Tag Archives: Fuchsia

Reading at Reading

Thank you MSc Plant Diversity at Reading, Global Plant Biodiversity and Conservation module, for giving UK & Irish threatened garden cultivars a hearing on Friday. These snaps are from our late morning session, investigating Fuchsia cultivars threatened in cultivation – … Continue reading

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Backgarden Conservation

James Lye (1830-1906) achieved fame through his success in developing Fuchsia cultivars capable of being grown in large pyramids – a popular feature of Victorian gardens and exhibitions.  His skill was in combining strains which flower at the end of … Continue reading

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Is that a…..?

Going around a garden with a bunch of National Plant Collection Holders is a joy for anyone interested in plants.  They can get excited about the fiercest looking plants the rarest and the most precarious We were at Overbecks in … Continue reading

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The kindest cut….

… is one made with the sharpest blade.  In his talk to the Surrey Plant Heritage group this week, John Paulding of the British Fuchsia Society likened the time taken to heal an injury to the relative speed with which a … Continue reading

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Yorkshire Hospitality

Ginger parkin or carrot cake was the choice when I arrived to visit the Fuchsia collection held by Jack and Joan Lamb.  News of our fondness for cake is obviously catching on.  Fortified after my long drive up from Surrey … Continue reading

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