Monthly Archives: February 2012

Looking for lilies

One of Plant Heritage’s newest Collection Holders, Madeleine Tinson  is looking for help to track down plants missing from her Collection. Mylnefield lilies were bred by Chris North in the 1960s and 70s at the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) … Continue reading

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Another great workshop

Another great workshop, thanks to the courtesy of our very good sponsors and friends NFU Mutual.  They provided hospitality and accommodation for our second workshop on Nomenclature, Plant Identification and Classification in Stratford- upon- Avon. Susyn Andrews, Consultant Horticultural Taxonomist, … Continue reading

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Icon – a person or thing regarded as a representative symbol or as worthy of veneration (OED) Themes came thick and fast at Andrew Fisher Tomlin’s recent talk for the Surrey group: not surprising really considering his portfolio career as … Continue reading

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Lavandin, Lavender and Linalool

On one of the coldest and nastiest days in February I and a few other hardy souls attended the Kent Group AGM, in the charming village of Hollingbourne.  The AGM itself was over in minutes, leaving us with the main … Continue reading

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Follow the crowd

Like getting out of the Underground at Sloane Square during Chelsea week, we didn’t need directions to Brandy Mount in Alresford.  We just followed the line of determined and well wrapped up enthusiasts making their way to see Michael Baron’s … Continue reading

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Our new connection

The Garden Press Event was held at the Horticultural Halls last Thursday with over 70 companies represented and many well known faces in the gardening world seen walking the aisles – such as Roy Lancaster, Joe Swift, Pippa Greenwood, Matthew … Continue reading

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Snowdrops in the snow

A very pleasant visit to Margaret MacLennan in Essex, to see her Galanthus Collection. The weather was not the most hospitable, but luckily Margaret and her husband were, so it was immense fun. Margaret in her greenhouse, showing us her ‘workstation’ … Continue reading

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