Talk: Plants to die for by Alan Wilson
At this meeting, there was a large, appreciative audience for Alan’s illustrated talk. We learnt about the successes and failures of a wide variety of plants which Alan has tried in his own garden over the years. There will be additions and deletions to our plant wish lists after hearing of his experiences.
The table was veritably heaving with plants brought by our members plus some brought by Alan.
| Ann's Tropaeolum
tricolorum and narcissus cyclamineus
|crocus sieberi Tricolor|
|Elizabeth's hellebores, camellias Debbie and Donation, rhododendron praecox, polyanthus, olsynium douglasii and pulmonaria|
|Mary's tall daffodils (held upright with tights!)|
Other plants brought by Alan:
|The stunning Hemerocallis with its variegated leaves|
|Last, but not least, Graham displayed hellebore flowers from Paxton garden in a clever wooden stand with test tubes in holes. Very effective.|
Paxton Spring Show and Plant Sale 2nd April: Full details can be seen here https://sites.google.com/site/paxtonhorticulturalsocietycouk/Home/people/room-hire/show-dates
Friday Forum members can bring any plants for the sale on the day before.
September Show: Graham has advised in good time that there will be an Olympic Challenge of plants of the colours of the five Olympic rings.
Paxton AGM: This will take place on Wednesday 13th April at 8 pm and all members are encouraged to attend.
1st April: Friday Forum Mini Spring Show which will be judged by John Freer, who will also give a talk.
Why not have a go?