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
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
Wednesday, 25 October 2017
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.
Monday, 25 September 2017
UNUSUAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Kevin Alviti is coming to talk to us about UNUSUAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLES. Kevin is Programme Secretary's, Julie Alviti's, son. He is a stay at home Dad with 3 children under the age of 5, and has a 15 acre smallholding. He has 30 sheep with lambs on most of the land and on the rest he has fruit trees and vegetables. He is passionate about growing food for his family and eventually to sell. He is very interested in unusual fruits and vegetables and grows quite a few on his smallholding. He will bring along a few for us to see. He writes a popular blog called an englishhomestead
Tuesday, 8 August 2017
Outing to Apley Walled Garden (between Bridgnorth and Telford10.00 am meet at Apley Farm Shop TF11 9EF on A442 for Tea/Coffee, scones/cake.
Guided tour of the Walled garden followed by lunch at the Creamery café which we will order when we meet at 10.00 am.
Morning refreshments plus Garden tour £14.00 - Please send a cheque (Caynham Gardening Society) for £14.00 to Chris King, Pervin Cottage, Caynham, Ludlow, Shropshire. SY8 3BP before August 21st.
In the afternoon, a visit to Dudmaston (National Trust) is suggested to round off the day.
For Apley Walled garden website click here.http://www.apleywalledgarden.co.uk/history
Thursday, 20 July 2017
Paul Green of 'Greens Leaves Nursery' is coming to talk to us on 'Sensory Sensations'
Paul has talked to us before and gives an informative, hands on talk with lots of plants to look at, talk about and buy. The plants he will be talking about are going to be those with perfume and sensory leaves.
He says about his nursery -
"Greens Leaves started supplying plants back in 1994 and rather than emulate many other nurseries already in existence, decided to specialise in rare and unusual plants from around the world, suitable for growing in the UK.
By far the majority of plants we supply are grown in our Gloucestershire nursery and any new varieties are always tested for hardiness given the UK’s demanding climate. We are always more than happy to advise you on any particular plant’s suitability for your particular location and soil type." See his website here