Saturday 11th February 2023 - 7pm GMT for 7.15pm start “101 other uses for an SRGC plant” with Sue Gill
We often choose plants for our gardens today based on their flowers, foliage or shape, their scent or autumn colour; but many of our plants have a history of human use stretching back many years, even millennia. In this talk we’ll explore some of these other uses with a particular emphasis on plants from Scotland or common in Scottish gardens. Discover unusual ice cream, which plant has the most common names and the oldest wooden tool known, as we look at the practical, the medical and the magical uses of our plants. You’ll never look at your garden plants in the same way again!
Saturday 4th March 2023 - 7pm GMT for 7.15pm start
“A Garden from Scratch – Starting out All Over Again.” with Ian and Carole Bainbridge
A detailed look at the development of our garden over recent years. Starting with an almost blank canvas in moist south west Scotland in 2010, we have developed a range of different habitats to accommodate a variety of plants. These include herbaceous, shrub and woodland beds, a rock garden, boulder bed, stumpery, several crevice gardens, a pond and scree areas, bulb meadow patches and a woodland wildlife bank. Alongside these are an alpine house and frames, troughs and a rock gardeners’ chicken run! We will cover what we have done, how we have constructed some areas and the plants we have used.
STILLL TO COME:
Saturday 21st October 2023
Gardening in the South Island of New Zealand with Dave Toole
Saturday 25th November 2023 Gardening in Vancouver Island, BC, Canada with Paul Spriggs