Talks for Gardening Clubs, Societies and Organisations
Julian gives interesting talks to Hardy Plant Society, Plant Heritage, AGS and other ‘planty’ groups.
‘Adventures with Strange Perennials’
‘Further Adventures with Strange Perennials’
‘Whatever Happened to the Liliaceae?’
‘Lilies and more…’ – same plants, but aimed more at general garden clubs.
‘Underground, Overground, Wandering Free’ - a practical demonstration of diversity of the parts of herbaceous plants just above and below the soil surface, and its implications for propagation.
‘Making Sense of the Iridaceae’ - my ‘botanist turned nurseryman’ view of the family, for AGS groups etc..
‘Iris and Beyond’ – same plants, but aimed more at general garden clubs.
‘Adventures with Fancy Foliage’
‘I Believe in the Western Cape’ – an introduction to winter-rainfall South African plants, their wild habitats and cultivation.
More planned, and if you have ideas of things you’d like me to talk about, ask. I’ve been round several West Devon garden clubs with a Hellebore talk as a result of someone asking.
If you might be interested, ring01803 864489 evenings, to discuss topics and (not excessive) fees. We bring plants for sale and can deliver members’ orders, waiving the delivery charge.
E-mail for further information
Autumn 2013 - Spring 2014 Online Catalogue
Ordering and Carriage
Plant Sales and Fairs
For all those interested in South African plants we've also put all our listings of South African
bulbs and plants onto one website we've called South African Bulbs at Desirable Plants.
New twice yearly e-Catalogue
As we move from an annual catalogue to ''twice yearly lists by email from summer 2014'', we need to put
together a complete, legal and secure contact list, using a respected online service. There will soon be a page on the
website to allow you to sign up for it. Any problem, just email us. Don’t panic, we’ll not swamp you with junk or
vapid updates – it’ll be all we can do to get the availability lists ready! And we’d never pass your details on to third
parties. If you need a paper copy, phone or write. If you email asking for a paper copy we’ll give you an oldfashioned
e-look. But if you’d like to follow us on Twitter, or see us on Facebook – don’t bother. Which century
d’you think we live in?