With the winter nights drawing in why not think ahead and start planning for spring with a visit to our ever popular Llandysul Gardening Weekend! Why not join us on the 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th of February for this lovely event. Yes we are keeping to the 4 day format as we have so much to do.
We have a fantastic line up of speakers for you. Malcolm Berry will be back as well as talks from Sue Kent presenter of Gardeners’ World, Nigel McCall from Aberglasney, Justine Burgess of West Wales Willows, Sara Redman from The Flower Meadow and Richard and Ruth Bramley. With subjects ranging from Hellebores to Vegetables, Houseplants, and so much more. The local Hall will be filled, as usual, with masses of interesting plants grown at the nursery. To whet your appetite this year, as well as a huge selection of our world renowned Hellebores, there will be a good range of young perennial plants in 9 cm. pots at bargain prices, cottage garden plants, shrubs, riots of colourful Primulas, Daffodils and Snowdrops to mention but a few. We also have a good selection of rare and unusual perennials.
The main display this years Llandysul Gardening Weekend, as always, is a closely guarded secret. The theme is taking shape but no one (including Richard who designs it) really knows until the day. Come and give us your opinions! One thing is certain there will be Hellebores there somewhere, this year we have several stunning new varieties that are to be incorporated into the display, most of which will be available as seed or young plants on the day.
Speakers for this year
Thursday 15th Feb 2024
10.40 Richard Bramley – Hellebores – an addiction.
One of Richards passions these winter flowering beauties are a sight to behold, shining out during the harshest of the winter months. Come and listen to how the passion started, from the first meeting with Helen Ballard to present day. We grow many thousands of these beauties, the colour range is getting better every year and new forms are being hybridised all the while. Very humorous this is one not to be missed and if you’re really unlucky Mabel, the youngest addition to the Jack Russel family, might be here too.
1.00 Malcolm Berry – The Art of Training Fruit Trees
Malcolm will talk you through how to prune and shape your fruit trees to create exquisite looking trees and of course, to maximise the yields that you get from them.
3.15 Ruth Bramley – The Joy of Making Terrariums
Ruth will be giving a demonstration on building your very own terrarium, as well as talking about her passion for making them, starting with the most appropriate container, what growing medium to use, the plants best suited to terrariums and most importantly how to look after them.
Friday 16th Feb 2024
10.40 Richard Bramley – No Dig Gardening
Richard will be talking about No Dig Gardening and explaining how no dig makes life easier, and plants grow more healthily, with fewer weeds. He’ll explain how it is a timesaving, straightforward and enjoyable to garden.
1 .00 Sue Kent – Planning the Show Gardens
Sue Kent, Gardeners’ World Presenter and Ambassador, creator of ‘#Knolling with daisies’ and ‘In the Pink’ award winning show gardens, join her as she talks about how she creates these, the planning that goes into creating them and the lessons that can be used to create your own show stopping border at home.
3.15 Justine Burgess – Discover the lesser known Willows.
Justine holds the national collection of willows and has/will feature in several prestigious magazines and tv programs. Her knowledge is superb and as well as being an outstanding grower and businesswoman she also makes the most amazing woven willow structures, garden sculptures and baskets of all shapes and sizes. Join her to hear about the lesser known varieties of Willow and their beautiful catkins.
Saturday 17th Feb 2024
10.40 Ruth Bramley – Popular house plants for the beginner
As you may know we now have a lovely house plant section here at the nursery run by Richard’s daughter, Ruth. The whole thing has been a learning curve but we feel that now we are in a position to tell you about our successes and failures and how to tend and care for these very trendy additions to your living space. Did you know about the health benefits of house plants… almost an elixir of life.
1.00 Malcolm Berry – Vegetables; Naturally
Join Malcolm as he covers different elements of veg growing, including polyculture, working with the moon, sacrificial plants and seed saving. All done completely naturally of course.
3.15 Richard Bramley – No Dig Gardening
Richard will be talking about No Dig Gardening and explaining how No dig makes life easier, and plants grow more healthily, with fewer weeds. He’ll explain how it is a timesaving, straightforward and enjoyable way to garden.
Sunday 18th Feb 2024
10.40 Sara Redman -Becoming a Flower Farmer
Sara used to sit in an office all day, staring at a computer screen, and dreamed of a different life. Moving to Wales in 2015 gave her the chance to take the leap and chase her passion for flowers and led her to starting The Flower Meadow, her flower farm. She will take you through her journey and the trials and tribulations along the way. And share her passion for seasonal, organically, locally grown flowers.
1.00 Nigel McCall – Aberglasney; A Pictoral Tour of the Seasons
A delightful image based talk from the award winning photographer that will take you on a tour of Aberglasney and how it changes from season to season, from the drifts of bulbs in Spring, delightful flowers in Summer, fiery tones of autumnal colour and winter interest, and all the work that goes on behind the scenes to keep the gardens looking in tip-top shape throughout the year.
3.15 Richard Bramley – Hellebores, The Species and New Developments
We all love the traditional Hellebore but have you seen some of the newer forms, colours and inter-species hybrids. Also where do you plant them and what with. This new talk will hopefully enhance your winter borders and extend them into the following seasons. Of course there will be growing tips and a bit of background knowledge thrown in too.
The whole event is free and if gardening is not quite your forte there will be other stalls there to tempt you. Tea, coffee and cakes are in abundance.
Many thanks for the support past and present received from ‘Llandysul and Pont Tyweli Ymlaen‘ and ‘Llandysul Community Council’. Without their help this event would not take place.
Hope to see you there. For more details ring 01559 363389
For brief details of previous events see the links below
Tysul Hall, New Road, Llandysul, Ceredigion, SA44 4QJ