New Look Website May 2018

Following a few hitches, I have recently updated the website. I have changed the appearance; the front page shows a photograph of one of the borders at Newby Hall, and the other is the plant of the month.

As previously promised I have added two new links under the page / tab ‘resources’. The first is to the National Garden Scheme of open gardens, under the yellow book scheme within a 50mile radius of Leeds (click here for link). They are listed by month and date. There are direct links to the garden entries on the NGS website.  The second is a link to plant nurseries (click here for link), and again there are direct links to the relevant websites. Any comments and / or suggestions about this list are welcome. The ‘Link’ resource has been updated to include a link to plant fairs (click here for link)

The link to previous newsletters has been moved from the top menu to the events report page /tab (click here for link). I have added a new page / tab ‘Plant of the Month’ to the top menu (click here for link). This month I focus on Astrantias (click here for link). This is very much a personal choice and I have increased my knowledge of the plants that I have included, but I should welcome member’s contributions and / or suggestions, either by email (see contacts page for details, (click here for link) or by leaving a comment on the relevant page.

In various articles and blogs you will see links to the relevant page or post on this website, and to other websites (see paragraph above). I hope members find this useful.

The committee has decided that we will not be publishing newsletters in the future. We hope that members will contribute by posting comments or contributing articles and / or images which I will then post on the website.

This month one of our committee members, Maggie Sugden has emailed me a photo of Abutilon (Vitifolium) x Suntense, which I have highlighted on the front page under the members’ corner (click here for link).

Abutilon (Vitifolium) x Suntense
(Image courtesy of Maggie Sugden)

Our new committee member, Pat Hunter wrote a report of Sally Gregson’s talk on Epimediums. This is available on the front page (click here for link) or under the ‘Events Report’ page / tab (click here for link).

I have written a blog on my experience of helping to put together the display for the recent Harrogate Spring Flower Show. Click here for link.

I should welcome contributions from members about plants that are looking good in their gardens. Please email a photo and short description (contact details page / tab, click here for link).

The committee hope that the website becomes a useful resource for all members. We have also agreed to send out an email to members to alert them to new content on the website.

Jane Orton

Web Manager West Yorkshire Hardy Plant Society Group

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