Leading Garden Experts to speak at Flower Show

Leading plant conservation charity, Plant Heritage, is fielding a line-up of plant experts at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show this year.
 
Practical demonstrations and mini-workshops will be running throughout the week from the newly designed ‘Summer House’, situated just outside the marquee*.
 
These free talks will be hosted by a number of National Plant Collection® Holders, leading horticulturists and specialists, who will be exhibiting at the Show. The topics covered in each half hour session are varied and will appeal to both novice and expert gardeners.
 
For people looking for inspiration for the perfect pots all year round, Plant Heritage central feature designer, Selina Botham, designer for All Seasons, will be sharing her inspiring knowledge on plant combinations for pots. Michael Marriott, from David Austin Roses will be talking to visitors about the company’s National Collection of Rosa. Vicky Fox will be enticing Heuchera into hanging baskets and Jane Lindsay will enlighten visitors on raising the perfect climbers.
 
The marquee will host 9 National Collection Holders who will be selling plants, and on hand to give advice. Visitors can sift through over 4,000 packets of seed in on our ever popular Seed Shop, sponsored by Proctors Fertilisers, where they will find a fantastic range of rare and unusual plant seeds, many not commercially available, for a minimum donation of £1.50 each.

 
11am
 
12pm
2pm
4pm
Tues 9th
Selina Botham 

Designs For All Seasons
Perfect Pots
Simon Charlesworth (NC Lavandula)

Growing the perfect Lavender
Michael Marriott (David Austin Roses, NC Rosa)

Roses
Sarah Cook  NC Iris (Sir Cedric Morris)

Looking after your irises  
Wed 10th
Vicky Fox (NC Heuchera Plantagogo)
 
Heuchera hanging basket display
Barry Clarke
(NC Rubus)
 
Shrubs from cuttings
Jim Marshall NC Dianthus (Malmaison)

Growing Carnations for cut flowers
Melanie Collins
(NC Hosta)
 
Safeguarding your Hostas from greedy slugs and snails.
Thurs 11th
Chris Birchall (NC Rhodohypoxis)

Rhodohypoxis, Cultivation and propagation
Gary Firth (NC Myrtles)
 
Growing Myrtles
Pollie Maasz (NC Hemerocallis)
 
Hemerocallis propagation
Jane Lindsay (NC Passiflora & Jasminum)
 
The perfect climbers
Fri 12th
Simon Charlesworth (NC Lavandula)
 
Growing the perfect Lavender
Steve Hickman (NC Agapanthus)
 
Agapanthus – Cultivation & propagation
Janet Wright (Plant Heritage resident seed expert)

Growing from Seeds
Barry Clarke (NC Rubus)
 
Hybridisation – creating new plants
Sat 13th
Pollie Maasz (NC Hemerocallis)
 
Hemerocallis propagation
Jane Lindsay (NC Passiflora & Jasminum)
 
The perfect climbers
Jon Wheatley

Learning more about Dahlias
Pollie Maasz (NC Hemerocallis)
 
Hemerocallis propagation
Sun 14th
Gill Smith

Growing Ferns
 
Barry Clarke (NC Rubus)
 
Easy perennials from cuttings and division
Keith Hayward (NC Canna)
 
Canna be bothered!
Gillian Smith

Growing Ferns

All talks last 30 minutes. Visitors should check the daily timetable of demonstrations in case of last minute changes. The timetable is available on the Plant Heritage website www.plantheritage.com as well as on display in the Marquee.
 
NC = National Collection Holder
 
* The “Summer House” has been kindly supplied by Norfolk based Cranes Sheds and Summer Houses from its new National Trust range.
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