SPEAKER PROGRAMME 2022
JANUARY 22ND 2pm
Julian Sutton - Desirable Plants
“A Dream in Winter”
A celebration of those plants which flower in that start-stop season, before winter has ended, before spring has really got going
FEBRUARY 26TH 1.30pm AGM
“Bordering on Insanity - creating an all year round border"
This talk looks exclusively at the herbaceous border in Timothy's wife's previous garden. The border was created over 25-years and the talk covers the principles and practicalities that were adopted in an attempt to create a border that is interesting all-year-round. It concludes with a look at a collection of must-have plants for such a border, and associations in which they may be grown.
MARCH 26TH 2pm
Sally Gregson - Mill Cottage Plants
“21st Century Cottage Gardens”
Everyone loves cottage gardens. This talk is an examination of how our concept of cottage gardening has changed over the centuries and how it seems to be developing in the 21st century
APRIL 23RD 2pm
“Plants for Difficult Places”
There is a plant that will grow in the most awkward spot, whether it is deep shade, shallow chalk or where the rabbits love to graze.
Derry Watkins – Special Plants
"Late Summer Colour"
The big, the bold and the beautiful.
OCTOBER 22nd 2pm
NOVEMBER 26th 2pm
“From Cutting to Garden Centre”
This talk looks at how plants are produced for your garden, which covers the supply chain from plant breeder through clean stock to mother stock to rooting station to plant finisher to retailer – all those terms are explained in the presentation. It’s a look at how modern commercial horticulture works and how plants are grown for supply to your local plant retailer.