Stone Chrysanthemum and Dahlia Society

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It is starting to feel very autumnal now and the autumn/winter talks season is starting today (1st September). Thanks to our membership of the Tender Shoots Garden Club Network (TSGCN) we have the opportunity to attend four talks this month alone.

These Zoom talks are currently open to anyone to attend free anytime and guests are very welcome.  However if you would like to make a donation towards supporting the costs of the talks, that would be very much appreciated and will enable TSGCN to continue running these events. if you don’t use Zoom you can also go to their YouTube page when the talk is about to start (at 7.30pm) as they simultaneously stream the meeting Live on YouTube.  To join just click this link  or search YouTube for the ‘Tender Shoots Garden Club Network’ and then click on the yellow logo.  The advantage of YouTube Live is you can start the talk from the beginning if you arrive late, you can pause, rewind & skip any bits & still ask questions to the speaker via YouTube chat box.  You can also watch it in comfort if you have a large smart TV via the YouTube TV app.

Our first talk is tonight – Wednesday 1st Sep from Peter Moore on Buddleja.  He’s a Plant Heritage National Collection Holder & Plant Breeder having developed many famous varieties, including Buddleja Berries & Cream, Sarcococca Winter Gem, Philadelphus Fragrant Falls, Choisya Aztec Pearl & Choisya White Dazzler, to name but a few.  

Next week on September 8th we have a chance to find out about Heavenly Hostas from John Baker owner of The Hanging Hosta Garden, Hampshire.  Sponsored by Barrow upon Soar Garden Club.

Thur Sep 16th – John & Gail of West Shores Nursery – Grasses – Sponsored by Winterton Garden Club.

Wed Sep 22nd – Glenn Duggan – The Fantastic Flora of Australia – Sponsored by Catisfield & District Gardening Club.

Further details are on our Programme page.

Also happening this month is another event you may wish to visit – Ashwood Nursery’s Orchid Extravaganza which is on from 28th August to 18th September.

Further news has come from TSGCN:- “Fantastic news.  We’ve been approached by BBC Radio Devon’s Toby Buckland to do an interview feature on Tender Shoots, so please listen out for us on Sunday 5th Sep on the radio or via the BBC Sounds app.  Toby’s show starts at 10am, but we’ll be featured after 12pm.”

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