A garden for all seasons


At our February meeting we enjoyed a return visit from popular speaker Diane Clement, Director of the Seed Exchange for the Alpine Garden Society, who used wonderful photographs from her own garden to demonstrate how we can have flowers in bloom every day of the year, even in challenging areas such as heavy shade & steep slopes. She provided us with strategies to achieve this & gave examples of unusual varieties of plants that will extend their flowering season, after explaining initially what had influenced her approach to gardening & inspired her style. After her talk she judged our monthly competition "A photograph of your winter garden" which was won by Rosalie Allden (see bottom left). One of Diane's beautiful blue Meconopsis is below.