April meeting

Paul Green from Green Leaves Nursery gave us a talk on ‘Sensory Sensations’ and what an informative and amusing talk it was!

Encouraging us to contribute, Paul took us through a range of plants he brought with him, explaining their size, position and condition preferences. It was liberally sprinkled with anecdotal information, thoughts and opinions, tips and humorous insights such as whilst on a committee for plant naming, he learnt that girls’ names, alcohol and those a little rude, sell well!

Explaining that breeding improves what you may think of as a boring plant, Paul showed us new introductions such as Polemonium ‘Heaven Scent’ with dark foliage and purple flowers adding that if you cut it down after flowering you will get a second flush and maybe a third. Also, the gorgeous Phormium ‘Platt’s Black’ that he commented would look equally good in the border alongside oranges and yellows or in a large pot – but don’t over firm the compost or you will ruin the soil structure he advised.

The hour sped by as we learnt and giggled our way to the burgeoning sales table.

Paul you are welcome back any time.

Paul Green from Green Leaves nursery
The tempting sales table
Polemonium ‘Heaven Scent’