Tag Archives: Barry Clarke

Standing room only

In 2010 we started our series of talks and workshops at Hampton Court.  The programme has become more adventurous and this year we added seats for weary visitors to rest their feet and stimulate their minds at the same time.  I was working in … Continue reading

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Tipping Point?

Small and perfectly formed as it was, the size of our marquee restricted the number of Collection Holders able to exhibit with us.  As well as the two covered in a previous post, we were joined by Roger Parsons with his … Continue reading

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Oyez, Oyez….

….the BBC have discovered Plant Heritage.  This week we have had more filming in the marquee than ever before, with Alys Fowler and Jo Swift both buying seeds and commenting on the collections.  Jo made one visitor’s day by signing … Continue reading

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Get thee to a workshop

Continuing our programme of workshops for National Collection Holders we moved out of Surrey up to Stratford-upon-Avon, courtesy of our very good sponsors and friends NFU Mutual.  They provided hospitality and accommodation for two workshops this week, one on Plant … Continue reading

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“Bring flowers…….”

Each week I try to bring into the office some flowers from the garden to fill one of our two vases; one big, one small, neither of them particularly special.  Usually by November I am running out of material, although last … Continue reading

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Not just for jam

Blackberries and raspberries are the most commonly known species in the genus Rubus and this Hampton Court display shows the variety of form and habit using plants from all over the world; China has more than 300 species and more are being … Continue reading

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