hollyhock, Gaillardia, Marigold, Nasturtium, Poppy, Stock, Strawflower, Sunflower, Sweet Pea and Zinnia. Seeds should be ripe, thoroughly dry and are best collected on a sunny day in the morning. Shake the seeds into an envelope, pick out any bugs or pieces of debris and seal securely to exclude air. Label the paper envelope with the name of the plant; the date the seeds were collected - and your name (if you wish). If you want to add a few tips about growing, that can be helpful but is not necessary. Wilko sells small brown envelopes for this purpose - £1 for 50 but any envelope will do. You can bring your seed packets to the Hut on Sunday mornings and put them in the labelled box there or alternatively bring them to Sarah’s garden on Friday September 24th, where alphabetically ordered boxes will be provided in which to put your seeds. You can either swop your seed packets for the same number of other seed packets or pay 10p for a packet of seeds. Annette Wood
EHS Seed Swap
I am enclosing information on how to save seeds from Annette Wood, which is not only very useful but could also save you money! Any seeds that you collect and are not going to use, can can be brought along to Sarah Sanderson's open Garden to swap on September 24th , address and times will be sent later. Best Regards Brenda Abbott Membership Secretary
Emsworth Open Gardens