The talks outlined below will be held at Vision Hall, Christ Church, Watling Street, Radlett, starting at 8pm. Entry is £2 and includes tea or coffee and biscuits.
Wednesday, 25 March 2020
‘Aphids (why you can’t kill all of the aphids
all of the time…)’
by Colin Richards
This fascinating talk covers every aspect of the aphids lifecycle, including their predatators and what we should and shouldn’t be doing to control them. The information is based on the latest research by the Rothamsted Institute at Harpenden and ends with some hints for gardeners on aphid control.
Colin recently gave the talk to the Radlett U3A which was well received and as it is right at the beginning of the season, its timing is very appropriate.
After studying economics at university, Colin made his career in computing (no connection at all with his studies) and worked for BT and Rank Xerox. Once retired he joined Watford & District U3A, where he jointly ran the Art Appreciation Group.
He has an eclectic range of other interests such as science, healthcare, local history and marionettes. As well as other talks he is a volunteer speaker for Diabetes UK, a subject close to his heart, although he is not diabetic.
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
‘Gardeners Question Time’
Radlett Horticultural Society’s version of the popular Radio 4 gardening programme answering topical questions on diseases and growing techniques covering flowers, vegetables, shrubs and trees with questions answered by a panel of experts.
Questions will be taken from the audience so come along and test their knowledge.
The details of the panel members have not been confirmed so details will be available nearer the time but will almost certainly include experts from our local garden centres.
Wednesday, 29 July 2020
‘Horticulture – Healing Therapy for Mind,
Body & Soul’
by Anne Luder, Horticultural Lecturer
& Garden Designer
Since the times of the pyramids, horticulture has been used as therapy. Now it has become recognised along with the benefits of gardening and Healing Therapy is available on prescription in some other countries. Anne talks about all sorts of HT as well as her experiences working in this field for over 20 years.
At the beginning of Anne’s horticultural career she spent four years in charge of propagation at a nursery in Essex where many of the staff had learning disabilities.
She retired as a lecturer at Capel Manor College where she specialised in, and expanded the provision of, therapeutic horticulture for people with severe physical disabilities. She concurrently worked as a designer.
Anne now delivers talks and is involved in the landscaping of a Natural Burial Ground in Cheshunt where much of it will eventually be a new British native woodland.
Wednesday, 25 November 2020
‘Flora & Fauna of Mexico.’
Following the AGM there will be a talk given
by the Chairman, Peter Hordern
Peter and his wife, Barbara, travelled to Cuba and seven Central American countries earlier this year and the talk will not only be about the Flora and Fauna of those countries but of the ups and downs of their rather independent form of travel. The talk will be accompanied by lots of photos.
More talks may be added during the year.
Please check this website or emails for details.