March meeting – Talk by Billy Stott “Travels of a Horticultural Student”.

We welcomed local nurseryman, Billy Stott, to our March meeting.  Billy gave us a very interesting talk about the nurseries, farms and gardens both in the UK and abroad that he visited as part of his studies for a Degree in Commercial Horticulture.  It was fascinating and illuminating to learn how plants were raised on a large commercial scale and how robots and machines could do the seed sowing, potting, feeding and watering of thousands of plants in a very short space of time. Members had the opportunity to buy spring plants including snowdrops from Billy and shrubs that he had raised in his newly opened nursery in Stokenchurch.  We wish him lots of luck with his new venture.