Monthly Archives: May 2012

Chocaholics Paradise

It’s Mercy’s birthday today and as she is not known for her cake baking skills, Genevieve did her bossly duty and brought in a chocolate caterpillar to celebrate the day.  and Vicky brought in some cup cakes left over from her son’s … Continue reading

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“Best in show…..

…after the plants”  comment from visitor collecting a bag at the cloakroom. For the last 5 years, through all the vagaries of the British climate, Plant Heritage volunteers and staff have manned the Chelsea cloakroom.  This isn’t the loos as … Continue reading

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Chelsea champions

This year Plant Heritage has two centres of operation at Chelsea, the Harry Veitch stand and running the cloakroom, so I have three days working up there.  Although it makes for a long day, on Tuesday I got the 5.50 train … Continue reading

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The Green Knight

Fourth generation nurseryman Harry Veitch (1840-1924) was knighted 100 years ago for his contribution to horticulture and the Devon Plant Heritage group are commemorating Sir Harry in their display in the Floral marquee at Chelsea Flower Show. The story starts … Continue reading

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Red Labels on Boxing Day

Not a strong drink, but a definite exchange of goodwill – this year with a twist, as the Threatened Plants Project met the Plant Exchange. Threatened Plants? Fifty-six different genera of lovely garden plants have now been analysed (see full … Continue reading

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Follow that Dahlia

The Annual Plant Exchange took place at our weekend in Lancaster – a great share out of rare and unusual plants among our members.  Plants were brought from all over the country to be sent to members who had requested them at the … Continue reading

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Loo with a view

Holehird Gardens in Windermere are run by the Lakeland Horticultural Society and this was our first garden visit on the recent Members’ weekend.  Founded in 1969 these gardens have been developed, managed and maintained exclusively by volunteers.  The site has … Continue reading

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