Meetings

Meetings at St Paul's are restarting with our October 2021 talk.

All meetings begin at 7.30 p.m. The AGM in March begins 15 mins earlier.

An interesting and varied programme of guest speakers is arranged.

Meetings are held on the second Friday of the month from September until April in St Paul's Church Hall, Boundary Road, West Bridgford, NG2 7DB at 7.30 p.m.

An interesting and varied programme of guest speakers is arranged.

Meetings are free for members of the Nottingham Group.

Visitors are very welcome. Non-members pay £3.00 admission.

Free refreshments are served at the end the meeting and we encourage members to stay to meet and talk gardening with fellow members.

We hope you will all enjoy the exciting and varied series of talks we are providing from September and offer some details with which we aim to have you reaching for your diaries.

Sep 10th 2021- ADAM PASCO "Create A Garden For All Seasons"

Zoom meeting. Members of Nottingham HPS please book for this talk as we are offering spare places to other HPS members and friends.

Would you like to look out onto a beautiful garden all-year-round filled with some of the best performing flowers, hardy perennials, bulbs, shrubs, ornamental tree and colourful seasonal plants available? In this illustrated talk Adam provides planting suggestions for long-lasting colour combinations that you can enjoy in different seasons. Adam includes practical planning and design tips to help you plant a garden that provides colour and interest throughout the year. As well as ‘tried and tested’ favourites that are guaranteed to perform year after year he also introduces some unusual varieties, and highlights flowers and plants brand new to the market. Plants are recommended for different soils, sites and situations, helping fill every corner of the garden and patio with colour. With photographs and videos taken in Adam’s home garden in Peterborough and at some of the best gardens around the country, this talk will feature plants that provide a long period of colour and continuity through the year. Emphasis will also be given to planting combinations and plants that provide continuity of colour and more than one season of interest. From hardy perennials to climbers, roses to seasonal bulbs, grasses to succulents, and even easy plants to raise from seed, Adam’s seasonal selection is sure to inspire.

Oct 8th 2021 - Razvan Chisu
"Walking on flowers, spring in the Peloponnese"

We will be back at St Paul's and Razvan will bring plants for sale.

Razvan is a garden designer, editor of the Saxifrage Magazine (Saxifrage Society) and writes for various other gardening magazines. He also offers horticultural consultancy and has been giving talks to gardening groups and conferences for the past 5 years.

Razvan was fortunate to grow up in Transylvania in a town surrounded by vast woodlands and species-rich wildlife meadows, a fact that has influenced the way he designs and maintains gardens. His interest extends to looking for plants in the wild and leading wildlife tours where he shares his interest and knowledge of botany. So far, he has organised and led tours to Transylvania, Spain, Greece and Sweden.

Walking on flowers, spring in the Peloponnese - this beautiful corner of the world is not only rich in autumn bulbs, but also in spring flowers. Be prepared to be amazed by carpets of annuals and bulbs, sometimes as far as the eye can see in the olive orchards that adorn many of the hills and mountains in the area. Orchids, especially bee-orchids come in great numbers and in a dizzying diversity.

http://razvanchisu.blogspot.co.uk/

Razvan in his own garden

Nov 12th 2021 - Susan Norman from Conquest Plants "Evergreen Plants in the Small Garden"

We will be at St Paul's and there will be a large selection of plants for sale.

Ideas on suitable plants giving a variety of low, compact all year round interest which can be grown in borders and containers.

Specialist growers of variegated and coloured foliage hardy plants. Distinction in Horticulture nursery practice. Previously exhibited at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park and have a plant stall at many Plant Hunters Fairs throughout the year.

Dec 10th 2021 - Christmas Party & Speaker Karen Gimson
“The Rainbows’ Garden - our charitable donation choice 2021”

We also hope to have some fun and games and Festive Nibbles!



January 14th 2022 Nigel Hopes "Winter in Bloom"

Winter doesn't need to be dull and boring in your garden, this talk aims to highlight a whole range of winter flowering shrubs, herbaceous plants and bulbs to tempt you out into your garden in the winter months!

www.hopesgardenplants.co.uk

This meeting will be on ZOOM

February 11th andrew gaunt "Plant Health"

Andrew last visited us in 2019. He's back for a return visit.

March 11th Steffie Shields "Bloomin' Lovely"

Flower portraiture and garden photography techniques whatever your camera!

www.steffie-shields.co.uk

April 8th Dr Andrew Ward 'Brilliant Borages starring the pulchritudinous Pulmonarias'

The Borage family is very diverse and contains familiar and unfamiliar garden plants often with intense flower colour. This talk is great for spring and looks at Pulmonarias, Omphalodes, Brunnera, Symphytum, Anchusas and others plus plants from outside the family that will complement them. New in 2019.

Photo of Pulmonaria 'Victorian Brooch' taken from Andrew's website www.norwellnurseries.co.uk

We have recently planted one of these at Wollaton.

Sep 9th 2022 - Derry Watkins "Derelict Hillside to Garden"

We bought a derelict barn surrounded by derelict fields. I didn't know where to begin, but my husband, an architect with no interest in gardens, rose to the challenge. And over twenty years we gradually grew a beautiful garden.