On Sunday 22 September, bulb enthusiasts gathered at Worcestershire Wildlife Trust for our annual Autumn Bulb Day.
Following a welcome from AGS President Christopher Bailes, we settled in for our first talk of the day. Avid traveller David Haselgrove shared his experience of bulb hunting in the Western Cape on an AGS tour, including stunning photography of plants in the wild. We’ll be running another tour to South Africa soon – keep checking our upcoming tours for more information.
Next, Paul Cumbleton and Colin Everett gave us an insight into how they grow bulbs in their south west England garden. (Our diarist Jon Evans visited Paul & Colin’s garden earlier this year – read all about his visit here.)
After lunch, it was over to AGS exhibitor and photographer Don Peace to detail his experience of growing bulbs – including the importance of paying attention to what’s going on underground. To round things off, it was back to Paul & Colin for a practical demonstration on their tried and tested planting techniques.
In addition to our lectures, there was a wonderful selection of plants and bulbs on sale from Buried Treasures and Pottertons Nursery. The AGS stand also had a selection of gardening books and merchandise available.
Thank you to everyone who came along, our speakers, the nurseries and all involved in putting together a fantastic event. We’ll be announcing the date for Bulb Day 2020 on the website and in the newsletter in due course.