January 2018 – Chris Thomas group planting demonstration

Our first meeting of the year and we got off to a great start with a good turn out. Firstly thanks to Chris for making the trip down to Devon to talk to us all. It was great to have his take on the process. We were taken through the preparation of the trees for planting as a group from the horticultural care though the styling of individual trees to their final placement and relationship to each other within the planting. Chris gave us a couple of smaller examples before taking on a large slate with 11 trees. This however ended up being a couple of trees light as it was decided to amend the plan for the visual good of the group! He also took time through the afternoon to give some critique of some of the members’ trees, feedback which was gratefully received. Again thanks to Chris and to Craig who accompanied him on the trip. Hope to see you at our show in Exmouth this year!

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