Members were treated to an interesting and light hearted talk this month by guest speaker Matt Tanton-Brown.
Matt demonstrated an encyclopaedic knowledge of flowering shrubs and perennials, along with his sheer enthusiasm for plants. He used a combination of specimens, brought in by members, and pieces from his own garden to bring his talk alive.
In sharing his experience and knowledge members learnt all sorts of interesting facts about each plant. Depending on the plant, Matt talked about cultivation tips, soil and position in the garden, comparisons to related species, varieties and cultivars or the history of the plant’s development and use.
Members had the opportunity to ask questions about their own particular cuttings, benefiting from Matt’s vast knowledge and years of experience in horticulture.
Now the growing season is in full swing, the end of meeting raffle included welcome plant offerings from members’ own gardens. It was good to see some new faces, new members are always welcome.