Bridport Gardening Club

Growing Clematis Successfully

by Marcus Dancer Marcus Dancer is passionate about growing his own plants and enjoys propagating and producing his own stock where possible. He has been growing and producing clematis plants for 30 years. His talk in April described the distinctive types of clematis, their flowering period, preferred soil and conditions, planting depths, feeding and pruning. Large photographs of individual flowers demonstrated the huge range of form and colour available throughout the seasons, a number of which are heavily scented.

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Spectacular South African Flora

by Rosemary Legrand At the Club’s February meeting the Chairman announced that monies from the Plant stall at the Show on March 30th will be donated to Age Concern UK – Bridport branch. Rosemary Legrand captivated members as she shared the wonderful sights and sounds of South Africa with music and vibrant  photographs. On a self drive tour, which began in Cape Town,and continued up the West coast, then south east through vast vineyards,to the Indian Ocean, concluding the holiday[…]

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The Winter Garden

by Roger Hirons After a glorious sunset we met for our first meeting of 2019. Roger Hirons got us off to a wonderful start to the year speaking on “The Winter Garden”. Years of experience and study at such prestigious establishments as Pershore and Hilliers, came across in a tide of knowledge and enthusiasm for plants. Beginning with guide-lines on garden planning Roger used examples from his array of lovely plants to illustrate his points, showing large colourful photographs  portraying[…]

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