Programme 2012
The Hardy Plant Society North West Group
Meetings 2012

Meetings are at 7:15 pm for 7:45 pm at Samlesbury War Memorial Hall unless otherwise stated.
Directions to Samlesbury War Memorial Hall, Cuerdale Lane, PR5 0UY        Google Map PR5 0UY

From the M6 exit at junction 31, take the A 59 for Clitheroe.

After about 1 mile, move into right hand lane of dual carriageway. At first roundabout (by the Swallow Hotel - a white building on the left - and an Esso garage on the other side) double back onto A59 and immediately take left turn just past Esso garage onto B6230 Walton-le-Dale (Cuerdale Lane).

The venue is the first building on the right.

Note: not to be confused with Samlesbury Hall, which is further along the A677.
2012 Lecture Programme
16th Jan, 2012 AGM & hot pot supper
How vital bees are to us
Caroline Coughlin Blackburn beekeepers
20th Feb, 2012, 7:30pm Celebrity Lecture: Bulbs for all Seasons
Anna Pavord (Gardening correspondent of the Independent and author of many books, including the bestseller, The Tulip) at Birkacre Garden Centre, Chorley, Tickets £10 Poster
19th Mar, 2012 Making the most of your garden space
Jane Allison
16th Apr, 2012

Development of Waddow Lodge Garden
Peter Foley (to be followed by a visit on 11 June)

21st May, 2012

Private plants and gardens of Cheshire
Kevin Pratt
Substituted due to illness with a Talk and demonstration of foliage plants by John Foley (Holden Clough Nursery)

17th Sep, 2012

Propagation of perennials
Bob Sanderson (Cath's Garden Plants)

15th Oct, 2012

Around the year with clematis
Ron Kirkman

19th Nov, 2012 Plants behaving badly
Ken Thompson


2012 Garden Visits
11 June, 2012 Waddow Lodge Garden (Liz Dean and Peter Foley)
25 June, 2012

Wedgwood, Hesketh Bank (Sue and Denis Watson)

12 July, 2012 Londonderry Cottage (Irene and George Owen)


2012 Plant Sales
8 July, 2012 Plant Fair,
Lytham Hall
The event is being organised by Flower Power Fairs. The HPS NW stall will again be coordinated by Sandy Dopping-Hepenstal and a team of helpers. Why not join us?
25 August, 2012
Chipping Agricultural Show
We will look forward to welcoming you at our stall.

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Papaver orientale 'Khedive'
(HPS Conservation Scheme)

John Foley, after his talk, and Kate

Paradisea liliastrum (St Bruno's lily) Grown from HPS seed distribution

Bob Sanderson during his fascinating and informative talk on propagation of perennials