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BIDFORD GARDENING SOCIETY
2:00pm Thursday 19th July 2012 in A-C
AT our June meeting, three Ardens Grafton members of the society opened their contrasting gardens for viewing by the 46 members who turned out.
Pat Pillings’ garden at Springwood is a delightful informal garden, taking advantage of a steep slope, with a wide variety of plants and a careful blend of formal shapes and informal flowering plants.
Frances Freeman’s garden is extensive and planted in a countryside style, with a variety of specialist trees and established shrubs and roses.
Yvonne Swift’s garden provided another contrast , a relatively new garden built on the site of a farmyard, with mellow stone walls enclosing a formal area. Water loving plants are bedded through a gravel garden and hard terracing holds a wide range of pot gardens.
Several days’ work had gone into the preparation of each garden into show condition and members had a very enjoyable evening.
The July 19 meeting is Getting to Grips with Pests and Diseases and the following week there is a day visit to the RHS Wisley Gardens. Further details from Annette Haynes on 01789 268974.