Alpine Garden Society

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Almond, Jim

Home Town: Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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Information: Jim has more than 20 years experience as an exhibitor, show co-ordinator, member of the judging panel and regular show reporter. He grows a wide range of alpine plants, particularly Primulaceae and bulbs, wherever possible from seed. He is an obsessive propagator, his talks reflect the practical aspects of growing, some featuring a look at the AGS ‘show scene’

Subjects: All these talks are digital presentations. The usual length is 60-75 minutes with occasional ‘light-hearted moments’. More details on the talks can be found on Jim’s website.
1. Special Snowdrops and How to Keep Them
2. More Special Snowdrops and How to Keep Them
3. Life after Snowdrops
4. Plant Treasures for a Digital Lens (can be customised for specialist groups)
5. Pictures and Presentations
6. Sowing, Growing and Showing – An Alpine Triathlon
7. Digital Plant Photography
8. Alpines and Bulbs from Seed
9. Some Plants at the Shows
10. Showing Alpines, Behind the Scenes
11. Cyclamen at AGS Shows
12. Primulaceae in Pots
13. The Juno Iris Collection
14. Fritillarias and Other Choice Bulbs
15. Fritillarias from A to Z
16. Snowdrops and Other Winter / Spring Bulbs
17. Out and About (Garden Visits throughout the Year)
18. Spring Treasures in Kew
19. Choice Bulbs in Pots
20. Climbers and other Favourite Garden Plants
21. Something for Everyone
22. The All Year Bulb Garden
23. Alpines, Dwarf Bulbs and Hardy Cyclamen
24. Alpines through the Post
25. Plants through the Post
26. Wildlife in the Garden
27. The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
28. Propagation – A Matter of Life and Death
29. Out and About – Adventures of an Alpine Enthusiast
30. Out and About 2 – More Adventures of an Alpine Enthusiast!
31. Sowing growing showing – A Primula triathlon
32. Springtime in New England
33. Snowdrops in the green
34. The World of Iris
35 The Patch a garden for all seasons
36. The Shropshire Snowdrop connection
37. Species Snowdrops and their cultivation in the open garden
38. Something for Everyone (HPS group material)

(Talks 1, 2, 3, 7, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30, 32, 34 and 35 are aimed at ‘non-specialist’ garden audiences)

Fees: B/C + fuel
Equipment: Screen required and other projection facilities, e.g. stand if available. Will bring own high specification projector for digital presentations.
Availability: Anytime subject to availability. No limit on travel and international bookings taken. Conference or customised lectures on specific themes are possible with fee negotiable. Plants are normally available for sale.

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