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October 2017

Ken Thompson – Whatever happened to Hebe?

October 21, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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"The effects of modern molecular methods on plant names and relationships". To us non-scientists, that basically means: "Why on earth do they keep changing the names of our garden plants?". This is an open lecture by Ken Thompson, a plant biologist with a keen interest in the science of gardening, and the ability to make it entertaining and understandable for amateur gardeners and botanists alike. He writes and lectures extensively and has written several gardening and nature books, including "Compost…

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November 2017

Sue Hockland – Nematodes, friends and foes

November 11, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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Sue is an independent self employed consultant in the biological control of plant pests using nematodes, but she will also speak about plant-parasitic nematodes and how to deal with them.

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December 2017

Neil Huntley – Alpines for troughs and raised beds

December 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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PHNE December meeting

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January 2018

Rob Potterton – Special Nursery Challenge

January 13 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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Rosa 'Zweibrucken' January meeting. Special Challenge followed by short AGM.

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February 2018

Doug Stewart – Exploiting the very latest horticultural R&D in our gardens

February 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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March 2018

Kate White: Cowden Castle Japanese garden history and restoration

March 10 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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Kate White, Head Gardener from Cowden Castle Gardens, will give an illustrated talk on the gardens history and the monumental ongoing task of restoring their Japanese Garden.  The garden is located in the beautiful county of Clackmannanshire, 30 miles north west of Edinburgh and is described as 'The most important Japanese Garden in the western world'.

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Corydalis National Collection Open Day

March 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brian Whitton, 74 Archery Rise
Durham, DH1 4LA
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April 2018

Corydalis National Collection Open Day

April 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Brian Whitton, 74 Archery Rise
Durham, DH1 4LA
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Michael Brown: The Georgian Gardener

April 14 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Ponteland Memorial Hall, Darras Road
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE20 9NX
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Michael - the 'Historic Gardener' - believes in making history fun and come alive.  Feel free to come in Georgian costumer if you dare!

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Plant Health Workshop

April 19 @ 10:15 am - 3:30 pm
Kirkley Hall, Ponteland
Norrthumberland, NE20 0AQ
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Plant Heritage North East are delighted to be hosting a Plant Health Workshop on Thursday, 19th April 2018. The workshop will run from 10.15am to 3.30pm and will be held at Northumberland College at Kirkley Hall, Ponteland, Northumberland NE20 0AQ. Speakers include: Andrew Kirkwood of APHA (Animal & Plant Health Agency) who will be talking about what APHA do, issues relating to the import and movement of plants, and current pests and diseases that may be heading our way. Katy Hayden of RBGE (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh)…

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