Category Archives: Threatened Plants Project

Reading at Reading

Thank you MSc Plant Diversity at Reading, Global Plant Biodiversity and Conservation module, for giving UK & Irish threatened garden cultivars a hearing on Friday. These snaps are from our late morning session, investigating Fuchsia cultivars threatened in cultivation – … Continue reading

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First Threatened list!

We are very excited to publish our first A-Z draft list of Threatened plants. We are now looking to gather information on every cultivar listed, to determine its Plant Heritage Value – is it worth conserving? And meanwhile, keep growing … Continue reading

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Treasure room

In the past weeks you have been invited to discover the wonderful gardens of Norfolk, such as the private garden of the Bishop of Norwich, The Harralds, Bressingham, The National Collection of Fuchsia introduced by James Lye and East Ruston Old Vicarage. Last but … Continue reading

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Woo hoo for Wisley

As The Onion might headline it, ‘Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden grows more plants than other gardens’. The truth is that RHS Garden, Wisley has by far and away the most variety for anyone to see – not just the … Continue reading

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Crocus a-plenty

Thanks to Gillian, you had already discovered the National Collections of Crocus held by Myddleton House in Cambridgeshire and David Stephens in Surrey. This time, I visit another National Collection of Crocus in Surrey, at RHS Wisley. Established in the … 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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Once upon a Pelargonium…

Working on the Threatened Plants Project requires trawling through a lot of spreadsheets and computer data, so I only rarely get mail in the office. Imagine my surprise when I received this in April : This beautiful piece of embroidery, … Continue reading

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