Mountfitchet Garden Club

News: February 2024

Talk by Moore and Moore Nursery

This month we were visited by Mrs Lynne Moore who runs the family-run nursery, Moore and Moore, in Billericay.  The nursery specialises in shade-loving plants and has been awarded Chelsea Gold Medals for their displays.

Her presentation of  “52 Weeks in the Shade Garden – a different shade plant for each week of the year” was inspiring – a lot more than just hostas and ferns – over 1500 different varieties of plants are grown in the nursery, all outside and in peat free compost.

Guiding us through the year with slides, members were shown some of the many different plants that can thrive in shade/partial shade. When planting Form, Colour and Texture should be considered thus making the beds more interesting.  Throughout the summer the nursery can be seen at the various Garden Shows around the country, but Open Days at the nursery will be held on 30/3: 27/4: 4/5: 1/6 and 14/9 (10.40 – 15.30hrs).

A lively Q&A session followed the talk with anecdotes on meeting her gardening heroes!

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