Monthly Archives: April 2011

Something royal that isn’t the wedding

The Queen visited (sort of) nine National Plant Collections yesterday, when she went to open the new Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. Those wedding flags came in very handy!

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Vacancy for detail-obssessed plant person

Lovely Sarah is leaving us for pastures new, so we will be recruiting a new Threatened Plants Project Coordinator. If you think you could fill her shoes, and help drive this fabulous project on, the details are on our website. … Continue reading

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Allotments

For those of you who hope to  garden, or have your collection on an allotment it may be interesting to look at this. On the top spreadsheet it is second sheet (not the one with the notes) line 137! They … Continue reading

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Alien plants are better for insects than natives – it’s official! – Transatlantic Gardener

Alien plants are better for insects than natives – it’s official! – Transatlantic Gardener. Now this is interesting- I have been wishing for something like this for years!

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RHS Trials Conference

For those of you with money burning a hole in your pockets, the RHS Trials Conference is on in July. They have an interesting list of speakers and topics, though I suspect that some of the debates might get feisty. … Continue reading

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Two interesting events

A conference organised by Garden Organic, aimed at the trade, rather than at amateur gardeners. And for those of you interested in Hedychium, Tom Wood will be doing a talk on Hedychium Hybrids: 6.30 pm, May 18th,in the Garden Hall … Continue reading

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Myddelton House in Enfield / RHS Gardening

Myddelton House in Enfield / RHS Gardening. Good to hear that some gardens are still receiving funding! Though I feel it needs to be pointed out that the garden is already home to one National Collection 🙂

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