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The group meets at the Stamford Gate Hotel, Halkyn Road, Holywell, Flintshire. CH8 7SJ. (map)

Christine Price-Morris
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2022 Programme

All meetings commence at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Doors open 7pm for plant sales and raffle tickets. Please check with group before travelling.

Tuesday 18th January, 2022 CANCELLED
‘In Sight of Snowdonia’
Tim Lever 
Join Tim, from Aberconwy Nursery, on an adventurous trek through Snowdonia and North Wales in search of rare native alpine flora. His talk is accompanied by photographs of the wonderful scenery showing the plants growing in their natural ecological environment and peaks with one of the rarest plants of all. Plants for sale.
Tuesday 15th February, 2022                                                                                                                                                              
‘What on Earth is That in my Garden?’ 
Richard Lewis
A fresh look at the pests and diseases affecting plants in our gardens; the control methods available and a view on the philosophy of pest control. This topic was requested by members. Richard is a former lecturer from Glyndwr University in North Wales.
Tuesday 15th March, 2022                                                                                                                                                                 
‘Clematis – Get to Know and Grow the Early Varieties’
Ken Black

Ken is a Clematis enthusiast, writer and speaker, and appeared on BBC TV Gardeners’ World in 2021. He is an RHS shows multiple medal winner and Secretary of the British Clematis Society. There are over 150 varieties of clematis in Ken and Helen’s cottage style garden ‘Adswood’ in Cheshire open for the NGS by arrangement.
Tuesday 26th April, 2022
 ‘Growing and Using Medicinal Herbs’
Cassie Sherriff

The talk will focus on making good herb choices and what to do with them. Cassie is a medicinal herbalist practising in North Wales.
Sunday 22nd May, 2022
10.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. at the Stamford Gate Hotel.
HPS Clwyd and invited nurseries plant stalls.
Members of the public are very welcome.  Free admission and free parking.
Tuesday 20th September, 2022
'Growing & Arranging Seasonal Cut Flowers'
Alice Taylor

Delamere Flower Farm is based in Norley, Cheshire. They grow seasonal British cottage garden flowers from March to December. Their ethos is to grow within the environment they live so have beehives to help pollinate the flowers, recycle rain water and provide flowers and arrangements without using plastic or floral-foam.
Tuesday 18th October, 2022
‘Flower Power Fairs’
Judy Popley

The Trials and Tribulations of organising a plant fair. We take a look at some of the delightful stately homes and gardens where Judy holds the fairs and we hear about some of the laughs and pitfalls that befall an organiser of events – not to mention battling the weather!
Tuesday 15th November, 2022
‘Bromeliads and Tropical Plants’
Don Billington

Don of ‘Every Picture tells a story’ based in Liverpool is an RHS shows multiple gold medal winner. He holds Plant Heritage National Collections of Aechmea, Billbergia and Neoregelia grown alongside other bromeliads such as Guzmania, Tillandsia and Vriesea. Don will bring plants to talk about and demonstrate how to mount them onto various pieces of wooden branches and frames for unusual air plant artwork.
Plants for sale.



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