Monthly Archives: February 2013

Splitters and lumpers

Taxonomically a ‘splitter’ creates new categories based on the differences between plants whereas a ‘lumper’ groups plants by their similarities  assuming them to be more important than the differences.  Mike Byford, National Collection Holder of Helleborus species is on the side … Continue reading

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Showtime

National Collection Holders and volunteers came together this week with staff from Plant Heritage and the RHS to continue planning the 2013 Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.  The RHS are revamping the show creating three zones so that visitors can focus … Continue reading

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Plonkers

‘The challenge of making small gardens and using natives whenever possible’ This was the topic of Laura de Beden’s lecture at the Surrey group February meeting and she started by showing us some of her inspirations; the natural landscape in the … Continue reading

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Jayne’s Day Job

Jayne Newman is one of our regular volunteers in the office here at Loseley Park and has been doing sterling work with Joanna and Vicky on the schedule of Open Days to celebrate our 35th birthday.  However her ‘day job’ … Continue reading

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Spring is sprung

At the RHS show yesterday in the Westminster Halls, with sunshine pouring in through the high windows – spring had arrived. Congratulations to the London Plant Heritage group who won a gold medal for their magnificent display of blooms from members’ gardens. … Continue reading

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Garden Press Event – Thursday 14th February

RED was certainly the colour at the Garden Press Event held at the Barbican last Thursday (Valentine’s Day)! Red roses and pink gerberas were being handed out in great quantity, as were the 10 Plant Heritage new press releases. Jo, … Continue reading

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Keeping warm

Recently it has been sunny enough at lunchtime to venture out into the walled garden at Loseley and enjoy the first signs of spring. Snowdrops under the ancient mulberry tree. The vegetable garden cleared and marked out ready for planting. Pelargoniums … Continue reading

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