Nottingham Hardy Plant Society meets once a month during the Winter.
I always look forward to this.
The speakers are drawn from a variety of backgrounds.
This month Julian Sutton for “Desirable Plants” captured our attention by talking about just four species of plants.
This included Epimedium, Nerine, Centurea and Anemone.
Some information was given on the location of the original plants.
Elsewhere the names of the plant hunters provided more interest.
We learnt what it takes for a plant to be considered worthy of hybridization.
The techniques involved need a lot of patience.
Then there were the tales of competitors stealing plants.
Finally the routine of naming the plants was explored.
The plant stall was surrounded by eager shoppers.
This was a wonderful way to relax after a difficult week .