Hardy Plant Society (Middlesex Group)

Programme of Speakers 2021

Adam Pasco, Zoom Talk, Monday, 29 March at 7.30 pm

‘Create A Garden For All Seasons’ was the topic choice that received the most votes by members from Adam’s list. Meanwhile, below is Adam’s description of the talk, which we hope as many members as possible will be able to join.

“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 trees and colourful seasonal plants available?

In this illustrated talk Adam includes practical planning and design tips to help you plant a garden that provides colour and interest throughout the year. Adam also gives planting suggestions for long-lasting colour combinations and monthly showstoppers to enjoy in different seasons.

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 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 through the year. Emphasis will also be given to planting combinations and plants that provide continuity of colour with 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 illustrated talk is sure to inspire!”

We will be sending out the Zoom link for the talk to everyone nearer the time.
A reminder that we are aiming to start meetings again in September 2021 to pick up the Speaker Programme from last year, please note there are a couple of changes as follows:

HPSMG Group Speaker Programme for 2021 – (COVID Restrictions Allowing)
    SEPTEMBER 6th: Dr Brenda Harold: ‘How Plants Control Animals’  
  OCTOBER 4th: David Hurrion * : 'How to Create your Best ever Garden' David Hurrion 
  NOVEMBER 1st: Bob Brown: ‘Plants Grow in Dirt’  Bob Brown
  DECEMBER 6th: Val Bourne: ‘Roses and Peonies’: A Marriage Made in Heaven – The December Group meeting will include a Christmas social of mulled wine and mince pies (subject to COVID restrictions at the time).  Val Bourne w300

*David Hurrion has an excellent website and he also produces an extremely good fortnightly Newsletter which you can subscribe to for free from his website at www.davidhurrion.com


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