Growing Media Workshop – looking at advances in sustainable and conservation options

Around 30 National Collection holders joined by members of Plant Heritage attended a Growing Media Workshop at RHS Wisley on 19th September 2018 Jim Marshall and Paul Alexander organised the workshop to focus exclusively on growing media and the issues surrounding the industry today, including the use of, and alternatives for peat based growing media.  …

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Have you found all of these yet?

Just a quick thought! I do this every day, researching reports for Collection Holders (and Plant Heritage Groups, botanic or historic gardens)... but did you know about all of these plant collections you can check online? Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Royal Horticultural Society Gardens and Sir Harold Hillier Gardens http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/multisite/multisite3.php Tick the boxes to search …

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Water management and temporary bans on hoses

Given the extremely dry and hot weather we have been experiencing recently, we thought it would be useful to remind you that National Plant Collections are exempt from temporary bans on using hose pipes under restrictions on water use. The exemption for watering National Plant Collections is explained in the Water Use Order 2010, p …

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Plant Health Workshop

Book by 10 April for Plant Health workshop Ponteland, Northumberland - 19 Apr 2018 Full day workshop, including lunch. Kindly organised by our North East group. Talks from: Andrew Kirkwood, Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA): The Work of the Plant Health Inspectorate Pests and Diseases Coming Our Way Katy Hayden, Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh: Keeping Clean for …

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