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'A Walk in the Garden' with Simon Rickard

Our regular host, Stephen Read chatted to supergardener Simon Rickard on Saturday 26th September as he toured his sub-alpine garden in Trentham. 

Click on the link above to watch Simon showing us his bulb collection and explaining how to successfully use bulbs to complement other garden plants. Simon recommends gardeners use bulbs as a 'garnish' in the garden - listen out for his 'fresh basil on pasta' analogy!

You'll see plants Simon has sourced from all four corners of the globe, including some you won't see much elsewhere because they're too hard to propagate or too slow growing to be of interest to the horticultural industry.

You'll hear Simon's tips on layering in the garden, and fascinating facts behind the Latin names of many of the plants he shows us.

Simon also recently judged our September 'Beautiful Bulbs' competition - read all about his picks in our news story Beautiful Bulbs Competition - winner announced!

We have more Instagram Live events coming later in the year - keep your eye on our What's On page for further details.

You'll find the full video recordings of all of our past Instagram Live events on our Past Garden Openings page.