here's some blogs about some of our meetings written by South Pennine Group Members Julieanne Porter or JP Stacey. To read the full blog just click on the 'Read More' link at the end of each introduction.

    Demonstration by Colin Ward "Hardy Exotics and Creating Microclimates", 6th April 2016 (JP Stacey blog)
    Yesterday I attended another meeting of the South Pennine Hardy Plant Society, only my second since I joined in December (winter has been busy!) We listened to a great talk from guest speaker Colin Ward from Swines Meadow Farm Nursery, speaking about hardy exotics. Read More

    A Spring Plant Demonstration from Rosy Hardy, Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants, 1st April 2015

    Rosy Hardy from Hardy's Cottage Garden Plants gave a practical demonstration and talk on Spring plants for the garden at the South Pennine Hardy Plant Society last week. Rosy brought along a selection of Spring flowering plants and gave a great talk, filled with useful detail and hints for growing. What follows are my notes on many plants for growing in a mix of shade and sunny positions. Read More

    National Collections and Favourite Plants from Avondale Nurseries, Brian Ellis, 6th May 2015

    Avondale is a national collection holder of not one but three plants, those being: Anemone nemorosa, Sanguisorba and Symphyotrichum novae-angliae, the new name for Aster novae-angliae. What follows are my notes on Brian's national collections, some of his favourite plants and some helpful tips in growing these in our gardens. Read More