Monthly Archives: June 2011

The tension is building

Jo is on site at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show but still directing activities here at National Office.  Where to get an A2 sheet laminated, today? (Difficult) How much bottled water do we need? (Enough for a bath)  How are … Continue reading

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A Collection a Day…..

Inevitably my good luck with the weather had to run out and my visit to Weardale was under pewter skies and fairly steady rain.   Rachel Etheridge’s collection of Geranium has been on my list of ‘must sees’ since I read the … Continue reading

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Sedums in Stakeford

Little did I know when I was growing up in Northumberland that I was living a few streets away from a future National Plant Collection Holder and a Scientific collection holder at that.  So my homing instincts took me straight to the right … Continue reading

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A Cornucopia of Collections

National Plant Collections of Aster novi-belgii, Chrysanthemum, Delphinium, Phlox, Primula auricula and Solenostemon are to be found at Temple Newsam Estate on the outskirts of Leeds, managed by Leeds City Council.  Five more collections (Deutzia, Hemerocallis, Hosta, Philadelphus and Syringa) are held … Continue reading

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Friends day

Friends and Life Members of Plant Heritage met with Joanna Jones and me, Gillian, at Newby Hall last week.  We were the guests of Richard, son of our late President Robin Compton and enjoyed a guided walk around the beautiful gardens, … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Hospitality

Ginger parkin or carrot cake was the choice when I arrived to visit the Fuchsia collection held by Jack and Joan Lamb.  News of our fondness for cake is obviously catching on.  Fortified after my long drive up from Surrey … Continue reading

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Sweet Peas in Sussex

Heaven is a field of sweet peas. And this is what you get when you visit Roger Parsons’ National Plant Collection of Lathyrus  held near the Sussex coast south of Chichester. Every hue of red, pink, lilac, blue, purple and … Continue reading

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