Monthly Archives: September 2012

More Nursery Tales

Topping and tailing our walking holiday in Devon with visits to National Collections meant a slight detour via Somerset on the way home to visit Jane Passiflora.  No-one in the office knows why she has been thus named, we aren’t … Continue reading

Posted in National Collections | Tagged , , , , , , , ,

Nursery Tales

Another walking holiday in Devon, so another opportunity to visit some National Collections en route.  Tale Valley Nursery at Clyst Hydon was just off the road on our way down to Dartmouth and Chris and Lorraine Birchall welcomed us to see their collection of Rhodohypoxis … Continue reading

Posted in National Collections | Tagged , , , , , , ,

‘Take a closer look’

Librarian to volunteer – “You see those pictures?  Can you hang them together so that they are level and equidistant?” You can see that eventually I managed, but it wasn’t easy, with windows either side, a sloping ceiling and a … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , , , ,

Stowed out

Like keen students returning to school after the summer hols, the September meeting of the Surrey Plant Heritage group was very well attended.  Nuserywoman, author, botanist and lecturer Marina Christopher of Phoenix Plants gave us a whistle stop tour of … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , , ,

Bonnie Scotland – land of the bergenia, begonia and Botanics

Plant Heritage covers an extensive geographical area, and the 58 Scottish Collections particularly are spread over a huge country, so that even within a “local” Group one can travel for three hours to see a Collection. While England was having … Continue reading

Posted in Threatened Plants Project | Tagged , , , ,

Courson comes to Surrey

With its pre-opening breakfast tours of the show for special supporters, Gurkhas orchestrating the traffic with panache and an increasing number of exhibitors, the Wisley Flower show is becoming a major feature in the gardeners’ calendar.  So much so that thirty-nine … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged , , , , , , , , ,

Two awards presented by the Surrey Group of PH to our gardeners of the future

Two awards were presented by Sandra Tognarelli (Chairman of the Surrey Group) at the RHS School of Horticulture – Prize Giving Ceremony on Thursday 30th August in the Wisley Glasshouse.  Wisley Trainee, Elizabeth Mills; and Rosemoor Trainee, Juliet Stubbington, were … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment