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HPS Bulletins 1957-1968

“The Hardy Plant” is the society’s journal. Today, it is published twice a year but in the early days of the society it was called “The Bulletin” and its publication varied in frequency. It has always been sent free of charge to members. We have scanned in the full content from early editions of “The Bulletin”.

These pages are a historical record of the society and reflect the perceived wisdom of their time. While much of the information will be just as relevant today as it was when it was first published, some of it may now be considered inaccurate or even dangerous - particularly when it comes to the use of chemicals. Please check the current regulations before utilising the information given. We must also warn you that some of the language used may now be considered “politically incorrect”.


Asters Isabel E. Allen Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
How to collect, dry and save seed W.K. Askett Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Plants for light soils W.K. Aslet Vol 1 No 3 (1958)
Thoughts from Wisley. Spring 1963 W.K. Aslett Vol 3 No 2 (1963)
Book review (Some good gardening plants) David G. Baker Vol 3 No 2 (1963)
Grow the flags David G. Baker Vol 3 No 2 (1963)
The family Foxglove A.P. Balfour F.L.S. V.M.H. Vol 1 No 4 (1958)
The botanical garden, Munich David Barker Vol 3 No 6 (1967)
The Heleniums David Barker Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
Aster Ericoides P.W. Barret Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
Some notes on the genus Sedum P.W. Barrett Vol 2 No 2 (1959)
Iris Innominata David Barton Vol 1 No 4 (1958)
Focus on hardy Chrysanthemums A.L. Baxter Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
Summer in winter Dods Bebb Vol 2 No 2 (1959)
The beauty of dried hardy plants E.W. Beck Vol 3 No 3 (1964)
Some notes on planting contrasts Marion R. Becker Vol 3 No 6 (1967)
A brief survey of the genus Trillium Kenneth A. Beckett Vol 3 No 5 (1966)
Less commonly cultivated Geraniums Kenneth A. Beckett Vol 3 No 7 (1968)
Some Ligularia species Kenneth A. Beckett Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
Breeding new varieties Alan Bloom Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Ideas for border variation Alan Bloom Vol 1 No 1 (1957)
Island borders Alan Bloom Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Less common autumn perennials Alan Bloom Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
Midget borders Alan Bloom Vol 1 No 4 (1958)
The Penstemonians Alan Bloom Vol 2 No 5 (1960)
Plants for clay soil gardening Alan Bloom Vol 1 No 3 (1958)
Prolonging the season for hardy plants Alan Bloom Vol 2 No 4 (1960)
Tantalising beauties Alan Bloom Vol 2 No 7 (1961)
Uncommon perennials Alan Bloom Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
What of the future? Alan Bloom Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
Midst bricks and mortar F.A. Boddy N.D.H., D.Inst.P.A. Vol 1 No 3 (1958)
Just for fun Frances Brummitt Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
Thoughts from the nursery Wendy Carlile Vol 3 No 2 (1963)
Hardy perennials for show Wendy V Carlile Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Plants I long to have Wendy V Carlile, Will Ingwersen, Ralph Gould and J.C. Fensome Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Antique plants Alice M. Coats Vol 3 No 2 (1963)
Butter and cream Alice M. Coats Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
The charm of pink Alice M. Coats and Kay N Sanecki Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
Some plant histories Alice M. Coats Vol 3 No 7 (1968)
Italian herbaceous plants in British gardens Henry Cocker A.H.R.H.S. Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
The use of hardy perennials in Italy Henry Cocker A.H.R.H.S. Vol 3 No 3 (1964)
Some notes on the development of Violas and Pansies Howard H. Crane F.L.S. Vol 2 No 2 (1959)
Western American Iris species Le Roy Davidson Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
Hostas and Hellebores Oliver Dawson Vol 3 No 6 (1967)
Hardy Fern varieties J.W. Dyce Vol 3 No 5 (1966)
Advisory service (start of) R.G. Elms Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
Annual General Meeting (Report) R.G. Elms Vol 2 No 7 (1961)
From the secretary R.G. Elms Vol 2 No 5 (1960)
From the secretary (By R.H.S. Ticket) R.G. Elms Vol 2 No 7 (1961)
The old double Primrose G.E. Emmerson Vol 2 No 7 (1961)
Cottage garden perennials Margery Fish Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
Euphorbias Margery Fish Vol 2 No 7 (1961)
The fascination of Hellebores Margery Fish Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Foliage plants Margery Fish Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Plants for shade Margery Fish Vol 3 No 3 (1964)
Plants I long to have Margery Fish Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Hardy Plants for industrial areas Frederick Fletcher Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Iran and Turkey Paul Furse F.L.S. Vol 3 No 2 (1963)
Some notes on Lupins Mary Gallup Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
Hardy plants for bedding S.M. Gault A.H.R.H.S. Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Labour saving hardy plants S.M. Gault A.H.R.H.S. Vol 2 No 2 (1959)
Obituary (Thomas Carlile) S.M. Gault Vol 1 No 3 (1958)
