Monthly Archives: October 2012

Treacle Spice Traybake

I’ve just come back from taking the post to the estate office and it’s cold and windy and almost dark.  What I need now is a cup of tea and a piece of cake, ideally something sticky and full of calories.  … Continue reading

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Changing times

It’s been a great year for the TPP, with your help – every Plant Heritage member and every volunteer. We are going to continue the good work (keep those listings coming), but I will be on maternity leave until next … Continue reading

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Off with their heads

When I told people that I was going to a meeting at the Tower of London their reaction was usually a nervous chuckle- maybe they’ve all been reading the latest Booker winner ‘Bring up the Bodies’.  But it didn’t dampen … Continue reading

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The kindest cut….

… is one made with the sharpest blade.  In his talk to the Surrey Plant Heritage group this week, John Paulding of the British Fuchsia Society likened the time taken to heal an injury to the relative speed with which a … Continue reading

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Plumpton helps out

As the Threatened Plants Project lists and looks for all the rare cultivars in the land, we are so grateful to all the volunteers who are helping. Plant Heritage members in 17 Groups are now listing tens of thousands of … Continue reading

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Lighting the fuse

Lionel de Rothschild’s gardeners used dynamite to blow holes in the ground so that they could plant trees in Exbury Garden.  I learned this useful tip when visiting the garden, reknowned for its collection of trees, spring blossoms and autumn … Continue reading

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