Reminder: Saturday Feb 12th, Michael Marriott

Saturday 12th February – 11.00am

Michael Marriott – ‘The Rose: The Most Garden-Worthy of All Plants’

Michael Marriott was the chief rosarian at David Austin Roses for 35 years. His enthusiasm is infectious and his knowledge of roses is encyclopaedic, especially for species roses, old roses, climbers and ramblers, the best modern roses and, of course, David Austin’s English Roses. He has designed many rose gardens and borders around the world. His own gardens have always been run on organic principles, selecting only the healthiest varieties of roses and using companion plants to attract beneficial insects.

Michael believes that roses are incredibly variable and versatile plants: “Not only can they look even more beautiful in association with other plants, they can also help with reducing pest and disease problems. It is easy to argue that they are the most garden-worthy of all plants.” This talk should persuade even the hardened sceptic that no garden is complete without roses.

From Jenny

HPS Somerset Subscription Reminder

If you have yet to pay your HPS Somerset subscription, and prefer to pay by cash or cheque, please bring your payment to the meeting on 12th February. I will not be there myself, but Stuart has kindly agreed to collect them for me.

I would be grateful if all outstanding subscriptions could be paid by the end of February. Please remember that you also need to renew your National HPS membership.

If you have any queries on your HPS Somerset membership, please drop me an email to My postal address and telephone number are on your membership card, should you prefer to contact me that way.

Jenny Barr
Membership Secretary

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