Talks and events for 2018
Jan 10th: Fiona Warin Lost the Plot
A knowledgeable and amusing account on Allotment history and Digging for victory, from the time of the Enclosures to more recents times with Television programmes greatly influencing allotment gardening.
Feb 14th: Timothy Walker On top but never in control - tales from a small garden
This is a story of the development of the garden during twenty years but also the gardeners and gardens that has influenced the style of planting. Timothy was the director of the Oxford Botanic Garden for 26 years, he is now a lecturer in Plant Sciences at Somerville College Oxford.
Mar 14th: Ross Barbour Bulbs for the unusual
Ross presents a selection of choice bulbs, a mix of familiar and the more unusual. The plants he has selected have a link with people from the world of horticulture past and present. Some cultivation tips may come up.
A professional gardener for nearly 30 years, Ross has worked on different estates across Scotland and been the Head Gardener at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. He is now look after the Picton Garden with his wife Helen Picton.
April 11th: Val Bourne Roses and Peones - a match marriage made in heaven
Val is an award-winning Garden writer, lecturer and organic gardener. The talk will follow the history of peony breeding, the use as a companion plant for roses and recommend varieties.
April 28th: 10am - 12am Annual Plant Sale
May 9th: Jill and Alun Whitehead Irises for the Natural Garden
Jill and Alun are longstanding members of the Hardy Plant Society, act as Co-ordinators for Plant Heritage in Herefordshire and have a National Collection of Siberial Iris at their Auden Farm Garden Nr Leominster.
June 13th: Outing/Garden Visit. Details to follow.
July 11th: AGM
Sept 12th: Samantha Hopes Winter in Bloom
The talk will highlight the whole range of winter flowering scrubs, herbaceous plants and bulbs and tempt us into the garden in the winter months. Samantha will also bring home propagated Plants for Sale from her nursery.
Oct 10th: Jon Mason Autumn / Winter Baskets and Containers
Nov 14th tbd
Dec 12th: Christmas Quiz