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24 hours later

After freezing at Chelsea on Friday, I was taking no chances on Saturday, even though the sun was shining.  But I needn’t have worried and the cloakroom was there to soak up my extra layers. I was early enough to … Continue reading

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Standing room only

In 2010 we started our series of talks and workshops at Hampton Court.  The programme has become more adventurous and this year we added seats for weary visitors to rest their feet and stimulate their minds at the same time.  I was working in … 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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Chelsea champions

This year Plant Heritage has two centres of operation at Chelsea, the Harry Veitch stand and running the cloakroom, so I have three days working up there.  Although it makes for a long day, on Tuesday I got the 5.50 train … Continue reading

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Meet the Collection Holders

As I said in a post last September, there is a long show season for our Collection Holders and Steve Hickman’s calendar for 2012 proved this to me when I visited him earlier this month.  On Sunday I met up … Continue reading

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Filing fish

June was a bumper month in the RHS Garden magazine with articles on three National Collection holders; Terry Baker’s Digitalis, Evelyn Stevens’ Meconopsis and Henry and Susie Robinson’s Roses.  During 2011 Chris Lane, Sue Martin and Doug Smith have written … Continue reading

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“Bring flowers…….”

Each week I try to bring into the office some flowers from the garden to fill one of our two vases; one big, one small, neither of them particularly special.  Usually by November I am running out of material, although last … Continue reading

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