Monthly Archives: November 2012

“What have plants ever done for us?”

‘EVERYTHING’ No spoiler alert needed – this was how Timothy Walker started his recent lecture for the Surrey PH group – just in case anyone dozed off and missed the talk.  Timothy is Director of the Oxford Botanic Garden and I … Continue reading

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Some of the ‘Gems of the Scheme’… plans for PH marquee at HCPFS 2013

Images taken during a recent visit to Leeds City Council Parks and Gardens – holders of 11 National Collections. We were all stunned by the Solenostemon (Coleus) Collection in their greenhouses – in particular the Solenostemon ‘Kiwi Fern’ caught our eye.  … Continue reading

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Coffee time

Joanna is always full of ideas for fundraising and when she noticed that her favourite clothes shop has a monthly sponsored charity it didn’t take her long to persuade Debi, the owner, to host a coffee morning for Plant Heritage. … Continue reading

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Terroir

Terroir – that untranslatable French word which encompasses the geography, geology and microclimate of a vineyard and contributes to the characteristics of the resultant wine.  The chalk layer which rises to the surface to produce the vineyards of Champagne also … Continue reading

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