Monthly Archives: December 2011

Look back at 2011

Christmas Eve; I hope you have enjoyed this daily Advent calendar of posts.  As a round up of the year I have dipped into our pool of images and plucked out the following as a taster of 2011.  Most of the events … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

We would like to send you best wishes for the festive season and a happy and healthy New Year.  Thank you for your support of plant conservation during 2011 and we are all looking forward to the challenges for 2012. … Continue reading

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The Holly and the Ivy

It was only when I looked up the lyrics of this well known carol, that I realised that despite top billing in the title, ivy doesn’t get a mention past the first line.  I had been trying to remember what ivy … Continue reading

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Salopian Supper

Recently Genevieve Melbourne Webb, our Executive Officer, made the trip to Shrewsbury in order to attend the Shropshire Group AGM.  She was welcomed by Margaret Owen MBE, Vice President, and Elizabeth Bacon, Chairman.  The AGM itself is held in the … Continue reading

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Christmas anagram agony

It is the week before Christmas and those of you who are not working, digging or ordering seeds may require a little something to stretch your mental muscles with. Below are some anagrams with a festive theme; but I warn … Continue reading

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Queen Mercy

On a very cold Friday morning, Genevieve headed into London to attend the award ceremony for the Plant Conservation Officer’s graduation as a Master of Horticulture – also known as “Mercy’s coronation”. The Master of Horticulture Award is the Royal … Continue reading

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Festive Greenery

A couple of years ago my sister and I braved the snow and tortuous bends of Box Hill to go to a National Trust workshop on Christmas decorations.  Since then, inspired by what we had learned, we have met up in … Continue reading

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