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21 November
Pippa Greenwood - Something Nasty in the Garden

Radio 4's Pippa Greenwood's area of expertise is garden pests and diseases and she will help us identify the nasties and tell us how to deal with them.
Pippa has been gardening since she was 4 and as a child was given her own plot of land.  Her particular speciality is garden pests.  She trained at Durham University as a botanist and went on to get an MSc in crop protection at Reading University.   She is now one of Britain’s leading plant pathologists.
A regular panellist on Gardeners’ Question Time since 1994, she has written a number of award winning books and contributes to Gardeners’ World Magazine.




17 October
Anna Pavord - Tulips in the Garden

Anna's passion is for tulips and this talk is at the right time of year for the keen gardeners to dash out after the talk and buy the varieties that Anna tells us about.





19 September
Paul Williams - Containers for All Seasons

Many Fagus members will remember Paul when he showed us various ways to dress a Christmas tree and how to make a simple tied door wreath.  He has been invited back to pass on some of his tips to help us plant stunning containers



15 August
Steven Desmond - A History of the Garden Seat

Steven is a renowned garden historian who will explain how the garden seat has evolved through time.





17 July (Sunday)
Cream Tea at Rose Cottage, East Harptree



20 June
Graham Nicholls - Tips and tricks for Growing Alpines

Graham is a plantsman, lecturer, author and nurseryman who will come and share his passion with us for growing alpines.



16 May
Timothy Walker - Plant Classification Made Easy

Timothy is Director of the University of Oxford's Botanic Garden and Arboretum and is back by popular demand to talk to Fagus members. Timothy will explain plant classification in simple terms.




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