Previous Meetings

Here we list details of previous talks since February 2019 to give you an idea of the range of topics covered in talks presented to the group. Details of earlier talks can be found on the Group’s page on the Hardy Plant Society web site. Click here to have a look (opens in new window).


2018/9 Season

Saturday February 16th 2019

Talk – ‘White Fever’ by Richard Williams

Richard works for Neath Port Talbot College Horticultural Department and has his own nursery. He will be talking about snowdrops and other seasonal plants.

Saturday 16th March 2019

Talk – ‘The subtle art and exact science of pruning’ by Timothy Walker

For many people pruning is as bewildering as potions were to Harry Potter but armed with the 10 principles in this talk you will never fear pruning again. In addition to these principles Timothy will look at various classes of pruning with many examples of trees and shrubs commonly found in gardens.


Saturday 6 April 2019

AGM followed by

Talk – ‘The Spring Flowering of Crete’ by Chris Birchall.

Chris trained in horticulture at Cannington College in Somerset and subsequent employment included Parks superintendent at East Devon Council and Superintendent at RHS Rosemoor before becoming self-employed and setting up Tale Valley Nursery with his wife Lorraine. The nursery specialises in dwarf bulbs, shade perennials and alpine plants. They have won RHS gold medals at Chelsea, BBC Gardeners world, Malvern and Hampton Court Flower Shows for their displays.