On Wednesday 15th March 2017, we had an excellent talk given by Kristian Hickson-Booth.
Kristian shared her experiences and knowledge of a selection of Good Plants we do not use more often.
Kristian explained that there is a whole wealth of plants that we used to grow in our gardens but due to people losing touch with the real garden there are plants that still have a great appearance, can be magnificently proud in the garden and produce a brilliant plum of colour both in the winter months and in the summer depending which variety you choose that we simply no longer understand.
With the advice given by Kristian we can now keep an eye out for that special plant that perhaps most people don't already have that will brighten up our gardens even more.
On behalf of the Committee and Members I would like to thank Kristian for giving up her time to talk to us on such a special topic.
Dicentra spectablis (Large Plant) Common name: Bleeding Heart, other names are: Lamprocapnos spectabilis, Dutchman's Breeches, Lyre Flower
17th May 2017 Talk by Ingrid Millington and husband John on herbaceous perennials.
Ingrid and John gave a very interesting personal account of herbaceous perennials, packed with as much information on varieties, planting and care as time would allow. The list included Hellebores, Poppies, Aquilegias and Geraniums.
As a business both Ingrid and John specialise in rare and unusual herbaceous, with a particularly large range of Auricula and Canna, many of which are grown from seed, and propagated from plants in their nursery at Hillview.