Dr Malcolm Nattrass has developed an extensive knowledge of different types of Salvias over many years and has successfully propagated most of the varieties in his own garden. He is also an experienced lecturer. Malcolm and Ros have created their beautiful 2-acre garden from a field over the last 20 years. It has a wealth of unusual trees and shrubs, as well as deep herbaceous borders, a dry stream garden, rose and clematis walk, and two large wildlife ponds.
The genus Salvia comprises a very large family of almost 1000 species many of which provide long-lasting and useful colour and interest in both small and large gardens. Malcolm will explain the different types of Salvia and their respective growing requirements, as well as demonstrating the best ways to propagate them. There will also be an opportunity to take some cuttings.
The cost of this Skills Day is £30. Tea/Coffee and homemade cake will be provided. Please bring a packed lunch. You will also need sharp knife, scalpel (If you have one), gloves and weather appropriate clothing.