Our speaker for next Thursday, March 28, Jennifer Harmer, has had to cancel because of illness. Fortunately we have found a local speaker to step into the breach.
Penny Dawson will give a talk entitled
“Growing and Breeding Distinctive, Garden-worthy Hellebores”
Penny is the youngest daughter of Hugh and Liz Nunn who have been breeding Harvington Hellebores (amongst other things) for the last 25 years. Penny worked on her parents’ nursery at weekends and holidays from school and then university. After graduating from the University of Reading she worked as a Landscape Manager for two different landscape practices. She is now developing her own nursery called ‘Twelve Nunns’, near Bourne, and is responsible for breeding the new generation of Harvington Hellebores.
Penny says “I will bring a selection of plants for sale, including hellebores and Erythronium and possibly others… it depends what I can fit in the car!”