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Rare plant of the month – October

If you want to save a plant, share a plant. We know many great plants are out there somewhere and once found, sharing and recording them is so important in conserving them. Talking to National Collection Holder, Judy Barker, about … Continue reading

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Rare plant of the month – August

Dahlia ‘Little Beeswing’ The plants featured on this blog so far have been truly fascinating, however Dahlia ‘Little Beeswing’ has taken us on a quite a journey and has demonstrated the value of the conservation work that Plant Heritage volunteers … Continue reading

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Rare plant of the month: June 2017

Lathyrus belinensis In this instalment of our series, which looks at reasons why we need to be aware of the importance of conserving the rare plants that grow in our gardens in the UK and Ireland, we explore Lathyrus belinensis, a … Continue reading

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AGM & Members Weekend – Harrogate 2017

Many thanks to our Yorkshire group for the wonderful 2017 AGM, based in Harrogate, with some excellent garden visits and talks.  Particular thanks go to Richard Laurence, Cathryn Denby, Dean Lockwood, Simon Crawford and Ruth Wood. Plus many thanks to … Continue reading

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Rare plant of the month: May 2017

Phlox stolonifera ‘Violet Vere’ One of the reasons for writing this series is to demonstrate how incredibly varied the reasons are, for continuing to find and conserve plants cultivated in gardens across the British Isles. Plants are often named specifically … Continue reading

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Debut Daffodil Festival puts Scotland’s Backhouse Daffodils on the map

2017, the year of Scotland’s History, Heritage and Archaeology, was the perfect time to launch Scotland’s first Daffodil Festival. It was held on 15-16 April at Backhouse Rossie Estate in Fife. It was a great success with visitors enjoying woodland … Continue reading

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Rare plant of the month: April 2017

Hepatica transsilvanica ‘Blumenstadt Erfurt’ Welcome to the second in our series of blogs about rare plants growing with Plant Guardians in gardens around the UK. Plants in the genus Hepatica are found across the northern hemisphere from Central Europe to Asia, … Continue reading

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