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 and x Rhodoxis.  Flowering was finished for the year but we were able to see …

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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 the plants to use in your autumn plantings.  Very keen to provide a safe haven …

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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 a Bank Holiday weekend, I travelled up to this year’s All-Scotland Groups meeting. Hosted by …

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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 presented with the Plant Heritage Award for attaining the highest marks in the Plant Identification …

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