Tag Archives: Threatened Plants Project

Reading at Reading

Thank you MSc Plant Diversity at Reading, Global Plant Biodiversity and Conservation module, for giving UK & Irish threatened garden cultivars a hearing on Friday. These snaps are from our late morning session, investigating Fuchsia cultivars threatened in cultivation – … Continue reading

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First Threatened list!

We are very excited to publish our first A-Z draft list of Threatened plants. We are now looking to gather information on every cultivar listed, to determine its Plant Heritage Value – is it worth conserving? And meanwhile, keep growing … Continue reading

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Treasure room

In the past weeks you have been invited to discover the wonderful gardens of Norfolk, such as the private garden of the Bishop of Norwich, The Harralds, Bressingham, The National Collection of Fuchsia introduced by James Lye and East Ruston Old Vicarage. Last but … Continue reading

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A Pulmonaria with runners

I have had a place in the Virgin Money London Marathon for over a year, I wasn’t able to run last year, but this year was a perfect opportunity to run for Plant Heritage. I was lucky enough to get this … Continue reading

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Woo hoo for Wisley

As The Onion might headline it, ‘Royal Horticultural Society’s flagship garden grows more plants than other gardens’. The truth is that RHS Garden, Wisley has by far and away the most variety for anyone to see – not just the … Continue reading

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Once upon a Pelargonium…

Working on the Threatened Plants Project requires trawling through a lot of spreadsheets and computer data, so I only rarely get mail in the office. Imagine my surprise when I received this in April : This beautiful piece of embroidery, … Continue reading

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Bark and berries

Two weeks ago, I had the chance to give a talk to Friends of Kew at Wakehurst Place, Kew’s sister garden in Sussex, in the beautiful setting of the 16th century Mansion. The talk was part of a monthly event … Continue reading

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