You don’t need to be a Garden Club to ask Martin to come to talk to your group! Martin regularly gives talks to U3A’s, Flower Clubs, Ladies Luncheon Clubs, W.I’s as well as Garden Clubs and Societies. Martin can offer a variety of entertaining and informative talks and practical demonstrations and is always happy to answer all your gardening questions.
Some of the topics Martin can bring to your group
My life in gardening so far…
A light hearted look at Martin’s gardening career including his writing, radio & television work, work at flower shows and creating gardens.
Behind the scenes as an RHS judge
Ever wondered how the prestigious ‘Gold’ medal is awarded? Martin takes you behind the scenes at Chelsea and other flower shows
Gardening on the menu – Through the seasons
Martin and Jill talk about how to get the best from your fruit & veg plot over a year and how to make the most of your harvest in the kitchen. Sample some of Jill’s recipes and take home a recipe sheet. PowerPoint presentation. (Supplement applies)
Gardening on the menu – The winter table
A second talk in the series looking at ideas for the winter table including some favourite festive dishes, this is suitable for September to December. (Supplement applies)
Top 10 Tips for your Garden
Whatever the time of year Martin can give you his top ten tips for to help keep your garden in good condition. Spring, summer, autumn or winter there are always jobs to be done! This is a practical, light-hearted talk and demonstration.
Creating our Lincolnshire garden from scratch (for 2024)
How Martin and Jill transformed a very tired garden into a garden for all seasons
Question & answer time
Sometimes all members want is how to solve their gardening problems! Martin is happy to answer all types of gardening questions. If you would like to make it more of an occasion chat to us about bringing along a second gardening expert.
The Cutting Garden
It’s possible to have something in your garden to cut and bring into your home all year round. Martin guides you through a selection of the best plants and flowers to grow for all year round interest then finishes the evening with a seasonal arrangement. This talk is part PowerPoint presentation and part practical demonstration.
Getting started with vegetables
Lots of tips & advice on growing a selection of seasonal vegetables.
Growing fruit in your garden
Tips on growing and enjoying fruit through the season
Propagation – Plants for free!
A part PowerPoint and part practical demonstration showing various methods of propagating your favourite plants
Pruning – All you need to know!
A part PowerPoint and part practical demonstration showing how to prune a range of plants in the garden to keep them looking their best
Tips and advice on how to reduce your workload in the garden!
Plants and gardens of New Zealand
Join Martin on his travels of New Zealand looking at private and public gardens and the plants they grow.
Containers for all seasons
Whatever the time of year, you can create an interesting, planted container. Learn how to keep it looking great. A part PowerPoint and part practical demonstration.
How to get the best from your greenhouse, poly tunnel or cold frame.
Healthy, happy houseplants!
Keep all your indoor plants looking great with tips on care and propagation. A practical talk and demonstration
Perennials for all seasons
Flowers, foliage and interest all year round
Zoom Gardening Talks
If your group is too far away to travel to Martin is able to give Zoom talks to your group – either a PowerPoint presentation with colourful images or a live seasonal demonstration from our ‘Potting Shed’ studio. Prices from £125.00 or £150.00 for a joint talk