Tag Archives: Surrey Plant Heritage

Day out – part 2

Ramster is even closer to home than Woolbeding and I have often driven or cycled past and thought that I must visit.  The gardens were laid out in 1890 by local nursery Gauntletts of Chiddingfold, to showcase their imports of plants … Continue reading

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Day out – part 1

The Surrey PH group organised a trip to Woolbeding and Ramster as part of their summer programme of activities  – two gardens within easy reach of Guildford, but I hadn’t visited either of them. Woolbeding was given to the National Trust in … Continue reading

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A pound hole for a penny plant

I had never heard this expression before Monday evening when it was used by Kevin Hughes in his talk to the Surrey PH group about Woodland Gardening.  The truth of the saying – concerning the importance of preparation, can apparently allow plants, … Continue reading

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A rose by any other name

The Hebe is dead, long live the hebe. For anyone with a smidgeon of taxonomical knowledge, or even a passing interest in plant names, the subtleties of this statement will be self explanatory.  Hebe, in italics, with a capital H … Continue reading

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Myth busting

Through a staff member, Plant Heritage Surrey Group was lucky enough to receive money from the charity arm of The Times to train 10 of our members on propagation courses with nurserywoman, author, botanist and lecturer Marina Christopher of Phoenix … Continue reading

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“It’s all in the preparation”

I don’t work on Mondays so I was able to join the Surrey group last week for another in their series of propagation workshops, this time on soft-wood cuttings.  It was one of those warm days that keep reminding us that it is summer … Continue reading

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The dam bursts

With lots of pent up plant buying demand from the miserably cold Easter and April, the Surrey Plant Heritage Plant Fair stood a reasonable chance of doing well.  But add a healthy dose of sunshine, a Bank Holiday weekend and … Continue reading

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