Talk: Peter Williams – People, Plants and Places
Once again, Peter entertained us with his garden-related stories. Amongst other interesting facts, we learnt about the origins of the Dahlia Bishop of Llandaff,
We saw slides of the gardens at the historic Mount St John estate at Felixkirk, near Thirsk. It is owned by Chris Bundell of the Morrison (supermarket) family, designed by Tom Stuart Smith and where Lizzie Balmforth is now head gardener. The gardens are not generally open to the public, but there are tours at about £40 per person. https://www.thecarpentersarmsfelixkirk.com/mount-st-john-garden-tours-2/
The talk finished with a quiz.
Jenny also brought Fuchsia Begonia (Begonia fuchsioides) which bears fuchsia like flowers
Gill brought Kirengeshoma palmata, hydrangea, willow gentian and phlox
|Judith’s arrangement in grey and pink: Rehmannia (Chinese foxglove), Senecio viravira, Diascia personata, Alcalthaea|
Paxton’s Early Autumn Show including the National Vegetable Show is on 21st September and help in the kitchen or donations of cakes will be much appreciated.
20th September: This will be a members’ forum. See email for details.