Plant and Garden Photography by Richard Barnes

Our July Zoom meeting was hosted by Richard Barnes who is a professional garden photographer, writer and speaker on horticultural and garden design. His photographs were stunning and he encouraged amateur photographers to ‘think outside the box’ whether using expensive equipment or simply a phone camera. Below are some...
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Cacti and Succulents, an Introduction by Ian Thwaites

Our June Zoom meeting was Cacti and Succulents, an Introduction, presented by Ian Thwaites who is an award winning professional plant and garden photographer and also Chairman of the British Cacti and Succulent Society.   His beautiful photos were certainly an inspiration to anyone thinking of growing cacti which...
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What Shall I Do With This Space by Darren Lerigo

Our May Zoom talk was by Darren Lerigo from Modern Mint.  Darren is a gardener and topiary artist dedicated to managing gardens in an environmentally friendly way, encouraging bees and other wildlife. His lively talk entitled What Should I Do With This Space asked us to consider what we...
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Landscaping Ideas for Your Garden by Ray Broughton

The March talk on Zoom which preceded the AGM was given by Ray Broughton who is the Chairman of our garden club and always a popular and amusing speaker. His talk on Landscaping covered many aspects of the subject and recommended feature trees and shrubs included Acer griseum with...
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Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces by Geoff Hawkins

Geoff Hawkins spoke to the Gardening Club about Growing Vegetables in Small Spaces on 17th February 2021. Containers can be anything, eg bag for life, wine boxes. Grow colourful veg, eg beet and chard to look attractive in the garden. Container should be narrow at the base than at...
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Easy Ways to Better Gardening by Adam Pascoe

Adam Pascoe a gardening journalist, whom has edited Gardeners world and Waitrose Gardeners magazine, a photographer, broadcaster, horticultural consultant and presenter! Travelled all the way via Zoom from Peterborough and gave some great advice of easier gardening…. Suggestions for geraniums: magnificum and Rozanne Astrantia ‘Roma’ Helianthus Lemon Queen Obedient...
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