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That's the question that Jannie Hollins will set out to answer at the next meeting of Tattenhall Gardening Society. Her talk, tonight Wednesday 14 December, is titled "Flowers of the World". Maybe not an obvious link to her garden but it will all become clear on the night, starting at 7.45pm at the Barbour Institute.

For over 20 years, Jannie has been involved in a two-household project to develop the extensive gardens at Tattenhall Hall. She has used her extensive global travels to source — and as a result know how to keep alive — unusual plant varieties for the garden. Many readers may have visited the Hall, open each year under the NGS (Yellow Book) scheme, raising money for charity and offering the chance to buy a wonderful range of garden plants. (Well done to he whole team at "Tatty Hall" for all the work it takes to get the garden ready for these days.)

For those who are new to the area, the pictures included here were taken some years ago but show just some of the garden's glories. Maybe Jannie will be able to tell us the main plants that they feature.

On the 14th, as well as telling us about her plant hunting experiences, Jannie will share the practical challenges of growing her collection in Cheshire, along with tips and ideas for us to perhaps try out. As always, expect the opportunity to ask questions too.

Members can attend for free but non-members are most welcome (£3 entry on the night), and for those who wish to partake, refreshments will be provided. Probably festive too.

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