I love the huge pink flowers of this Cornish Pink Rhododendron in April, followed by a pink carpet of fallen petals in May. Yet, by August the dry shade can make it a bit gloomy and dusty. So to bring back the colour and vigour of spring I have experimented by hanging Begonias from the branches. Visitors have wondered how I have created a repeat flowering Rhododendron, but it is just the theatre of gardening.
Our members have some truly beautiful and interesting gardens. Take a look to see some of the wonderful things growing.
You can take out CGS membership as an individual or as a family and there are lots of benefits.
7.30pm - The Alverton, Tregolls Road, Truro TR1 1ZQ
Thomas Stone - 'Winter Plants'
Thomas Stone brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to his lectures, gathered during his 27 years’ experience, having worked at Mottisfont Abbey Gardens, Sir Harold Hillier Gardens and other private gardens as a gardener or Head Gardener.
2.30pm - Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth TR15 1TE
Thomas Stone - 'Hardy Geraniums'
Thomas Stone now runs his own horticultural practice for individual and corporate garden owners, and shares his expertise with a wider audience through lectures, TV and radio appearances.