Tag Archives: Rhodohypoxis

Nursery Tales

Another walking holiday in Devon, so another opportunity to visit some National Collections en route.  Tale Valley Nursery at Clyst Hydon was just off the road on our way down to Dartmouth and Chris and Lorraine Birchall welcomed us to see their collection of Rhodohypoxis … Continue reading

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Golden pair

Two collection holders in the PH marquee at Hampton Court won gold medals:  Tale Valley Nursery with their Rhodohypoxis and x Rhodoxis and Bristol Zoo with Caryopteris.  Their displays were quite different, with a gently rising stand of plants from … 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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The shows go on

From RHS Cardiff in April through to Journees Des Plantes De Courson in October, via Chelsea, NEC Gardeners Live, RHS Hampton Court and Tatton Park, 2 Malverns, 2 Harrogates, 2 Harlow Carrs, Ayr, Shrewsbury, Sandringham, Southport, Gardening Scotland, and a few others … Continue reading

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“Plants grown with love”

Jen Gooderham and her daughter Angela Houghton made a beeline for the Plant Heritage Marquee at RHS Tatton Park on the first day of the flower show.  On sale are plants grown by the Cheshire PH group which are good … Continue reading

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Hampton Court Best Show Exhibit 2011 and the best of the rest

Today, on behalf of all the exhibitors, staff and volunteers,  Joanna Jones and I accepted the award for Best Show Exhibit in the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2011 from Stephen Bennett, Head of RHS Shows.  We received a vase … Continue reading

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