The National Allotment Society has issued COVID-19 Emergency Measures advice - you will find it here:
During this difficult time we are planning to issue a newsletter or two to our members via our Mailing List. If you are a member and have not yet joined this List you can do so HERE
We would love to receive pictures of your gardens, plants, allotments or any items of interest which you think other members would like to hear about - you could even send us pictures of your competition potato so we can all compare how our entries are doing !
Please email photos and/or any text you are happy to Mavis:
secretary AT shorehamhorticulturalsociety DOT org
An elm with strong resistance to Dutch elm disease should soon be available.
Steps are now in place to prevent a damaging virus, which could pose a threat to roses in UK gardens, from entering the country, Rose rosette virus (RRV) is causing significant – and a rising amount of – damage to plants in the USA and Canada but has yet to reach Europe.
Beekeepers asked to remain vigilant - click the link below for full details:
If you are a member of Shoreham-by-Sea Horticultural Society and would like an extract from our Archives showing the awards you have won please contact us with your request.
Please note: We are continually updating our database as older records are found which means unfortunately we cannot guarantee that the list will be complete.
The chance discovery of fossils dating back 200 million years has revealed that butterflies evolved before flowering plants.
Scientists investigating sediment under a lagoon in northern Germany found fossilised wing scales of several species of butterfly and moth. Some fossils had a long proboscis for sucking nectar similar to modern-day moths and butterflies. It had been assumed the proboscis indicated the Lepidoptera family evolved 130 million years ago, alongside flowering plants. It is now thought early butterflies may have fed on nectar produced by Jurassic-era conifers to capture wind-blown pollen.
(Information from RHS magazine ‘The Garden’, March 2018)