Monthly Archives: August 2012

‘Canna help’

Exotic in their looks and important in agriculture as a source of starch, the genus Canna gives us a touch of the tropics in our late summer gardens.  NC Holders of Canna, Keith and Christine Hayward, held their annual Open … Continue reading

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Half crown haircut

This year the National Plant Collection of Wisteria in Surrey was badly affected by a late frost in April, and flowering was non-existent, but the new growth still needed its summer trim.  Summer pruning helps to expose the wood, allowing it to ripen and … Continue reading

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The Shrewsbury Show & the Three Musketeers…

One of the highlights of working for Plant Heritage is visiting Collection Holders and our local group members.  I was therefore delighted when last week I had the opportunity to meet the Shropshire group members who were busy preparing for … Continue reading

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Spiders beware

Storage is always a challenge for us in National Office.  There are peaks when the new Directories, Journals and leaflets are printed, a steady cycle of stationery, long-term storage of our monograph booklets and the once a year stuff used … Continue reading

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Tricolour

When Pollie Maasz was first attracted to Day lilies she thought that she had all that was available – one red, one orange and one yellow.  Twenty plus years on she is a National Plant Collection Holder of more than … Continue reading

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