Some of my favourite hardy plants S.M. Gault A.H.R.H.S. Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
Michaelmas Daisies Margaret C. Gibbins Vol 3 No 6 (1967)
The development of the herbaceous border Walter Gilmour A.Inst.P.A. Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
Aquilegias Ralph Gould Vol 3 No 3 (1964)
Leaf spot of Peonies and Hellebores D.E. Green M.Sc. Vol 2 No 2 (1959)
Gardening friends Ralph Green Vol 3 No 7 (1968)
A selection of herbaceous Paeonia species N.G. Hadden Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Prickly but permanent - The sea Hollies E.C.M. Haes Vol 2 No 7 (1961)
A reassessment of the Willow-Herbs A.P. Hamilton and V. Thakur Vol 3 No 5 (1966)
Preliminary notes in the study of genus Serratula Bernard E. Harkness Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Gypsophila Bristol Fairy G.W. Harrington Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
What's in a name Elspeth M. Harris Vol 3 No 2 (1963)
Waterperry horticultural school Beatrix Havergal N.D.H. Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
They worked with plants (Thomas Hay) Roy Hay Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Herbaceous Pentemons of the western United States Myrtle Hebert Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Advance of the Lupin A.G.L Hellyer Vol 1 No 1 (1957)
Lupins to colour from seed A.G.L. Hellyer Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
My four-star plants A.G.L Hellyer A.H.R.H.S. Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
Herbaceous border, Castle grounds Cardiff T.A. Hill Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
A myth of Paeonies G.W. Hitchcock Vol 1 No 3 (1958)
Ornamental grasses W. Howell F.L.S. Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Notes from Notinghamshire R.C.L. Howitt Vol 2 No 5 (1960)
The university of Liverpool botanic garden J.K. Hulme Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
The good Campanulas Peter Hunt Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
Worthwhile plants for the busy gardener Peter Hunt Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
A Half Hardy border from seed R.J. Huntley Vol 1 No 1 (1957)
Outstanding plants of the year A.J. Huxley Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
The genus Liatris Will Ingwersen Vol 1 No 4 (1958)
The genus Potentilla Will Ingwersen Vol 3 No 7 (1968)
Hardy perennials for dry shade Will Ingwersen Vol 1 No 3 (1958)
Idle Jottings Will Ingwersen Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
More Hardy Plants worth seeking Will Ingwersen Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Noteworthy hardy perennials of 1958 Will Ingwersen Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
Orchids in the garden Will Ingwersen Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Out of sight, out of mind Will Ingwersen Vol 2 No 4 (1960)
Some Hardy Plants worth seeking Will Ingwersen Vol 1 No 1 (1957)
Hardy plants for seaside districts Christine Kelway Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
They worked with plants (Three generations of Kelways) Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Enemies of herbaceous plants W.N. Lawfield Vol 1 No 6 (1958)
Common sense with Paeonies Donal Leatherdale F.L.S. Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
Easy-to-grow hardy Lillies M.E. Leeburn Vol 3 No 2 (1963)
Petasites Fragrans - a warning E.A. Lett Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
A members impression of the outing to Wisley Peter Luckhurst Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
The growing popularity of Meconopsis H.G. Lyall Vol 1 No 6 (1958)
Gardening in wind and sand S.E. Lytle Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
Four star plants Marny Macintosh Vol 3 No 6 (1967)
Some perennials from Cyprus R.D. Meikle Vol 3 No 3 (1964)
The genus Monarda G.W. Monarda A.H.R.H.S. A.L.S. Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
Yorkshire garden Felicity North Vol 3 No 7 (1968)
From a member Dr. T.C. O'Connor Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Facts and figures F.V.P. Vol 1 No 3 (1958)
Annual General Meeting (Report) N.J.P. Vol 2 No 5 (1960)
Book Review (Hardy herbaceous plants - Lanning Roper) N.J.P. Vol 2 No 4 (1960)
Book review (Hardy plants 'Amateur Gardening' Handbook No 30) N.J.P. Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Book review (Perennials for trouble free gardening - Alan Bloom) N.J.P. Vol 2 No 5 (1960)
Book review (The mixed border - Christopher Lloyd) N.J.P. Vol 1 No 6 (1958)
Fertilizers and hardy perennials Keith Paisley A.M.I.Boil., Dip. Hort. Vol 2 No 4 (1960)
Agapanthus The Hon. Lewis Palmer Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
From a member (The Lavender muddle) John D. Panton Vol 2 No 4 (1960)
Alstromeria Ligtu hybrids Spencer F. Parker Vol 2 No 2 (1959)
Book review (Collins guide to bulbs - Patrick Synge) Robert F. Pearson Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
Hardy plantsmen past and present (Amos Perry) Vol 1 No 4 (1958)
Hardy Plants for the pond margin Frances Perry F.L.S. Vol 1 No 3 (1958)
Iris Keampferi Frances Perry F.L.S. Vol 1 No 1 (1957)
Kniphofias Frances Perry F.L.S. Vol 2 No 4 (1960)
Primulas to suit your every need Peter F. Perry Vol 3 No 6 (1967)
Plants I long to have A.V. Pike N.D.H. Vol 1 No 1 (1957)
Achillea Coronation Gold R.B. Pole Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Bringing plants from abroad Robert S.W. Pollard Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
