Garden Speakers

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Jane Allison

Robert Barlow

Dorothy Clive Garden Team

Christine Ffoulkes Jones

Paul Green

Marguerite Hughes and Sue Gillon

Kim and Rob Hurst

Anthony Norman

Rob Potterton

Dr. Steve Reynolds

Jack Willgoss

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Dr. Steve Reynolds

Steve as he is known to his gardening friends is one of the Shropshire and West Midlands region's experts on plant problems, principally garden pests, diseases and disorders.

Now retired after 35+ years as a research plant scientist / senior University academic, he is in the process of completing a massive computer database on his expert subjects, which is being used by many gardening celebrities and writers, garden centres and award winning nurseries.

A very popular speaker on the circuit, Steve travels widely; lecturing and running "What's Up Doc?" Plant Clinics at flower shows around the UK. He has featured at Gardener's World Live, Southport Show, the Llangollen Gardening Show, Midlands Summer Gardeners' Weekend. In 2009 he will be featured at Royal Welsh Show Buith Wells.  You will be able to meet Steve at our new Plant Hunters' Fair at Arley Arboretum in 2015

Contact Details:

Hawthorn Bank, 
Nr. Clun,  
Shropshire SY7 0HP

Phone: 01588 660 618
Mobile: 07929 303 425

Steve holds his popular "What's Up Doc" plant problems clinic at Dearford Lake in 2014 - see him at our new fair at Arley Arboretum in 2015

Steve's repertoire includes:


Playing the Plant Detective - Plant Troubleshooting

Effects of Climate Change on Pests and Diseases

Foliar Pests and Foes - The Gardeners' Woes!

Fascinating Fungi in the Garden and Glasshouse

Hidden World of Disease-Producing Microbes

Frankenstein Foods: GM Crops - Friend or Foe?

Vexing Viruses - The Good, The Bad and The Ugly!

Signs of Hunger - Nutrient Disorders.

Demonstration Talks:

"The Answer Lies in the Soil" - the meaning and measurement of soil pH. Soil acidity and alkalinity problems and their correction. Liming practices.

"Clubbing It on the Cabbage Patch" - growing "Greens" (Cabbage family)

What's Up Doc? Plant Clinics:

Allotment Garden Vegetable and Fruit Clinic

Fuchsia Clinic

Rose and Flower Clinic

Glasshouse and Conservatory Plant Problem Clinic