Talks

Talks last approximately 1 hour, unless requested otherwise, and are followed by time for questions and comments as required. Most talks are illustrated with slides, for which darkness is necessary. For some talks I also bring appropriate plants.
BERRIED TREASURE
How to make the most of your garden throught the autumn and winter.
THE HISTORY OF GARDENS
An account of the development of garden styles from medieval times to the present day.
HERBACEOUS PERENNIALS
Plants which die down in winter but regrow each spring to give generous cushions of foliage and vivid flowers.
PONDS AND WATER FEATURES
Formal, architectural ponds and natural looking wildlife ponds.
REACH FOR THE STARS
All about climbing plants.
THROUGH THE GARDEN GATE
A selection of distinctive gates and the gardens behind them. Mostly of English gardens but a few from abroad, to widen our horizons.
GARDENS OF JAPAN
An account of traditional japanese gardens and their relevance to our gardens today.
PERFECT PARTNERS
How to transform your planting from ordinary to wonderful by carefully choosing how you combine your plants.
TALL TALES
All about trees suitable for our gardens.
FRAGRANCE IN THE GARDEN
This is about plants which have either scented flowers or scented foliage, to fill your garden with perfume.
RUGS, CUSHIONS AND CARPETS
All about covering your soil and deterring the weeds.
HEDGES AND EDGES
A look at hedges and edging as important elements in shaping and defining your garden.
Fee is charged at a fixed price plus milage in relation to Lyme Regis. Please phone for a no obligations quote.

Merriott Gardening Club :
Thank you so very much for your fascinating talk on 'Japanese Gardens and their History'. I know that after a few beautiful slides i was beginning to feel relaxed just looking at the simplicity and beauty of them. It has certainly fired us with enthusiasm to try and create a little bit of Japan in our own gardens.

Bridgwater U3A / Gardening Group :
I want to thank you for your enjoyable talk yesterday - the greatest theme of praise was that they could hear clearly what you were saying, as you 'didn't mumble into your jumper' ! We also like the way your talks are organised - so full marks from us !

Thurloxton Gardening Club :
Thank you very much for such a lovely talk on the 'History of Garden Styles', it certainly inspired our members, who all said how much they enjoyed the evening.