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Dogwood

According to Chris Brickell in his Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, Cornus is grown for its ‘showy bracts, elegant habit, fruits and colourful autumn leaves’ but at this time of year it is the glowing winter shoots which light up our … Continue reading

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Compendium of Collections

Hilliers took the theme of the Living Library of Garden Plants very literally in their display of the 12 National Plant Collections held by the Sir Harold Hillier Gardens.  A beautifully bound red leather encyclopedia is planted up with  examples … Continue reading

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Friends day

Friends and Life Members of Plant Heritage met with Joanna Jones and me, Gillian, at Newby Hall last week.  We were the guests of Richard, son of our late President Robin Compton and enjoyed a guided walk around the beautiful gardens, … Continue reading

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