Day trip to Devon

The second Collection Holder Meeting of the year, held at the very lovely Marwood Hill Garden. While not at its best in the pouring rain at that precise moment, I can heartily recommend it for a little later, when all the magnolias that were heavily in bud have flowered.

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A very good meeting, in the cosy atmosphere of the cafe, there was much discussion of collection scope, labels, and long-lost cultivars found in Latvia. This is an interesting theme which I would be curious to know if other Collection Holders have experience of? At least two collections (Astilbe in Latvia, and Hyacinthus in Lithuania) have found plants lost to cultivation in the UK behind the erstwhile Iron Curtain, and it would be interesting to know if there are more examples.

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Plant Conservation Officer for Plant Heritage
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