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.  The gardeners Dean, Mark and Thomas gave us a tour around the gardens and the …

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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. Sophie and I popped over to support the event.  We talked to customers about the …

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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 outcrops in Surrey and at Denbies Wine Estate on the outskirts of Dorking, the geography …

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