The Plant Enthusiast

Doug Stewart was the Club's speaker this month. He is Editor of The Plant Enthusiast, presenter of BBC Humberside's The Great Outdoors and a leading consultant to the horticultural industry.

His subject was Ten Ways to a Better Garden.

By using photographs of various gardens throughout the United Kingdom, Eire, Holland and the United States, members were shown how our gardens, whether large or small, could be improved in a variety of ways. You can adjust focal points, add hedges or screens to give hidden areas, adapt colour schemes, introduce an intimate or chilling out seating area (now known as a sitootarie) or add seats around the garden. Gardeners can thereby enjoy varying views of the fruits of their labours.

Throughout the evening members were entertained with anecdotes from his interviews with the famous and some infamous gardeners and designers whom he has met in his horticultural working life.

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