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Red labels return

Given the interest sparked by red labels at last year’s annual Plant exchange, they made a great return this year, highlighting even more threatened plants. The rules haven’t changed though : plants tagged as “Endangered in Cultivation” are rare commercially … Continue reading

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RHS Herbarium workshop at Wisley

The Botany and Herbarium department at RHS Wisley recently ran a Herbarium Workshop for Collection holders, hosted by Chris Whitehouse, Keeper of the Herbarium, with Barry Phillips and Mandeep Matharu. The importance of Herbarium samples as a permanent record of … Continue reading

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Around the world in 15 metres

Worldwide Conservation was the tall order brief for our central feature given to garden designer Claudia de Yong – and all in a garden 15 metres long.  After months of research into the plants and sourcing them, Claudia and Mick … Continue reading

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Red Labels on Boxing Day

Not a strong drink, but a definite exchange of goodwill – this year with a twist, as the Threatened Plants Project met the Plant Exchange. Threatened Plants? Fifty-six different genera of lovely garden plants have now been analysed (see full … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Some of you may know that I have been helping the gardeners here at Loseley Park to label the plants in their wonderful walled garden.  Starting with the rose garden I had a fascinating trip through rose history while researching … Continue reading

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Magpie descends on the offices of Brother UK!

After 6 years of Brother UK sponsoring Plant Heritage, Jo finally made the trek north and visited all the Brother team in their offices in Audenshaw, Manchester.   True to form, Jo came away with more than she took.  Not only Brother … Continue reading

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The naming of things

Taxonomy – the classification of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships. So we know that all members of the ROSACEAE family will exhibit some common characteristics and those of the genus Rosa within this family,will share even more. … Continue reading

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