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Contribution from John Humphries 04 April 2008, 22:23top / bottom of page
Garden Open Day and Plant Sale Sunday 13th April 2008

As part of the National Gardens Scheme, Jolyon & Phyllis Lea have been opening their garden one or two weekends in April for the past 15 years.

Their chosen charity is Bethany Village the Leprosy society, and the money they make on plant sales and teas goes to this worthwhile cause every year.

Last year they had 220 people through the gate and hope to do as well this year with 8-900 alpines for sale on the day.

The teas and cakes sell equally well and it makes for an excellent day out, whatever the weather, Jolyon's garden is always worth spending at least an hour looking round as his corner plot plantsman's garden hosts over 2000 species and varieties of rare and interesting plants.

6 Oldfield Close, Little Chalfont, HP6 6SU 2pm - 5pm

Be prompt to avoid disappointment on the plant sales.

3 miles east of Amersham, Take the A404 E through Little Chalfont, 1st right after railway bridge, right again into Oakington avenue.

6 Oldfield Close, Sunday 13th April 2pm-5pm HP6 6SU

Or leave M25 J18 take A404 towards Amersham and take 1st left after Chenies into Church Grove then diagonally across into Oakington Avenue. Oldfield Close is midway along on the RHS.

Contribution from John Humphries 16 April 2008, 14:03top / bottom of page
Open garden day a success despite the weather

Although numbers were down from 220 last year to 145 this year. The day was still a success with several hundred plants sold.

Open garden day a success despite the weather

Considering the week-end before had 6" of snow and earlier in the morning there had been a deluge the odd shower through the afternoon was not too much to bear.

Everyone had to make do with the tea and cakes in the refreshment tent.

Thursday 24th April 2008. A brand new talk.

Our next talk at Perivale (A40 West London), is "The Woodland Garden at Kew". This is a brand new talk, being developed at the moment by Katie Price, the young lady in charge of both the Woodland Garden and the Davies Alpine House at Kew.

Do join us if you can, for what should be a very interesting talk.

Refreshment and a plant raffle as always will follow the talk.

Contribution from John Humphries 19 October 2008, 19:51top / bottom of page
Thursday 23rd October 7.45, The bulbs of Kyrgyzstan..NEW

Our talk this Thursday is "The Bulbs of Kyrgyzstan" by Kit Strange, RBG KEW.

Those of you who know Kit, will appreciate her knowledge and enthouasism for her plants. Having been trusted to take over the Iris collection at Kew speaks volumes in itself, many of the beauties we see displayed in the Davies house are nurtured by her behind the scenes, while her work with the AGS has increased recently with assuming the mantle of responsibility for the Early Spring Show at Harlow.

This is a NEW talk, and not to be missed....

Thursday 23rd 7.45 for 8pm, Perivale Community Centrert, Horsenden Lane South, Perivale, UB6 7NP, follow the signs for Perivale Tube Station, the community centre is about 1/4 mile further up the hill on the left hand side. Parking for about 25 cars in the centre car part, otherwise cars can be left in Horsenden Lane.

Refreshments and a plant raffle afterwards.

We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Thursday, all welcome.

For those of you who say Kyrgyzstan????

Kyrgyzstan is a landlocked country in Central Asia, bordering Kazakhstan, China, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. The mountainous region of the Tian Shan covers over 80% of the country (Kyrgyzstan is occasionally referred to as "the Switzerland of Central Asia", as a result),[6] with the remainder made up of valleys and basins. Lake Issyk-Kul in the north-western Tian Shan is the largest lake in Kyrgyzstan and the second largest mountain lake in the world after Titicaca. The highest peaks are in the Kakshaal-Too range, forming the Chinese border. Peak Jengish Chokusu, at 7,439 m (24,400 feet), is the highest point and is considered by geologists (though not mountaineers) to be the northernmost peak over 7,000 m (23,000 feet) in the world.

Contribution from John Humphries 10 April 2009, 10:16top / bottom of page
Jolyon's Garden Open 19th April 2009

It is that time of year again when members of the West London, Chiltern and any other groups in the know congregate at the gate of 6 Oldfield Close just before 2pm on Sunday.

All the details are in the entry for last year at the head of this chain, so I won't list them all again.

A reminder, there will be hundreds of very good plants on sale. Some of which are in limited supply so be on time.

Once you have your first choice plants, you can relax with a cup of tea and a selection of excellent cakes and take a good look round a plantsman's garden.

