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)
Hedgehog Awareness week started yesterday so it is an appropriate time to provide a link to the Conservation Strategy for the West European Hedgehog.
Click here to view the strategy produced by the partnership of People's Trust for Endangered Species & British Hedgehog Preservation Trust
....and Graham Bowring is visiting us on 3rd June to talk about "The Secret Life of a Hedgehog"
Summer Show 2015 results
The following should read:
The British Fuchsia Society Blue Rosette Gordon Welfare not Mavis Maple as stated
Green Rosette (Best Vegetable) Jack Rudland not A.G.MacCulloch as stated
Red Rosette (Best Flower / Pot Plant) A.G. MacCulloch not Mavis Maple as stated
Hobbies & Pastimes Alison Tanner not Helen Swyer as stated