Proposed Guest Speakers and Program for 2019


January 12/13
Annual Show

February 6th
Annual dinner & prize presentations for L & B show
Venue – Anglican Church Hall, Hutchinson St Mt Barker – 6 for 6.30

March 6th
Rebecca Mumford - Publisher of several gardening books for children. Exact subject is still a secret!
Supper - Mary Ann Sabine, Rosemary Thomson

April 3rd
Greg Marlu – Biochar
What is it & how is it made? Why is it so good for plants? Your plants may benefit after you hear from this informative speaker.
Supper – Barb Field, Jeanette Keough

May 1st
John Batchelor – Confessions of a Plant Propogator
The pleasure, pain & particular problems over 30 years as owner of Valley Horticulture Nursery with its wide variety of plants. Includes some information on bulbous plants.
Supper – Pat Simpson, Helen Fairweather

June 5th
Trevor Scott – Garden Tools
Cut Above Tools rep. Trevor will introduce you to some good ideas & items to make your routine gardening tasks simpler.
Supper – Katrina Fynnaart, Joan Ng

August 7th
Mary Ann Sabine – Gardening on the other side of the world
L & B Soc member Mary Ann has been given a free hand to explain what it’s like to garden in her home State of Illinois.
Supper – Kate O’Brien, Margaret Greig

September 4th
Paul Lindon – Heritage Roses
Acting Treasurer, The Adelaide Group, Heritage Roses of Australia, Ex-officio member, The National Executive Committee 2019-2020, Heritage Roses in Australia. Presently belongs to The Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, and is a guide at both the Mt Lofty and Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Whether repeat flowering or only once a year the history is complex & fascinating. All gardens should try to have one of these usually fragrant beauties…or are hips the attraction?
Supper – Trinette Riechers, + 1

October 2nd
Peter Taverna – More unusual & rare plants
Returning by popular request, expect to be enthralled by Peter’s entertaining & unorthodox delivery on some of his plant loves.
Supper – Rosemary Thomson, Tania Thomas

November 6th – Joe Romeo – Begonias
What Joe doesn’t know about Begonias could be written on a colourful leaf for which some members of this genus are renowned!
Supper – Barb Field +1

December - date TBA
End of year dinner & mini show at the home of Rob & Barb Field