Speakers

Gardening for Wildlife – Nick Marshall

Gardening for Wildlife – Nick Marshall

Gardening for Wildlife by Nick MarshallGardening for Wildlife was the subject of the talk by Nick Marshall at our May 2023 meeting. Nick’s experience comes from many years working in conservation and ecology so he looks at the issue from an ecologist’s perspective....

‘Ferns’ by Neil Timms

‘Ferns’ by Neil Timms

‘Ferns’ by Neil TimmsNeil presented a fascinating talk about Ferns to our well attended October meeting. Ferns are one of the oldest groups of land plants, first flourishing in the late Devonian period 360million years ago according to the fossil record. They predate...

Hostas – the Queen of Foliage Plants.

Hostas – the Queen of Foliage Plants.

Hostas – the Queen of Foliage PlantsOur August meeting welcomed Andrew Mikolajski to talk about ‘Hostas – the Queen of Foliage Plants’. Our talk started with a discussion about slugs. Although no longer classified as pests by RHS and are part of the ecosystem, they...

John’s Garden

John’s Garden

John's Garden at Ashwood Nurseriespresentation by Howard Drury DHE - (Hons)On Tuesday 1st February we welcomed Howard Drury to the gardening club. Howard is a Horticultural broadcaster, Speaker, Lecturer, Writer, Adviser and Consultant. Howard took us through a very...

Annual General Meeting, and this years charity

Annual General Meeting, and this years charity

On Tuesday 3rd March 2020 we held our AGM. This years annual show will be the 74th and will be held on Saturday 15th August. Bob Gwynn our Show Manager thanked all who had helped in whatever way with the show. He went on to say that this year children who enter will...

Crime Prevention by Darren Stretton

Crime Prevention by Darren Stretton

On Tuesday 4th February 2020 the Club welcomed Darren Stretton our local PCSO. Darren presented solutions to help fight crime in general, and brought along some devices for purchase if desired. His talk hit on very relevant topics such as garden, shed, tool and...

Gardeners’ Question Time

On Tuesday 5th November we held our monthly meeting and our expert panel  answered a variety of questions that had been put to them by other club members. We were pleased to welcome our expert gardeners to the panel including Judy Buckle who is Chairperson at Market...

Dark and Desirable by Paul Green

On Tuesday 3rd September we had the pleasure of welcoming Paul Green of Greens Leaves Nursery to our social meeting to give us a talk entitled "Dark and Desirable".  He also brought a wonderful selection of plants fitting that description.  Our members didn't...

Pruning by Darren Rudge

On August 6th 2019 Darren Rudge came to talk to us about the importance of correct pruning.  Darren is a self employed garden designer and lecturer.  He is a radio presenter and broadcaster for the BBC with over 15 years experience, and has presented on BBC radio West...

SOCIAL CALENDAR 2020

4th February Crime Prevention Darren Stretton PCSO 3rd March AGM   7th April Agapanthus Steve Hickman Daffodil & Spring Bowl Competition   5th May Plant Auction  Tulip Competition   2nd June John's Garden Howard Drury   7th July Show...

Japanese Gardens by Patsy Rayner

On June 4th 2019 we welcomed Patsy back, this time to talk about Japanese gardens and how they have evolved over the centuries.  During Patsy's visits to Japan she has taken some exquisite photos and showed us many of these during her presentation. Japanese...

Bark, Berries & Leaves by Steve Lovell

On Tuesday 7th May we were pleased to welcome back Steve Lovell who gave a very interesting talk about the structure and form of various bark, berries and leaves. Steve is qualified in Garden Design and Landscaping. Currently along with talks and presentations he...

Euphorbias and Other Spring Perennials by Don Witton

We were privileged to welcome Don Witton to our April meeting. Don holds a plant heritage national collection of hardy euphorbia. His garden has been featured on Gardeners World in 1999 and again in 2012, and it was also featured on the BBC's Tatton Park TV show. Don...

AGM and our Charity for 2019

AGM and our Charity for 2019

On Tuesday 5th March we held our Annual General Meeting. Linda Barratt was voted on for a second year as Chairperson. Bob Gwynn thanked all those who contributed in whatever way with their help regarding the annual show. This year the 73rd show will be held on...

Clematis and Other Climbers by Jeff Bates

For our November meeting we welcomed Jeff Bates who gave a very interesting presentation.  Jeff talked about the various types of Clematis and other climbing plants.  Jeff has been a full time horticultural lecturer for over 20 years and is a self employed...