Tag Archives: Tale Valley Nursery

Prize Day

The RHS Awards Ceremony held yesterday in the Lindley Hall rewarded several horticulturists associated with Plant Heritage.  James Alexander Sinclair, almost unrecognisable without his hat, compered with great aplomb and humour.  Here he stumbles over the word Rhodohypoxis and asks for … Continue reading

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Putting faces to names

Although my shift working in the cloakroom didn’t start until 1.30 it really was worth getting up at 5 and getting the first fast train to London so that I could be into Chelsea before 7.  I had a quick … Continue reading

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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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Courson comes to Surrey

With its pre-opening breakfast tours of the show for special supporters, Gurkhas orchestrating the traffic with panache and an increasing number of exhibitors, the Wisley Flower show is becoming a major feature in the gardeners’ calendar.  So much so that thirty-nine … 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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“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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