Sunday, 22 April 2018

TUESDAY 1ST MAY

BULBS FOR THE UNUSUAL 
BY
ROSS BARBOUR




This month we welcome Ross Barbour who has spent a lifetime in gardening starting as a humble gardener before being given his own garden to run at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. He now works with his wife who runs The Picton Garden & Old Court Nurseriesnear Malvern. The nursery specialises in growing and breeding  Michaelmas Daisies.  His topic is Bulbs for the unusual.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Tuesday 3rd April 2018




AGM 

Anyone interested in joining our committee for 2018/19 are very welcome.

Followed by a slide show to music of our garden visits over the past 2 years 

Followed by nibbles and a glass of something.  Everyone welcome.

On Saturday 19th May we will be having our annual plant sale - remember to pot up those cuttings, plant a few extra seeds or when dividing perennials pot an extra one up for the plant sale.


Tuesday 6th March 2018



Ian Thwaites is talking to us on Cacti and Succulents
Ian says
I have grown Cacti and Succulents since I was a young lad and the fascination that I had then is still with me to this day.  It was a hobby that I shared with my Mother and was fostered by members of the Spalding branch who have since become my most treasured personal friends.
This hobby has been an integral part of my whole adult life and through it I have had the opportunity to travel to some rather special locations and meet some rather special people.



Sunday, 21 January 2018

TUESDAY 6TH FEBRUARY

SPRING AT STOCKTON BURY GARDENS - TAMSIN WESTHORPE



Tamsin Westhorpe of Stockton Bury Gardens is coming to talk to about Spring at the gardens.  Tamsin came to talk to us a couple of years ago and we all enjoyed her lively talk on Autumn at the gardens.  Hopefully she will help us feel that spring is not too far away!
Tamsin is Raymond Treasure's niece, and has now joined the gardening team at Stockton Bury. She has previously been deputy editor of Amateur Gardening magazine and Editor of The English Garden magazine. Tamsin now spends time in the garden here and writes freelance alongside her role as the Open Gardens Ambassador for the British Red Cross.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

TUESDAY 9TH JANUARY 2018



PLEASE NOTE THE DATE OF THIS MEETING - IT IS THE SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH INSTEAD OF THE FIRST

HOW TO BUILD A WILDLIFE POND
 





On Tuesday the 9th January we are having a talk on How to build a wildlife Pond by Jenny Steel.

Jenny came to talk to us last January on Birds, Bugs and Beasts.  Jenny Steel is a Plant Ecologist and Author who has been specialising in Wildlife gardening for almost 30 years.  She gives occasional talks around the UK and teaches Wildlife gardening courses from her Shropshire wildlife garden.

Thursday, 23 November 2017

TUESDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2017 CHRISTMAS EVENING MEAL



CHRISTMAS EVENING MEAL AT THE UNICORN INN, LUDLOW

I am afraid the Christmas meal is now fully booked.  If you would like to come you could ring Chris King to find out if there has been any cancellations.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

TUESDAY 7TH NOVEMBER 2017

 
 
ORNAMENTAL TREES
 


Nick Dunn of Frank P Matthews Ltd is going to talk to us on 'Ornamental Trees'.  Nick grew up surrounded by trees, the third generation in a family nursery business established in 1901.  He is one of the UK's leading authorities on the propagation and care of both ornamental and fruit trees.  He will be giving us lots of advice and help us decide on what trees are best for our gardens.  He is also the author of a must have book - Trees for your garden.  To find out more the web site is here.