Monthly Archives: October 2014

Plants, animals and people

You might remember Gillian’s article earlier this year, “Measuring the Marigolds” on the Dispersed National Collection of Calendula. To celebrate the Bronze Medal awarded to the display at Hampton Court Flower Show in July, a social event was organised a month … Continue reading

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An apple for apple day…or 72 at Clumber Park

Originally posted on National Trust Press Office:
In a nod to apple day, the National Trust’s Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire is celebrating its recent National Collection ‘award’ for its apple collection, making it just one of five collections culinary apples in the…

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A seedy weekend

The Seed Department of the RHS, the Alpine Garden Society, the Cyclamen Society and Plant Heritage set up their stalls in the  gallery of the Wisley Glasshouse this weekend, to offer visitors a chance to get some unusual seed and … Continue reading

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Any colour but blue

This is a good example of why National Plant Collections exist. Dahlias had fallen out of fashion by the time Winchester Growers exhibited their National Collection at the Chelsea Flower Show in 2009, the first time in 25 years that Dahlias had been shown … Continue reading

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