2022 PROGRAMME 

Please check for updates regarding our monthly talks in case of cancellations

 

 

 

Wednesday, 2nd March 2022

Rescheduled AGM and Spring into Action for Wildlife

Gretchen Taylor

Join Gretchen Taylor, People and Wildlife Officer for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, for ideas about ways to include wildlife friendly practices in gardens of all sizes.

 

Wednesday, 6th April 2022

Garden Machinery & Tools

Phil Bentley

Phil, the new owner of our local company, Teifi Valley Garden Machinery, will be joining us to talk about how to get the best from your garden tools and machinery, their uses and how to maintain them and prolong their life.

 

Wednesday, 4th May 2022

Herbs

Andrew Cook, Rhoshill Garden Plants

Andrew will give a talk on herbs and how to grow and use them for culinary and medicinal purposes.  A selection of herbs will be made available to smell and taste during the talk. There will also be a selection of peat-free grown and naturally maintained herbs on sale.

 

 

Wednesday, 1st June 2022

Flowers – tips on presenting your Flowers and Plants for the Show

Val Hall

Val is an experienced flower arranger and local show Flower Judge and we are delighted that she has agreed to join us to share her practical tips on how to present flowers for the Show.

 

Wednesday, 6th July 2022

Evening with Cheese and Wine and Vines and Wines

Wayne Campbell

Wayne and Sally planted their vineyard at Pant y Ffynnon, Cwmpengraig in 2015. Wayne will take us through all the processes from growing to harvesting and making the wine. He will include some advice to members who make and show wines.

 

Wednesday, 3rd August 2022

Bulbs

John Shipton of Shipton Bulbs

John has grown native bulbs and plants on his Welsh smallholding since 1986. He has a wealth of knowledge particularly on the suitability of bulbs and plants for naturalising and use in the border.

 

Wednesday, 7th September 2022

Seeds: Saving, Storing and Using

Andrea Sanders, Lampeter Seed Library

Andrea will talk to us about how to save, store and use vegetable, fruit, herb, grains and edible flower seeds.   One of the main principles of the seed library is to encourage more people to save seeds and grow their own food.

 

Wednesday, 5th October 2022

Open evening

Cae Hir: A Welsh Garden with a Dutch History

Stuart Akkermans

Cae Hir was originally created by Stuart’s father, Wil Akkermans over 30 years ago. No easy task on a steep hillside at the foot of the Cambrian Mountains and done as ‘A One Man Job’. This unique garden has been an RHS Partner Garden for 17 years.

 

Wednesday, 2nd November 2022

The Gardens at Winchester Cathedral

Emma Sharpe

Emma, a Gardening Club member and former Head Gardener at Winchester Cathedral, will be joining us to share an illustrated talk on what goes into maintaining the gardens and grounds surrounding the historic Cathedral.

 

Wednesday, 30th November 2022

Biodynamic Gardening

Louise Cartwright

Louise will be joining us to give an introduction to biodynamic gardening, reflecting on her own experiences to explain the whys and wherefores with suggestions about how you can practically apply some of the principles in your own gardening practices.