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RHS Herbarium workshop at Wisley

The Botany and Herbarium department at RHS Wisley recently ran a Herbarium Workshop for Collection holders, hosted by Chris Whitehouse, Keeper of the Herbarium, with Barry Phillips and Mandeep Matharu. The importance of Herbarium samples as a permanent record of … Continue reading

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The naming of things

Taxonomy – the classification of organisms in an ordered system that indicates natural relationships. So we know that all members of the ROSACEAE family will exhibit some common characteristics and those of the genus Rosa within this family,will share even more. … Continue reading

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Another great workshop

Another great workshop, thanks to the courtesy of our very good sponsors and friends NFU Mutual.  They provided hospitality and accommodation for our second workshop on Nomenclature, Plant Identification and Classification in Stratford- upon- Avon. Susyn Andrews, Consultant Horticultural Taxonomist, … Continue reading

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Get thee to a workshop

Continuing our programme of workshops for National Collection Holders we moved out of Surrey up to Stratford-upon-Avon, courtesy of our very good sponsors and friends NFU Mutual.  They provided hospitality and accommodation for two workshops this week, one on Plant … Continue reading

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Caecilius est in horto

“The question of nomenclature is always a vexed one.  The only thing certain is, that it is impossible to please everyone.”  (WJ Bean) At school, Latin was always the subject we all loved to hate.  Miss Jackson and five years … Continue reading

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Small is beautiful….

….micro is even better.  So found the participants at a recent highly succesful Micropropagation Workshop given by Ros Smith of Duchy College in Cornwall.  This method of propagation creates new virus-free plants by using uninfected meristem material and is extremely important … Continue reading

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Don’t judge a book by its cover

Early books were bound on the instructions of the purchaser, hence the potential discrepancy between the contents and what is shown on the binding.  (One could almost imagine covering some fluffy chick-lit with a Jonathan Franzen cover nowadays.) This was … Continue reading

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