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Talks 2017/2018

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 I travel throughout the North of England on a weekly basis giving talks and demonstrations on Lavender and  Pinks. An informal hands on talk, including the cultivation ,propagation, suggested varieties  pruning and advice  on growing these beautiful  highly scented plants. Plants are also available to purchase . I am a  RHS listed speaker and talk to many Horticultural Societies ,Garden Groups, U3A and Womens Institutes.Please do not hesitate to contact me for information and availability. or 01430 421805 for an informal chat


Lavender and Pinks  [Dianthus]  . A general hands on practical talk on my specialist subject. Including propagation, suggested varieties, planting, pruning drying etc

Culinary Herbs.  A general all round talk on planting, drying and good varieties to grow for The Kitchen. Herb plants available to purchase also.

Grow Your own Cut Flower patch. This talk includes suggested Annual and Perennial  flowers to cut for beautiful scent indoors. Seed Sowing advice , varieties  Propagation and general cultivation. Plants are available to buy also.

Creating a  Natural Country Style Hand Tied Bouquet of fresh seasonal nursery and garden produced cut flowers and foliage, plus a demonstration of a table centre.Using fresh flowers herbs and garden foliage.


NEW FOR 2017. How I started up my small rural business and the day to day running of a lavender and pink nursery and cut flower and Floristry business.  I also run workshops in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, in particular The Christmas Wreath Making classes and new for  2017 Creating your own Wedding Flowers. Details to follow soon! 


 Bookings for 2017.No talks in Jan/Feb

  Bishop Wilton Garden Club. Near Pocklington. East Yorkshire. Lavender and Pinks

Thursday 9th March  7.30pm


North Yorkshire Hardy Plant Society. Morton On Swale. Northallerton. North Yorkshire. Lavender and pinks     Wed 15th March 7.30pm


Muddy Boots U3a. Pocklington Catholic church. East Yorkshire. Lavender and pinks

Thursday 23rd March 2.30pm


Acomb Garden Club. Acomb near York. North Yorkshire. Lavender and pinks

Tuesday 28th March 10.00am


Low Ackworth community centre near Wakefield. West Yorkshire. Cut flowers and creating a hand tied bouquet

Thursday April 6th 7.30pm


 Petuaria Friendship Group. Brough East Yorkshire. Creating a hand tied bouquet

Tuesday 11th April. 10am





Hampthswaite Garden Club near Harrogate. North Yorkshire. Village Hall 7.45pm lavender and pinks

Wed 19th April


Beverley U3a Garden interest group. St Mary's Parish Hall  Beverley. East Yorkshire. 2pm onwards

 The cutting garden and creating a hand tied bouquet

Friday 21st April


 Hardy Plant Society. Beverley East Yorkshire St Mary's Parish Hall. Beverley. East Yorkshire 7.30pm

 Lavender and pinks

Thursday 4th May


South Holderness Garden Club. Ottringham Village Hall. East Yorkshire. Cut flower growing and hand tied demonstration 7.30pm

Wed 10th May


 Nafferton Garden Club. Nafferton Church Hall. East Yorkshire. 7.30pm. Culinary herbs and planter demonstration

Wed 17th May


Hook Garden Club . Hook near Goole. East Yorkshire. Village Hall 7pm. Lavender and pinks

Friday 26th May


Brompton by Sawdon Garden Club near Scarborough.North Yorkshire  Village Hall  7.30pm. Lavender and pinks

 Wed 31st May


Bluebell Garden Club. Village Hall   West Yorkshire. Lavender and pinks.7.30pm

Tuesday 6th June


Scarborough Garden Club. North Yorkshire

Talk on Lavender and Pinks. 7.30m

Monday 12th June


Eastoft Garden Club. Eastoft. North Lincolnshire.  Village Hall 7.30pm

Lavender and pinks.Wednesday 14th June


 PLANT  FAIR.Sunday 18th June  Wassand Hall . Seaton near Hornsea. East Yorkshire. HU11 6RJ.. 11AM-4PM

 PLANT  FAIR. Sunday 2nd July  Dalton Hall. near Beverley. East Yorkshire. HU17 7PW.. 11AM-4PM   

North Cave W.I    Village Hall. East Yorkshire. Lavender and pinks 7.30pm. Thursday 6th July



 Caythorpe Garden Club. Carlton Scroop  Village Hall. Grantham. Lincolnshire. Lavender and pinks 7.30pm

 Tuesday 11th July


Yorkshire Pelagonium and Geranium Society. Seamer Memorial Hall near Scarborough. North Yorkshire

2pm onwards. Lavender and pinks

Sunday 23rd July


N.A.F.A.S Flower and Heritage Luncheon Club. Healds Hall Hotel. Liversedge near Huddersfield. West Yorkshire. Guest speaker on growing and arranging British Cut Flowers 12 noon onwards

Wed 26th July



Clays Horticultural Society. South Wheatley. Retford. Nottinghamshire. Village Hall .7.30pm

Lavender and pinks. Monday 18th September

 WEDDING Saturday 23rd September


 Great Eccleston Garden Club. Preston . Lancashire.  Talk on Lavender and Pinks.7.30pm

Talk on Lavender and Pinks  Wednesday 20th September

 WEDDING  Saturday 14th October


Kirton in Lyndsey Garden Club.  Lincolnshire Town Hall. Talk on Lavender and Pinks 7.30

Wednesday 18th October


 Edenthorpe Garden Club. Community Centre. Near Doncaster. South Yorkshire 7.30pm. Christmas wreath making demonstration.

Monday November 13th


Wreath making workshops  throughout December 2017. Dates to be announced nearer the time

 Talks for 2018

  Tuesday 20th March 2018

 Rainton Garden Club. Thirsk. North Yorkshire. Growing your own cut flowers and handtied bouquet demonstration.  7.30pm

28th March 2018

Stillington Garden Club. North Yorkshire Talk on Lavender and Pinks   7.30pm


Cullingworth Garden Club. Near Bradford West Yorkshire 7.30pm               Lavender and pinks


Wed April 18th 2018


Glasshouse and District Garden Club.  Village Hall  Dacre Banks near Patley Bridge. North Yorkshire

Lavender and Pinks 7.45pm

Thursday April 19th 2018


 Sand Hutton and Claxton Garden Club.  Village Hall North Yorkshire. 7.30pm Lavender and Pinks


    Southowram Horticulture and Alllotment Society . Halifax. West Yorkshire.  Lavender and Pinks

27th June 2018




Beverley flower Club N.A.F.A.S  East Yorkshire. Longcroft Lower School. Church Road Beverley 7.30

Lavender and Pinks and Hand Tied demonstration

Monday July 2nd 2018