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South Pennine

About the Group

The group meets at Shirley House, 31 Psalter Lane, Sheffield, S11 8YL (map)
Contact
Judy Coulson
t. 0114 2351290
e. spennine@hardy-plant.org.uk
For full information visit the South Pennine Group Website

2018 Programme

All meetings commence at 7-30 pm unless otherwise stated

January 10th, 2018
'A Calendar of Colour'
Janette Merilion

Garden Designer broadcaster and lecturer
 
February 7th, 2018
'The All Year Bulb Garden'
Jim Almond

National Collection of Juno Iris. Experienced speaker specializing in alpines and dwarf bulbs.
 
March 7th, 2018 
'Winter Ends, Spring Begins'
Julie Ritchie

Runs Hoo House Nursery
 
April 4th, 2018
'Shady Characters'
Andrew Ward

Well known nurseryman and garden lecturer. Owns Norwell Nurseries.
 
May 2nd, 2018
'Chelsea Camassias'
Stella Exley

National Collection Holder of Camassia and runs Harespring Cottage Nursery
 
Saturday 19th May, 2018  11am – 2.30 pm.
Day 1 of South Pennine Group Annual Spring Plant Sale
Sheffield Botanical Gardens 
Lots of good plants on sale at reasonable prices - perennials, vegetables, shrubs, annuals and house plants.
Refreshments also available in the new classroom.
Plant creche to store purchases also available.
Admission free.
 
Sunday 20th May, 2018 10am – 1,30pm
Day 2 of  South Pennine Group Annual Spring Plant Sale
Sheffield Botanical Gardens.
Lots of good plants on sale at reasonable prices - perennials, vegetables, shrubs, annuals and house plants.
Refreshments also available in the new classroom.
Plant creche to store purchases also available.
Admission free.
 
June 6th, 2018
Seedling Exchange
 
July 4th, 2018
'How to Plant a Beautiful Mixed Border'
Tracey Foster

Chelsea Gold Medal garden designer. Local radio plant expert. Tutors gardening courses.
 
September 5th, 2018
'Gardens of the Canary Islands'
Hilary Hutson

Much travelled garden lecturer and club member
 
October 3rd, 2018
BIRTHDAY LECTURE
'Perfect Autumn Perennials'
Nick Hamilton

Owner of Barnsdale Gardens Author, broadcaster, nurseryman and lecturer. 
 
Sunday 16th September, 2018  11am – 3pm
South Pennine Group Autumn Plant Sale
Sheffield Botanical Gardens.
Lots of good plants on sale at reasonable prices - perennials, shrubs and house plants.
Refreshments also available in the new classroom.
Plant creche to store purchases also available.
Admission free
 
November 7th, 2018
'Onwards and Upwards'
Stephen Lovell
 Member of Lincolnshire HPS. Professional Gardener and Lecturer.  Owns Green Spaces Landscape Gardening.
 
Dec 5th 
'Great Yorkshire Gardens'
Don Witon

Most South Pennine Group members will know Don well as he's a long-standing committee member, former Chairman and currently organises our garden visits programme.
 

2017 Programme

All meetings commence at 7-30 pm unless otherwise stated

04 January, 2017
​'Live Fast and Die Well - growing annuals, biennials and short-lived perennials."
Pam Tatum,

Hall Farm Garden and Nursery, Harpswell, Linc.
1st February, 2017
"40 years at Potterton's Nursery.'
Rob Potterton

Potterton's Nursery, Caistor, Lincs.
 
1st March, 2017
'Plants of Current Interest'
Richard Woods

Lillies and Chillies nursery, Aston on Trent Derbyshire. 
5th  April, 2017
'Island Flowers - Gardens of the Isles of Scilly'
Stuart Dixon

Lecturer and broadcaster from Nottingham.
3rd May, 2017
'Hostas'
Robert Barlow

North Staffordshire Hostas, Leek.
7th June, 2017
Annual Seedling exchange. 
Bring any spare seedlings to exchange for others.
Also bring small pots, compost and labels.

2016 Programme

6th January, 2016 
'Agapanthus'
Steve Hickman
Agapanthus NC Holder running a large commercial nursery. Gold medal winner at all the big shows.

3rd February, 2016 
'Hardy Herbaceous Perennials'
Ingrid Millington
Hillview Hardy Plants is a family run nursery specialising in the rare and unusual. They exhibit at all the big shows.

2nd March, 2016 
'Don’t Judge a Plant by Appearances'
Dr Ken Thompson
Lecturer in plant sciences at Sheffield University. Author of several books, this talk unpicks the renaming of plants due to current research techniques using DNA.

6th April, 2016 
'Hardy Exotics and Creating Microclimates'
Colin Ward
This is a live demonstration with live plant material. Colin runs Swines Meadow Nursery near Peterborough.

4th May, 2016 
'Derbyshire’s Delights'
Irene Dougan
An illustrated talk about Derbyshire’s wonderful NGS gardens by Irene who is the County Organiser

Saturday 21st May, 2016 11am-2.30pm and Sunday 22nd May 10am - 1.30pm
Plant Fair
at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

1st June, 2016 
Seedling exchange

6th July, 2016 
'Irish Gardens'
Gillian Fearn
Gillian and Brian Fearn run Abbey Brook Cactus Nursery in Matlock.

7th September, 2016 
'Pictorial Garden Plants'
Kevin Pratt
Kevin is a professional gardener, lecturer and nurseryman (3 Tatton Park Gold medals)

Sunday 18th September, 2016 11am-3pm
Plant Fair
at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

5th October, 2016 
'Plants For Winter Interest (BIRTHDAY LECTURE)'
Martin Fish
Martin is a professional horticulturalist and lecturer. He is a columnist for Garden News, BBC radio and TV presenter, Show organiser and judge.

2nd November, 2016 at 7pm AGM, then
'Flower Power Fairs'
Judy Popley
Judy organises plant fairs throughout the north of England at delightful stately homes and gardens. This is a behind the scenes look at the laughs and pitfalls of organising these events.

7th December, 2016 
'The Twilight Garden'
Gail Summerfield
Owner of a specialist grass nursery, lecturer and member of the E Yorks HPS


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