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Colin Evans is a Horticulturalist and has spent much of his life working in many aspects of Horticulture and the Media. He’s written for consumer magazines, newspapers and trade and professional journals. When he completed his formal Horticultural training he worked for a Multinational Agricultural Chemicals Company as a research botanist experimenting with, and developing new chemicals for both the commercial and domestic Gardening markets.
During this time he was also a member of a team developing a growing system which eventually became known as hydroponics, which, is simply growing plants without soil. Instead, the plants are supplied with nutrients via a Self Watering System which is now used to grow commercial crops worldwide.
He ran his own Horticultural Landscape Design, Construction and Maintenance Company specialising in both large Commercial and Domestic Exterior and Interior Garden Schemes using both Exotic and Tropical Plants.
He is also a Radio and TV presenter with many live and recorded programmes to his name, and lectures and runs Horticultural Courses. He has appeared on many Gardening Road Shows as a regular Expert panellist and his Media work includes that of Presenter and Reporter on live studio shows and outside broadcasts, including, The Chelsea Flower Show, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show and BBC Gardeners World Live and appearing in Gardening Programmes for Granada TV, Sky BSB and RDF Productions.
Colin’s relaxed and professional style makes him somewhat unique in that he has a firm belief that being an entertainer with a humorous and light hearted delivery is the way to get the message across.
He is used to dealing with large groups be it in a lecture room, hall, theatre or out and about looking after the keen and not so keen Gardeners on Guided Tours.
Colin not only knows much of the theory but has had great experience putting that theory into practice which makes him able to use a wealth of knowledge, practical advise and inspiration during his talks.
“MY CAREER IN THE HORTICULTURAL MEDIA”
I will give you a heads up on how TV & Radio Gardening programmes are put together and broadcast, and a light hearted insight into just what goes on behind the scenes, and what some of us really say off air on Outside Broadcasts.
“FRUIT, VEGETABLE & SALAD CULTIVATION”
If you have ever wanted to know how to grow your own fruit, Vegetables and Salads using simple methods then find out which are the easiest to cultivate and harvest. Soil preparation, fertilizers and fighting pests and diseases are all covered here.
Houseplants grace rooms all over the world and can add colour and decoration to any home. From Flowering to Foliage Plants, find out the few basic rules to keep your prized specimens looking like those seen at the local Botanic Garden.
“MOTH ORCHIDS IN ALL THEIR GLORY”
They have to be the most popular indoor plant of the twentieth century. From White Flowering types to the darkest deepest colours, Moth Orchids ( Phalaenopsis) bring that rain Forest feel to any environment. Learn about their origin and how to grow them and start your own collection.
“CREATIVE & SIMPLE GARDEN DESIGN”
Have you ever wanted to design your own garden. My talk will get you started with basic idea's and to how to implement them. From easy to maintain gardens right through to those of you who want to spend all your spare time in a garden.
“TREES, SHRUBS & GROUNDCOVER PLANTS”
There are hundreds of thousands of plant species to choose from, but which will grow best in your garden. Learn which ones to choose and how to select the best types from flowering trees and shrubs to the varieties of plants with the best foliage shape and colour. This is a great talk for those who are replanting an existing garden to those who are creating a new one.