October News

We are hoping to resume meetings in February if Covid allows. We also hope that all our members are well.

In the meantime, here are some more garden photos.

These charm chrysanthemums were from cuttings taken in February. They were intended to be sold at the plant sale in May. Maybe next year…….

The rudbeckia is still in flower, producing lovely autumn colour.

September News

Reminder – Autumn meetings have been suspended due to Covid 19. We hope to resume in February.

A few members attended the joint meeting at Dobbies. They were joined by Owermoigne and Lulworth gardening clubs and enjoyed a talk from a birds of prey expert. Then followed shopping around the garden centre.

Things we would have exhibited at our Summer Show;

These are from Meg





These are from John



Future Meetings

A few of our members will be going to Dobbies Garden Centre on Wednesday 5th August to join other societies for a talk and visit, we hope the weather is fine.

Unfortunately we will not be able to resume our meetings in September as the school is not available due to the virus. Understandably, they have to be very careful. We hope to resume in February, 2021.

As there is no show this month, we would like you to send pictures of things you would have entered. Please send to shows@budhs.org.uk. This could make a nice feature.

More pictures from our gardens.

Meg’s garden in May

…..and in July








John’s roses in full bloom.

Terry’s vegetable harvest

Dorset Echo Garden Feature

The Dorset Echo are looking for keen gardeners to take part in a new weekly feature. If you are interested in taking part, please go to ; https://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/18584740.chance-weymouth-portland-dorchester-garden-visit-garden-feature/

Joint Meeting and Virtual Open Gardens

Joint Meeting                                                                                                               Our society members have been invited to an evening meeting on August 5th at Dobbies Garden Centre, Owermoigne between 6pm and 8pm. It is being organised by Steve Jeffries, who has given us a talk. There will be two other societies attending with up to twenty members from each society.

Attendees will be split into two groups with one group having a talk/demonstration and the other group shopping. The garden centre has all social distancing requirements in place.

If you would like to attend, please phone Ros on 814887 by Tuesday 23rd June. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Virtual Open Gardens

Two local villages have had to cancel their Open Gardens events this year. However, both have put photos on-line for potential visitors to enjoy. Here are the links; www.cerneabbasopengardens.org.uk and upweyopengardens.uk

Our 2020/21 programme can be found on the Calendar of Events link. These will take place subject to the Covid 19 situation and availability of venues. Please check the web-site for up-dates.

More of our own garden pictures; ( please keep sending them to shows@budhs.org.uk)


June Update


Just to remind you that all Society activities are on hold until it is absolutely safe to resume. The Summer Show, due to take place in August, has been cancelled.

In the meantime, please send your garden photos to shows@budhs.org.uk so that we can put them on the website.

These were sent by Steve from Preston.

This hosta was bought at last year’s plant sale.

It has taken 4 years for this Rhodohypoxis to thrive.

News from the Gold Club

We have received the following statement from the Gold Club regarding the re-opening of their Garden Centres. Click below.

Statement to Gold Club members – Reopening

The idea of a drive-through for compost purchases is excellent.

Wisterias have been spectacular this year;

A sunny spot in Nottinton

Climbing through a greengage tree

Please send any photos of your gardens to shows@budhs.org.uk

Late Spring Colour

This is a lovely time  of year when our gardens burst into colour. If you have photos of your garden or any special plants, please share them with us by sending them to shows@budhs.org.uk and we will post them on the web-site. Here are some to begin with.

The tulips have been delightful this year.









Azaleas and acers are at their best now.








A shady border.

Apple blossom.


April News

We have good news if you are struggling to get gardening supplies during the current crisis. The Gardens Group are taking telephone orders for delivery to your home. Everything is available, details on their web-site.

Ros and Terry’s unusual double tulips

With all this extra time spent at home, those of us with gardens are probably taking advantage of the lovely weather. Not a weed in sight!!

Something to Cheer Us

One of our members, Steve, sent us this lovely picture of freesias from his garden in Preston. He says they smell as good as they look.

He has also found out that Dorset Seaweeds is based at 56, Putton Lane, Chickerell. Seaweed extract was mentioned by the panel at our March meeting as being good for roses. Not far to go when things return to normal.

Let’s hope this weather lasts and we can use this extra time at home to enjoy our gardens