Gardening Expert John Negus is our man 'on the road' - visiting gardening clubs and WI groups (and even cruise ships), dispensing his broad gardening knowledge (and some great Haxnicks prizes too!)
Trained at Wisley Gardens and Merrist Wood Horticultural colleges, photo-journalist John Negus (Dip. Hort. Wisley) enjoys sharing his passion for gardening and other outdoor pursuits.
Specialising in trees, shrubs and climbers, he lectures regularly, with slides, at gardening clubs, W.I.s and many other societies. He is a member of the Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire and Kent Federations of Judges and Lecturers… and is on the R.H.S. list of Speakers.
He answers e-mail and ‘snail-mail’ queries for ‘Amateur Gardening’, broadcasts regularly on Radio Surrey and Sussex - as well as escorting groups around gardens. His gardening talks are legendary and great fun, well worth attending (and not just for the prizes)!
~ J O H N N E G U S ' G A R D E N I N G T A L K S ~
|JULY: "Winchester Horticultural Society were a wonderful audience for my talk ‘Gardening with Flair’ – how to make your plot riveting all year round. Afterwards, I conducted a fun quiz in which the winner left with a Haxnicks Giant Easy Micromesh Tunnel.
It’s ideal for keeping crops free from pests."
JUNE "After a spirited chat to the Crawley Down, East Grinstead Gardening Club about growing vegetables well, I presented a quiz in which the winner left with a Haxnicks Pest & Wind Barrier.
Invaluable for creating an enclosed area in which a wide range of crops can be speedily grown, it’s a great ally."
|JUNE "After chatting to spirited members of Capel, Surrey W.I. on the pleasurable challenge of planting to colour your garden all year round, I conducted a fun quiz in which the winner was delighted to receive an innovative Haxnicks RollMix Composter, a clever device which accelerates the conversion of garden waste into humus."|
|JUNE "At a recent Masonic meeting at the Concord Club, Farnborough, Hampshire, where I was talking on making herbaceous borders more appealing, I conducted a quiz in which the winner left with several packs of Haxnicks Cane Toppers – invaluable for guarding against eye injuries when gardening. Well done Haxnicks for stocking what gardeners want!"|
|MAY "After chatting to the Alton Hampshire Gardening Club on Conservatory Plants, I conducted a fun quiz in which the winner left with a pack of Haxnicks Rapid Root Trainers and Cane Toppers."|
APRIL "A wonderful old village hall at Dunsfold in Surrey saw me chatting to the local Hort. Soc. on Wisley Gardens.
After the talk, I presented a fun quiz in which the winner left with a pack of Haxnicks Root Trainers, ideal for germinating sweet peas and many other seeds… and cuttings, and pack of Cane Toppers, which guard against eye injuries when you are working close to your plants."
APRIL "A joyous chat to the Fairlands, Worplesdon, Guldford Hort. Soc. about flowers of the Austrian Tyrol, found me concluding my talk with a quiz in which the winner left with a splendid Haxnicks Easy Tunnel Giant micromesh insect barrier.
Well done Haxnicks for supplying what all gardeners need!"
APRIL "After chatting to the Old Basing, Hampshire W. I. on ‘Twelve Months of Colour’, I concluded with a fun quiz that saw the winner leaving happily with a Haxnicks Giant Net Easy Tunnel.
The Haxnicks mail-order catalogue is packed with all you’ll need to garden well."
MARCH "After chatting to the Christmas Pie, Normandy, Guildford W. I. on colour in the garden, I conducted a fun quiz in which the winner left with a splendid kit of Haxnicks’ Root trainers – ideal for sweet peas and other long-rooted plants – and a pack of brightly hued cane tops. Well done Haxnicks for stocking what gardeners really need!"
|After chatting to the Kempshott, Basingstoke Gardening Club on conservatory and house plants, I conducted a fun quiz in which two winners left with a Victorian cloche – so good for protecting frost-tender plants – and cane tops that guard against eye and face injuries’|
Haxfact: John's hobbies inlcude gardening, photography, walking, climbing and cycling!
If you would like to find out more you can visit the John Negus web site by clicking here.