Welcome to the Ipswich Organic Gardeners' Group Website
Welcome to the new Website for Ipswich Organic Gardeners' Group (IOGG)
We hope it inspires you to come to the talks and visits we have going on. Do leave any questions or comments for me if you fancy.
Organic Gardening is now much more mainstream and has gone hand in hand with a rise in green ideas. We are a group that has always had a passion for plants, but we also have talks on wildlife and sustainable living. We are hoping that we can inspire you to go organic too. Do check out out our group's history and the info on Henry Doubleday, Lady Eve Balfour and those other pioneers of organic methods.
Finally, if you are new to computers, try clicking on pictures and words that are underlined- they might lead you to new places on the site. Do feel free to share any of this with your friends, click on the "recommend this to a friend" at the bottom of the page.
Ipswich Organic Gardeners' Group (IOGG)
Hello everyone and welcome back to the updated web page. I hope all is well with you. What a dreadful summer(?) we've had! it hasn't been a good growing season for anyone. Cheer yourselves up by browsing through the seed catalogs that are landing on the doorstep. It's very easy to get seduced into buying much more than you need so take a little time to check through the seeds you have left. Over the years I've used all sorts of methods for filing seeds, but have found that storing them in a box (or several!), seperating them by date of sowing, enables me to keep track of what I still have, do not have, or simply what still needs to be sown. So be brave and throw out the very old seeds, assess your needs and place your order. I always try at least one new seed a year as well as the old favourites.
Now is the time to plant the over-wintering onions available in the shops into a bed with good soil. Don't add any chicken pellets yet as the nutrients will leach away with the rains because the plants will not be growing fast enough to use them. Wait until spring when there are signs of growth then scatter a few pellets onto the soil and rake gently in, avoiding the roots. You can also plant one of my favourites - broad beans! Plant Aquaducle Cluadia as for the onions and get ready for an ealy crop of delicious beans. They are very hardy and bounce back well.
Get browsing. Sheila
The Last Visit- January- Anglesea Abbey
The trip to Angelsey Abbey Winter Gardens was fantastic. We were lucky to have a near perfect day weatherwise, and although the car parks were full (it was the official first snowdrop day) we never felt crowded. There were delights for the eyes and nose, as well as the snowdrops there were the scents of winter box, virburnham and witchhazel. You could smell them before you could see them. If you haven't been do go, and finish up, as we did, with coffee and cakes in the restuarant.
Greenways Project; Megabash
Belstead Brook Park MEGABASH!
oin the Greenways Project, Friends of Belstead Brook Park, Ipswich Wildlife Group and Access To Nature for a day of coppicing, dead hedging, bonfires and more in and around Millennium Wood and Spring Wood. Refreshments including baked potatoes and toasted marsh mallows! Meet at Bobbits Lane car park. More details from the Greenways Project 01473 433995
|Sun 20 Nov 10:00 – 15:30 London|
|52.029815,1.129679 (Meet at Bobbits Lane car park)|
Are you part of another group interested in Gardening? We would welcome new faces at our talks. We are also a little shy of taking the step to organise our visits with coaches. Car shares work well but if you could organise your group to join us, we will get a coach. Or let us help you fill your coach.