April’s meeting – Epimediums


Our speaker at the April meeting on the 6th April is Sally Gregson of Mill Cottage Plants.  Sally will be talking to us about epimediums, the subject of a book that will be published in the next month or so.  The talk will cover the more widely grown species and forms, and introduces 21st century gardeners to the beautiful new species from China, and the hybrids that have been developed over the past 10 years, and are still being bred.

Also at the April meeting will be the Michael Jefferson-Brown spring flowering bulb competition. There are two classes:
1. Pot or container of flowering bulbs, corms or tubers growing in the pot/container
2. Vase/container of cut flowers grown from bulbs, corms or tubers

So why not see what bulbs you have flowering in the garden and bring something along

The talk will commence at 7:30 with complimentary refreshments available from 7:00pm. Visitors are very welcome and we charge a visitor rate of £4 per meeting (annual membership is £12).

The talk will be held at Colwall Village Hall with has ample parking.


November meeting – The Year Round Shrub Garden

Hergest Croft

Hergest Croft

Join us on Monday 3rd November for a talk by Mark Paviour entitled ‘The Year Round Shrub Garden’.  Mark has been involved in horticulture professionally for 35 years in aspects as diverse as traditional walled gardens, arboreta, historic gardens and tree and shrub nurseries and I am sure will have better photographs to illustrate his talk than the one I have chosen to illustrate this post!

The talk commences at 7:30pm at Colwall Village Hall.  All are very welcome and we charge £4 a ticket for visitors.  Complimentary refreshments are available from 7:00pm.

We look forward to welcoming you.


September meeting – A Rock Gardener’s Eye



Our meeting on the 2nd September (commencing at 7:30pm) will be very appealing to those interested in alpines.  Malcolm McGregor, a freelance writer, enthusiastic lecturer on alpine plants and gardening  and the editor of the North American Rock Garden Society will be talking about rock gardens.

Malcolm has also been editor of the Scottish Rock Garden Club (2000–2006), and the Saxifrage Society (1993–2003). He has traveled widely in search of saxifrages in North America, Europe, Turkey, Morocco, the Himalayas, the Olympic Mountains, Austria, and Italy. He has written several titles including: Saxifrages: The Complete Cultivars and Hybrids, and Saxifrages from Scratch.

As ever refreshments are available from 7pm so come along early and give yourself time to make some new gardening friends.