Contribution from John Humphries 20 April 2009, 17:07top / bottom of page
Excellent day was had by all At Jolyon's Open Day

Members of the WestLondon and Chiltern Groups gathered for a very fine Summer's day visiting Jolyon's excellent garden and renowned plant sale.

Over 150 attended and benefited from a sale of Orchids, Paeonies, Frits, Lilies, Iris, Epimediums and hundreds of other alpines, ferns and dwarf shrubs, prices from 1-5, all proceeds to charity.

Excellent day was had by all At Jolyon's Open Day

Contribution from John Humphries 20 April 2009, 17:26top / bottom of page
Pottering in the Pyrenees...Mike Baker.... 23rd April 2009

Meanwhile why not join us for this week's talk.

"Pottering in The Pyrenees" a new talk by Mike Baker.

Pottering in the Pyrenees...Mike Baker.... 23rd Ap

Thursday 23rd April 7.45 for 8pm

Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, Perivale.

Talk, Raffle, Refreshment and Chat.

Visitors very welcome.

Contribution from John Humphries 22 September 2009, 22:32top / bottom of page
September 24th 2009 Michael Day, "Orchids of Cyprus"

THis months lecture is on the "Orchids of Cyprus".

Come along to the Westlondon Group meeting on Thursday eveing 7.45pm for 8 to hear Michael Day showing a digital image lecture on these fascanating plants.

Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, Perivale, 1/4 mile further up on the LHS from Perivale Tube Station, just off the A40 near the old Hoover Building, UB6 7NP

Excellent talk, chat with like minded people, refreshment and raffle.

Contribution from John Humphries 07 April 2010, 07:01top / bottom of page
OPEN DAY, 6 OLDFIELD CLOSE, Little Chalfont HP6 6SU 11th April 2010

As part of the National Gardens Scheme, Jolyon & Phyllis Lea have been opening their garden one or two weekends in April for the past 25 years.

After 25 years they have decided to make this their last year.

Their chosen charity is Bethany Village the Leprosy society, and the money they make on plant sales and teas goes to this worthwhile cause every year.

Last year they had over 200 people through the gate and hope to do as well this year with 8-900 alpines for sale on the day.

The teas and cakes sell equally well and it makes for an excellent day out, whatever the weather, Jolyon's garden is always worth spending at least an hour looking round as his corner plot plantsman's garden hosts over 2000 species and varieties of rare and interesting plants.

6 Oldfield Close, Little Chalfont, HP6 6SU 2pm - 5pm

Be prompt to avoid disappointment on the plant sales.

3 miles east of Amersham, Take the A404 E through Little Chalfont, 1st right after railway bridge, right again into Oakington avenue.

6 Oldfield Close, Sunday 13th April 2pm-5pm HP6 6SU

Or leave M25 J18 take A404 towards Amersham and take 1st left after Chenies into Church Grove then diagonally across into Oakington Avenue. Oldfield Close is midway along on the RHS.

Do not miss this final opportunity to visit 6 Oldfield Close
2010 Sunday April 11th 2pm to 5pm...not 13th as above

Contribution from John Humphries 13 February 2015, 16:42top / bottom of page
West London Group Celebrates 60 Years

The West London group is celebrating its 60th year, I would just like you all to extend an invitation for any friends or interested gardeners of any sort...not just Alpine, to our February 26th evening meeting, in the Perivale Community Centre, Horsenden Lane South, Perivale UB6 7NP, just off the A40 near the Hoover Building. 
8pm onwards for the talk, with refreshment, friendly chat and a raffle afterwards.
On February 26th we have our highlight of the season, Phillip Cribb is going to speak to us on a subject where he is certainly recognised as the country's leading botanist and as a world expert;
 Hardy Slipper Orchids
and their
Habitats in China.
 
He has also promised to include a few images and tips on garden cultivation at the end as he has about 30 plants growing in his garden. Due to the advances being made in the understanding of these plants requirements and in the spectacular success in propagation techniques, these plants are now becoming available at almost affordable prices. Understanding their native habitat, is a crucial link to enabling their success in our gardens so this talk is certain to be of interest to any plantaholic for whom succesful cultivation of the Slipper Orchid represents one of the pinnacles of achievement.
In lieu of a fee Phil has asked that this evening will be in aid of Spelthorne Natural History Society, so please do come along and join us for an excellent evening. 



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