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Gardening Talks.


Bob is available to give talks to your society or group during the autumn and winter months. The talk usually includes slides but not always, growing advice, plus a look at some topical plants and where appropriate practical demonstrations. Bob is happy to answer questions either at the end or throughout the talk. If you would prefer to organise a practical workshop for your members you will need to contact us for more detailed information.

Most of the talks include a slide show plus a look at a few topical plants in the flesh and a question and answer session at the end or ongoing as questions arise.  Bob's fee for 2014 & 2015 is £80.00 plus travelling expenses for any distance over 20 miles from Levens.  Travel expenses will unfortunately be variable depending on the price of fuel at the time, (at present 50p per mile) but we do try to keep our costs as reasonable as possible (we give you 20 miles free in each direction for longer journeys).  Bob is available to give talks from September until March excluding the Christmas and New Year period. 

As many of you will be booking talks in advance please contact us as early as possible with your proposed date/s so that we can check availability.  Please could you email again if you do not hear from us as emails can go astray.  However please allow at least 7 days after emailing because we may be away at a show or on the very occasional holiday. The phone number:  015395 61126 is the nursery phone number.  Please leave a message on the answerphone if we are too busy to answer.  Please click here for contact details.

We are happy to bring plants for sale at the event.

The talks available at present are:-

Colour Throughout The Year

Colour Throughout The Year
This talk includes herbaceous perennials, shrubs, bulbs and grasses to show the wide range of plants that can be grown in most gardens to provide colour for the four seasons. You do not need to be out gardening in the worst of the weather, but planting the right plants can give you year round pleasure. An inspirational talk.

Unusual Varieties Of Hardy Perennials

Unusual Varieties Of Hardy Perennials
This talk will appeal to those of you who like to try something different. Focussing on the uncommon, new and rarer varieties you might like to try. Bob will give you honest advice about the conditions needed to be successful with these plants.

Plants For Shade

Plants For Shade
One of the more difficult areas in any garden to plant and make attractive. Covering a range of plants for different types of shade and suitable for different types of soil conditions. Bob is happy to answer your questions to try to help you find plants suitable for your own shady patch.

Spring Things

Spring Things
This is an inspiring talk about plants of interest during the first four months of the year. Some of the usual as well as more unusual plants that can be successfully grown to brighten the often dull days of spring. Image shown Corydalis 'Beth Evans'

Extending The Seasons

Extending The Seasons
Plants of interest during the last four months of the year. Are you making the most of your garden during the late autumn and early winter months? Bob will certainly provide inspiration so that you get the most out of your garden, large or small.
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