Programme 2021

Programme 2018

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, MOST OF OUR 2020 MEETINGS HAD TO BE CANCELLED AND OUR GROUP MEETINGS FOR 2021 ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD. WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE AS SOON AS WE ARE ABLE TO RESUME.  In the meantime we are pleased to offer our members the opportunity to attend Zoom meetings thanks to cooperation with the Barlaston Village Garden Club and the newly formed Tender Shoots Garden Club Network. Details of how to join these meetings have been sent to our members via email and plant lists (where provided) can be downloaded by clicking the green links after the name of the talk, also most of the talks can be watched on YouTube live or afterwards  – please see instructions at bottom of this page.

Feb 3rd Wed 7.15pmJim Almond – ‘Snowdrops & Winter Spring Bulbs’ Snowdrops and other Winter Joys 

Feb 10th Wed 7.15pm – Ingrid Millington, Hillview Hardy Plants – ‘Auriculas & Primulas’ Auriculas plant list

Feb 15th Mon 2.15pm Nigel Hopes HG Ashwood Nurseries – ‘A year in Johns Garden’

Feb 17th Wed 7.15pmJo Bird –  ‘The Story Behind David Austin Roses’ David Austin Roses Plant List 

Feb 22nd Mon 2.15pm  – John Chambers Wildflowers – ‘Establishing & maintaining a wildflower area’

Mar 1st Mon 2.15pm – Katherine Crouch – ‘New tricks for Old Gardeners’ New Tricks tools

Mar 3rd  Wed 7.15pm – Kevin Reynolds – ‘Love & War, How we created our garden birds’

Mar 10th Weds 7.15pm – Marcus Chiltern Jones – ‘The making of new RHS Garden Bridgewater’

Mar 11th Thurs 7.15pmDr. Andrew Ward, Norwell Nurseries – “Brilliant Borages” Brilliant Borage Family

Apr 6th Tues 7.15pm – Howard Drury – ‘Succulent Gardens’

Apr 8th Thurs 7.15pm – Sue Bosson – “Millenium Seed Project”

Apr 12th Mon 2.15pm – Nick Hamilton – ‘Drought Tolerant Plants’ Drought Tolerant Plants List (NH)

Apr 13th Tues 7.15pm – Kathryn Robey – “The Dorothy Clive Garden Seasonal Changes”***Kathryn is one of our 2020 speakers whose presentation had to be cancelled so we are sure you will want to join for this one Dorothy Clive Plant List KR

Apr 27th Tues 7.15pm – Philip Aubury – ‘Successful Fruit Growing’ Philip Aubury – Fruit Cultivars 

May 7th Fri 7.15pm – Jeff Bates – ‘The Plant Hunters’ Jeff Bates Plant Hunters slide sequence

May 11th Tues 7.15pm – Victoria Logue – ‘Extending the season in your garden’ 

May 13th Thurs 7.15pm – Margaret George – ‘ The History of Herbs’

May 19th Wed 7.15pm – ‘National Arboretum Alrewas’

May 26th Wed 7.15pm – Adrian James – ‘Gardens of Paradise’ 

June and July summer break

Aug 17th Tues 7.15pm – Dr Ian Bedford, Research Entomologist – ‘Garden Bugs: Cohabit, Control or Conserve?’ 

Sep 16th Thurs 7.15pm – John & Gail West Shores Nursery – ‘Grasses’

Sep 22nd Weds 7.15pm – Glenn Duggan – ‘The Fantastic Flora of Australia’

Oct 13th Weds 7.15pm – Vic Aspland – ‘A Brighter side of Winter’

Oct 20th Weds 3pm – (TBC) – Life and Gardens of Capability Brown

Dec 8th Weds 7.15pm – Inter club Christmas quiz.

If you prefer not to use Zoom the talks are live-streamed on the Tender Shoots YouTube channel starting 15 minutes later than the times shown above i.e. either 2.30pm or 7.30pm. Several of the talks are also available on that channel for a month or so afterwards. You won’t be able to join us for a chat but the advantage of YouTube is you can start the talk from the beginning if you arrive late, pause, rewind & skip any bits. Anybody who has a Smart TV with YouTube app can watch the meetings on that, plus if you have a slow internet connection, YouTube can work better than Zoom.