Monthly Archives: July 2012

Rich pickings

I have been on leave from work for the last week to do some gardening and prepare for a party on the Opening Night of the Olympics.  Favoured by the first decent weather of the summer, the weeds were almost … Continue reading

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Poisonous party

A visit on a sunny afternoon (at last!) to the Royal College of Physicians in Regents Park where the London Group held their summer party. A delightful venue for a party, with quite exceptional catering and service.  We were entertained … Continue reading

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Roundup

Not the weedkiller, but a miscellany of pictures from the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2012.  A huge thank you to all our sponsors, supporters and volunteers for working with us to make the show a great success for Plant Heritage.  … Continue reading

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Standing room only

In 2010 we started our series of talks and workshops at Hampton Court.  The programme has become more adventurous and this year we added seats for weary visitors to rest their feet and stimulate their minds at the same time.  I was working in … Continue reading

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Tipping Point?

Small and perfectly formed as it was, the size of our marquee restricted the number of Collection Holders able to exhibit with us.  As well as the two covered in a previous post, we were joined by Roger Parsons with his … Continue reading

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Golden pair

Two collection holders in the PH marquee at Hampton Court won gold medals:  Tale Valley Nursery with their Rhodohypoxis and x Rhodoxis and Bristol Zoo with Caryopteris.  Their displays were quite different, with a gently rising stand of plants from … Continue reading

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Oyez, Oyez….

….the BBC have discovered Plant Heritage.  This week we have had more filming in the marquee than ever before, with Alys Fowler and Jo Swift both buying seeds and commenting on the collections.  Jo made one visitor’s day by signing … Continue reading

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