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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 September


Harrow in LEAF

 Divide herbaceous perennials

Pick autumn raspberries

Collect and sow seed from perennials and hardy annuals

 Dig up remaining potatoes before slug damage spoils them

 Net ponds before leaf fall gets underway

 Keep up with watering of new plants, using rain or grey water if possible

 Start to reduce the frequency of houseplant watering

Clean out cold frames and greenhouses so that they are ready for use in the autumn

Cover leafy vegetable crops with bird-proof netting

 Plant spring flowering bulbs


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.