Blessed with our micro-climate here in Budleigh the gardens are beginning to spring into life and I'm looking forward to seeing wonderful rose-like flowers on all the camellias that I planted last year.
I still feel bad about the ones that I murdered through neglect when we lived on the limey soil of Northamptonshire. Here in East Devon ericaceous plants like rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias flourish like weeds in the acidic soil. But then, so do the weeds in the damp mild climate, as do the slugs and snails.
So gardeners are always busy here, and a popular event in Budleigh Salterton's Public Hall on Saturday 20 March will no doubt be the Gardeners' Question Time organised by the Rotary Club of Exmouth
You can ask your questions and hear the answers and topical gardening tips given by the following panel of experts:
Katie Price, Team Leader at the Alpines and Woodland Displays at London's Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew http://www.kew.org/
Jo Hynes, Assistant County Organiser for the National Gardens Scheme (NGS), North Devon, http://www.ngs.org.uk/
Caroline Keep, local expert and gardening authoress
Questions may be submitted in advance to:
Rotary Club of Exmouth (GQT)
c/o The Manor Hotel
Exmouth EX8 2AG
or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Entry is by ticket only from local Tourist Information Centres, some local Gardening Clubs or by phone on 01395 442590. Tickets cost £4 per person.
All proceeds are being donated to ShelterBox
The event is at 7.00 pm for 7.30 pm start on Saturday 20 March 2010