Campanula Trachelium HG.H. Preston F.L.S. Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Brunnera Macrophylla Noel J Prockter Vol 1 No 1 (1957)
Hardy Plants you may not know Noel J Prockter Vol 1 No 1 (1957)
Hardy Plants you may not know Noel J Prockter Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Hardy plants you may not know Noel J Prockter Vol 3 No 3 (1964)
Our first Outing Noel J Prockter Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Our trip to Oxford and Waterperry Noel J Prockter Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Society news (slide library) Noel J Prockter Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Suggestions for your book shelves Noel J Prockter Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
What do members want? Noel J Prockter Vol 2 No 7 (1961)
Herbaceous Verbascum H.C. Pugsley Vol 1 No 6 (1958)
Interesting hybrid Willow-Herbs H.C. Pugsley Vol 2 No 5 (1960)
Lobelia Cardinalis and hybrids H.C. Pugsley Vol 3 No 5 (1966)
Some random comments on Day Lillies H.J. Randall C.B.E. Vol 2 No 4 (1960)
Bergenias G.W. Robinson A.H.R.H.S. F.I.S. Vol 2 No 7 (1961)
Lobelias G.W. Robinson A.H.R.H.S. F.I.S. Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
Hardy herbaceous plants for tubs and containers Lanning Roper Vol 3 No 5 (1966)
A.G.M. (report) Kay N. Sanecki Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
Aristocrats of the Buttercup family Kay N. Sanecki Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
Book Review (Simple propogation - Noel J Procktor) Kay N. Sanecki Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Competition (society emblem) Kay N. Sanecki Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
The grafting of herbaceous material Kay N. Sanecki Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
The Hardy Plant Society (1910 onwards) Kay N. Sanecki Vol 3 No 6 (1967)
Herbs as perennial border plants Kay N. Sanecki Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Seen at the shows Kay N. Sanecki Vol 3 No 3 (1964)
Poisonous plants in your garden Moira Savonius Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
Plant breeding with hardiness in mind Geoffrey Smith Vol 2 No 4 (1960)
Some plant perennials from Harlow Car Geoffrey Smith Vol 3 No 5 (1966)
Some worth while Astilbes Frederick Street Vol 1 No 6 (1958)
Gardening under trees Alix Swift Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
Gardening under trees (part 2) Alix Swift Vol 3 No 7 (1968)
Hardy ferns as garden plants Jean Taylor B.Sc. Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
They worked with plants Arthur G. Thatcher Vol 1 No 6 (1958)
Notes on the genus Hosta Graham Thomas Vol 2 No 5 (1960)
Spotlighting Salvias Cornish Torbock Vol 3 No 6 (1967)
The short and long of it E.M. Upward Vol 3 No 3 (1964)
Problems with staking and training Brian Walkden Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
My small town garden Roger F. Watson Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
Notes from the pen of David White David White Vol 3 No 5 (1966)
1960 Plant review J.P. Wood N.D.H. Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
The reserve border J.P. Wood N.D.H. Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
A hardy plant you may not know P. Wood Vol 3 No 7 (1968)
Letter from Australia P.R. Wood Vol 3 No 7 (1968)
Book Review (Collins guide to border plants - Frances Perry) Vol 1 No 3 (1958)
Book Review (Hardy Perennials - Alan Bloom) Vol 1 No 2 (1957)
Book Review (Herbaceous Garden Flora - F.K. Makins) Vol 1 No 1 (1957)
Book Review (The modern florilegium - G.S. Thomas) Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Changes in plant names Vol 1 No 4 (1958)
Changes in plant names Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Dimorphothetica Barberiae Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
Doubtful hardiness Vol 3 No 1 (1962)
Extracts from the post Vol 1 No 4 (1958)
From the post Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
From the post Vol 1 No 6 (1958)
From the post Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
From the post Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
From the post Vol 2 No 2 (1959)
From the post Vol 2 No 5 (1960)
Gardens open to members in 1958 Vol 1 No 4 (1958)
The genus Mecanopsis (Letters) Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
Hardwick Hall Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
Members ask Vol 1 No 6 (1958)
Members ask Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
Members ask Vol 2 No 2 (1959)
More labour saving plants Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
Obituaries (Frank Kingdon-Ward & Charles Debnam) Vol 1 No 5 (1958)
Obituary (Capt B. Symons-Jeune) Vol 2 No 1 (1959)
Obituary (Mr. W.E. Ingwersen V.M.H.) Vol 2 No 4 (1960)
Our first show Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Photographic Competition Vol 1 No 6 (1958)
Plants wanted (by Margery Fish) Vol 2 No 5 (1960)
Powis Castle Vol 3 No 4 (1965)
A reminder (seed and plant exchange) Vol 2 No 6 (1960)
Society events Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
Some plants are illusive (plants wanted) Vol 2 No 3 (1959)
Some suggestions for spring planting Vol 2 No 4 (1960)
Some suggestions for your spring planting order Vol 1 No 7 (1958)
Wallington Hall Vol 3 No 4 (1965)

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