Monthly Archives: September 2013

Myth busting

Through a staff member, Plant Heritage Surrey Group was lucky enough to receive money from the charity arm of The Times to train 10 of our members on propagation courses with nurserywoman, author, botanist and lecturer Marina Christopher of Phoenix … Continue reading

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Winterbourne Botanic Garden, part of the University of Birmingham, and holders of two National Plant Collections was the venue for the Western Region Coordinators’ meeting.  As we had done in the South West, we used this opportunity to do some … Continue reading

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Cycling to Amsterdam

London to Amsterdam – three days by bike and one day to return by minibus;  an amazing experience.  Fifteen riders – veterans of the Dragon Ride, London to Amsterdam in 24 hours and even Lands End to John O’Groats in five … Continue reading

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Day three dawns

I have not slept as well as I did last night for a long time.  But I am now awake and getting ready for my last day of the Silverwood Challenge. Yesterday was magical.  The sun shone, the roads were … Continue reading

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Where is Gillian?

Today’s text was received from Philip, Gillian’s husband, who is driving one of the support vans while Gillian cycles on her Silverwood Challenge. It details her first (very long) day on Friday. Heavy rain forecast Sleep surprisingly well Leave at … Continue reading

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Did the Romans ride bikes?

In Sussex they may well have done so judging by the statues on the Centurion Way.  This cycle route runs from West Dean to near the Roman Palace of Fishbourne on the outskirts of Chichester and provides a welcome alternative to … Continue reading

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