NC of Asters (autumn flowering) Picton Garden – visit

With Susan Barley of NFU Mutual (PH generous sponsors since 2003), I was given the most learned and interesting tour of Picton Garden in Malvern, which houses the superb National Collection of autumn flowering asters.  Susan and I were amazed by the mix of colours and combination of planting (acers as a backdrop) that makes this …

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New Collection Holder, Pollie Maasz was one of the stars of the Plant Heritage Marquee at this year's Hampton Court Palace Flower Show with her eccentric daylilies and their even more eccentric names. Pollie has more than 1400 hundred different cultivars of which 435 are in her National Collection. For those of you who didn't …

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