Winterton & District Gardeners' Club

SEPTEMBER

September 20th – The Perennial Garden at York Gate

York Gate is an intimate and well designed garden. Since this talk was arranged Head gardener, Adam Bowley,has moved on to pastures new. One of the volunteers who works in the garden will explain how they dealt with the challenge of refurbishing what is now a mature garden set in a modest space. The emphasis will be on the planting.

OCTOBER

October 18th – Harvest Bonanza

This is an in-house meeting when we serve crusty bread, home made soup and apple pies

We shall play a game between courses. There has been a change of plan because of popular demand to play Flower Drive, which is a version of a Beetle Drive, but with a diagram of a flower. The secret is to keep the dice rolling.

NOVEMBER

November 15th – Liz Webster – Houseplants

Liz owns Garden Blooms Nursery.  From the outset of her business she specilised in exhibiting at shows. The image is her stand at Gardeners World Live in 2012. Her nursery will be one of four supporting the Easy Yorkshire Hardy Plant Society Lecture Day at Bishop Burton College on Saturday, 30th September.

DECEMBER

December 13th [a week early]

The committee have provisionally moved this meeting forward a week because of the closeness of Christmas. Members will make a decision at the November meeting whether or not to hold it. The committee has a plan up its sleeve.

JANUARY

January 17th – Don Whitton – A Hardy Planter’s Winter Survival Kit

 

Don has a national collection of Euphorbias.  He has been to speak to us a number of times over the years and is always informative and very entertaining.

The picture shows the team from Gardeners’ World filming on Don’s allotment in 2012.

 

FEBRUARY

February 21st – Rob Potterton – Nursery Challenge

Rob has been a nurseryman for more than 30 years. His nursery which is in Nettleton near Caistor specialises in alpine plants. Much of his business is conducted by mail order. The picture on the right shows one of his wonderful exhibits. It was taken in the Horticultural Halls, London.

MARCH

March 21st – Steve Hickman – Nerines, Agapanthus & other related genera

Hoyland Plant Centre has the national collections of Agapanthus and Tulbaghia.

This picture was taken when Steve was talking to HRH Prince Charles at Sandringham Flower Show.