Monthly Archives: June 2013

Secretts

Hampshire were playing away on Saturday in Surrey, visiting Secretts Garden Centre near Guildford.  Alan Pullen had worked for the Secretts family for 58 years and has recently retired – so this was to be his final official tour of the … Continue reading

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Eastern Wisdom

I hear and I forget; I see and I remember; I do and I understand. Chinese proverb Even with the cool weather we are having this year, a visit to a NC of snowdrops in June would seem a little … Continue reading

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Swimming in roses

Mottisfont, with its National Collection of roses, is an easy run from Joan Taylor’s garden in Romsey.  After the cold spring the roses are just coming into their prime, a couple of weeks late, and should be at their best … Continue reading

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“When in doubt….

….plant a geranium” Words attributed to Margery Fish because of the versatility of this genus.  Geranium Rozanne was voted as Plant of the Century at Chelsea this year, so obviously a lot of gardeners agree with her. I’ve had a few … Continue reading

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“It’s all in the preparation”

I don’t work on Mondays so I was able to join the Surrey group last week for another in their series of propagation workshops, this time on soft-wood cuttings.  It was one of those warm days that keep reminding us that it is summer … Continue reading

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Trustee trip

One of the roles of the Trustees, who oversee Plant Heritage, is to act as a key contact for the various groups, ensuring the views of the local members are heard at Board level. As a result, one of the … Continue reading

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A taste of New Zealand

My colleagues had warned me about the notouriously bad weather of Yorkshire….but this is the view I was greeted with in late April. Not that bad, right? For my first trip up there, I attended the Annual Meeting of the … Continue reading

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