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More Nursery Tales

Topping and tailing our walking holiday in Devon with visits to National Collections meant a slight detour via Somerset on the way home to visit Jane Passiflora.  No-one in the office knows why she has been thus named, we aren’t … 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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Plant Heritage at BBC Gardeners World Live Show 2012

Our West Midlands group in conjunction with some National Plant Collection holders produced the Plant Heritage display at the BBC Gardeners World Live Show 2012, held at the NEC Birmingham. A dedicated band of volunteers led by Madeleine Jones helped … Continue reading

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Snowdrops in the snow

A very pleasant visit to Margaret MacLennan in Essex, to see her Galanthus Collection. The weather was not the most hospitable, but luckily Margaret and her husband were, so it was immense fun. Margaret in her greenhouse, showing us her ‘workstation’ … Continue reading

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Acronyms are not us

I planned to use the title ‘Acronyms are us’ for this blog, but on checking, realised that strictly speaking an acronym is an abbreviation of several words in such a way that the abbreviation itself forms a pronounceable word.  So … Continue reading

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More from Tatton Park

Matthew Biggs has just been on Gardeners’ Question Time talking about the Floral Marquee and the joy of buying plants at big events like Tatton, but also at Plant Heritage plant sales.  You can catch the repeat of this programme on … Continue reading

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