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Digging In, Summer newsletter


HiL Guide to Showing


Founded 1939 it is situated on the Newton Park West site alongside the park in Rayners Lane. Pedestrian entrance is by 321 Alexandra Ave just downhill of the Drake Road junction. Loading access for bulky items/large orders is via the access road by 1 Drake Road.

Open two hours every Sunday morning from 10.30 am to 12.30pm it stocks a wide selection of all the consumables any gardener usually requires sold at very competitive prices. Whether you want seeds, pots, composts, foods or poisons, netting, ground cover, hose adaptors or a whole host of many other items, it is always worth checking us out first.

In season we also stock bulbs and tubers such as daffodils, tulips, crocii, hyacinths, gladiolas, potatoes, onions (main and Autumn/japanese) etc..

Gardening advice of course is always freely available (and sometimes too freely available!).

2016 Another Great Show!

Jobs for October


Harrow in LEAF

Divide established rhubarb crowns to create new plants

Cut back perennials that have died down

Divide herbaceous perennials

Move tender plants, including aquatic ones, into a greenhouse or conservatory

Plant out spring cabbages

Harvest apples, pears, grapes and nuts

Prune climbing roses

Finish collecting seeds from the garden to sow next year

Last chance to mow lawns and trim hedges in mild areas

Renovate old lawns or create new grass areas by laying turf


2016 proved another successful year for Newton Park HS.

We again won the Inter Society cup at Harrow in Leaf, and John Hillier and Graham Weidle enjoyed personal success.

Our own show held for the second year at Roxeth Community Church was again a very enjoyable afternoon for both exhibitors and visitors alike. There were 320 exhibits making our show one of the biggest in the area.

The Middlesex show was again poorly attended but was again successful for our society. We took second place in the Society cup, Christine Salter took best in show in preserves and Graham Weidle enjoyed yet more success with his flowers.