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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”.


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

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