Information: I offer practical, informal talks from the perspective of a fulltime nurseryman and am able to travel to most groups within the UK and Europe
1. From Mountains to Market – Featuring seed collection in China during the ACE expedition in 1994 plus a brief look at the propagation techniques used to raise these plants.
2. A Labour of Love, Forty Years at Pottertons Nursery – A detailed review looking back at the history of the founding of the nursery back in 1971 when it was originally named Potterton & Martin and how the nursery has developed to the present day. This talk will also show the building of our beautiful rock gardens, nursery propagation methods, preparation for flower shows, mail order techniques and so much more. Duration about seventy-five minutes but can be extended if required.
3. Pottertons Nursery Challenge! – An amusing light hearted nursery and plant orientated quiz with special spot prizes awarded. Always popular around Christmas time but demands a strong audience participation.
Fee: B plus travelling expenses
Equipment: Talks are presented using my own digital equipment but prefer to use a Group’s screen if available. Sales plants can be brought if required.
Availability: Evenings preferred, October to March but will consider other dates/times.