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Horticulture and Gardening


This is a current list of talks, but more are being added all the time - if you would like a presentation on a particular subject please contact me.

Putting it all together - garden design

A look at all the components of good garden design with emphasis on practical considerations.

Onwards and Upwards - Climbers for the Garden

From queen of the climbers Clematis to some of the more unusual. There is one for every situation.

Every Garden Should Have Some - Water As A Garden Feature…

From position to style, construction, planting and fish all aquatic aspects will be covered.

 Right Plant Right Place…

Avoid those costly mistakes. A little bit of plant knowledge goes a long way.

Perennials For Every Season…

From January to December a Perennial will be in bloom. Choose with care and enjoy .

Bark, Berry And Leaf -

Texture In The Garden…An alternative view - forget flowers and look what else nature provides in the plant kingdom.

 Waving In The Wind - Ornamental Grasses For The Garden...

Texture, movement and durability - grasses have it all.

• Plants And Their Habitat…

A selection of plants from around the world with their history, habitat and uses.

It’s A Landscapers Life...

A personal view of gardeners, gardens and how they fit into our lives.

Shrubs And Trees For The Garden...

Making the right choice, their care and cultivation.

From Panda’s To Garden Canes -

A Look At Bamboo’s For The Garden…The many species give us Pygmies to Jungles - prepare to be amazed.

 Our Friends Outside - Encouraging Wildlife Into The Garden…

Realise your gardens potential as a wildlife haven. More is happening out there than you think.

 Roots And Shoots - An Insight Into The Art Of Pruning…

A practical demonstration into techniques, equipment and timing to achieve that pruned not hacked look.

The Four Seasons...

A look at our gardens and the life that occurs in them throughout the year.

Native Plants Of Britain...

Their place in our history and folklore.

The Trees And Shrubs Of Britain…Natives, invaders and introductions.

Their history, folk lore uses and the natural history associated with them.

Planting Your Garden To Attract Wildlife…

Plants that will attract a range of wildlife from the birds to the bees. With the information on their care and cultivation.

Garden Features…

Paths to pergolas, the types, the materials and their uses for best effect.

Growing Vegetables on a Small Scale

Do you want to grow some vegetables. This demonstration/talk will help you maximise the production from a minimum of space.