Event date: Monday 27th April 2015 Speaker: Dr. Andrew Ward Write-up by Miranda McCormack Dr Andrew Ward and his wife Helen owns and runs Norwell Nurseries (www.norwellnurseries.co.uk) near Newark, Nottinghamshire, it specialises in rare and unusual herbaceous perennials as well as stocking
Event date: Monday 23rd March 2015 Speaker: Richard Ford Write-up by Janet Beakes Richard Ford is an ex-nurseryman whose face is familiar at the many show venues around the country. His tally of 150 gold medals, including 7 at Chelsea, are indicative
By Heather Russell – from her garden in Bolam, Northumberland. When reading a plant catalogue, I can shut out the rest of the world, happily picturing each plant, wondering over new ones, and imagining where some could be planted.
Event date: Monday 26th January 2015 Speaker: Karen Philips Write-up by sobel Shaw January makes me think of bulbs because they are amongst the first group of flowering plants to brave the dark and cold of winter and break into flower. Our speaker,
By Heather Russell – from her garden in Bolam, Northumberland. Not only has the recent mild weather encouraged some rather precocious growth it has seen me finding lots to cut back, tidy up and generally enjoy being outside. Daphne
Event date: December 2014 Speaker: Elizabeth Balmforth Write-up by Marie Robson Elizabeth, former curator at RHS Harlow Carr, delighted us with a pictorial tour through seasonal planting combinations at Mount St John, Felixkirk, 6 miles outside Thirsk. Situated on a hill at