Tag Archives: conservation

Bark and berries

Two weeks ago, I had the chance to give a talk to Friends of Kew at Wakehurst Place, Kew’s sister garden in Sussex, in the beautiful setting of the 16th century Mansion. The talk was part of a monthly event … Continue reading

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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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Planting the seed for orchid conservation

Initiated in 2007, the OSSSU project (osssu.org) was designed to promote seed collecting, storage and research in Latin America and Asia. 25 countries all over the world are now taking part in the project, but despite the existence of a … Continue reading

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Follow that Dahlia

The Annual Plant Exchange took place at our weekend in Lancaster – a great share out of rare and unusual plants among our members.  Plants were brought from all over the country to be sent to members who had requested them at the … Continue reading

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