Tag Archives: Scientific National Plant Collection

Lavenders blue…..

Dr Simon Charlesworth is the latest recipient of the Brickell Award for the excellence of his scientific National Collection of Lavandula and he received his award from Chris today at Hampton Court Press day. Despite quoting Spike Milligan who in an acceptance speech said “I … Continue reading

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Following the torch

Jacobs Ladders and Sky Pilots, romantic names for Polemonium, type genus for the family POLEMONIACEAE.  Along with three other family members, Collomia, Gilia and Leptodactylon and the beatnik grass, Hakonechloa they make up the quintet of National Collections held by Dianne and … Continue reading

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Loo with a view

Holehird Gardens in Windermere are run by the Lakeland Horticultural Society and this was our first garden visit on the recent Members’ weekend.  Founded in 1969 these gardens have been developed, managed and maintained exclusively by volunteers.  The site has … Continue reading

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Follow the crowd

Like getting out of the Underground at Sloane Square during Chelsea week, we didn’t need directions to Brandy Mount in Alresford.  We just followed the line of determined and well wrapped up enthusiasts making their way to see Michael Baron’s … Continue reading

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Sedums in Stakeford

Little did I know when I was growing up in Northumberland that I was living a few streets away from a future National Plant Collection Holder and a Scientific collection holder at that.  So my homing instincts took me straight to the right … Continue reading

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