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Letter from Mayor of Hillingdon

Letter from Mayor
of Hillingdon
book

Our Chairman, Gerry Edwards, who is Chairman of the Royal Horticultural Society's Fruit Group, has just had a book published by the National Vegetable Society, aimed at gardeners & allotmenteers wishing to grow fruit for the first time and those wishing to expand their range of knowledge. Copies are available from Gerry at £3.99 plus postage. If you'd like a copy please email Gerry: gerryedwards@blueyonder.co.uk
or phone on 07768 657797. Gerry is very happy to sign a book should you wish.

Trading Hut

Our next plant sale is on Sunday 27 May 2018 between 10:30am and 12 noon.
 
We will have a full range of plants for sale including patio plants, bedding plants, dahlia, fuchsias, geraniums, lavenders, campanulas, courgettes, peppers both sweet and chilli plus our wide range of different tomato plants plus lots more.

Recent News

bullet Our Chairman, Gerry Edwards has been awarded the RHS Veitch Memorial Medal. Gerry is the Chair of the RHS Fruit group, Vice Chair of the RHS Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Committee, member of the RHS Fruit Trials Assessment Forum and a Fellow of the National Vegetable Society. Gerry is also an RHS judge and writes regularly for The Garden magazine.

bullet The EHS President, Catherine Dann, received the Freedom of the Borough at a Special Council meeting on Thursday 12 April. This was in recognition of her outstanding service to the people of Hillingdon and contribution to public life as an elected Member of the Borough. Catherine has served from May 1990 - May 2018 and stood as Mayor of Hillingdon on three occasions.
 
The Honorary Freedom of the London Borough of Hillingdon is the highest distinction in the power of the Council to bestow.
 
The Special Council meeting was open to the public. It took place at 6 pm in Council Chamber at the Civic Centre, Uxbridge.

RHS London Harvest Show 2017

RHS Fruit and Vegetable Competition
At the RHS London Harvest Show, 3rd October 2017, EHS won the Affiliated Societies Challenge Cup for the best collection of 9 dishes of apples and pears and the EJ White Trophy for the best apples in the Show with a dish of Cox's Orange Pippin. Both displays made by Gerry Edwards.
 
2017 was an outstanding year for apples and pears due to the warm weather in early spring which meant that the bees were flying well at flowering time. This meant that we had a good selection of top fruit to choose from for the RHS London Harvest Show enabled us once again to winning the RHS Affiliated Societies Cup. As in previous years recently we had competitors from Devon and Nottingham - but in quality terms our exhibit was considerably better and justifiably earned the top award. We were also fortunate to be awarded the E.J. White Cup for the best dish of apples in the whole Show - the Cox's Orange Pippin.
 
The dishes of fruit exhibited in this entry were:
 
DESSERT APPLES
Ashmead's Kernel
Cox's Orange Pippin
Golden Delicious
Spartan
 
COOKING APPLES
Blenheim Orange
Bramley's Seedling
Howgate Wonder
 
DESSERT PEARS
Conference
Doyenne du Comice