RHS Workshop on Pests & Diseases

The RHS is organising on September 19 at Wisley a Pest and Disease professional day. It will cover diagnosis, identification and control methods available for common and damaging pests and diseases, including practical diagnostic workshops. Information about potential pest and diseases coming to the UK. Lectures and workshops led by RHS specialists.  CPD BASIS points applied …

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Specialist advice for newspaper column

A request from The Telegraph columnist Lia Leendertz, who is looking for specialist advice to share with readers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/authors/lia-leendertz/ If you would like to higlight plants from your collection and specific growing tips, please email your ideas via this link: Lia Leendertz Last month I asked here for specialist nurseries' contributions to my  column in the Telegraph …

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A Collection Holder’s publication on Arthur Bliss Irises

Collection Holder Anne Milner has written a book on her ancestor Arthur J Bliss, a famous Iris breeder from the early 20th century. It contains numerous photographs and  some wonderful watercolours by Fern Harden. The book is due to be published on August 28th, but can already be pre-ordered (ISBN: 9781785892981). To find out more about the …

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Jstor & digitised herbaria

As Collection Holder, you are entitled to access JSTOR, one of the leading worldwide digital libraries for botanical journals and books: http://www.jstor.org/ But did you know you are also able to visualise thousands of digitised herbarium specimens from over 300 institutions worlwide via the separate platform Jstor Global Plants http://plants.jstor.org/ To obtain your access code, email me at collections@plantheritage.org.uk

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“Know something about plants? Share it around”

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/gardening-blog/2016/jun/06/know-something-about-plants-share-it-around?CMP=fb_a-lifeandstyle_b-gdnlifeandstyle An interesting post by blogger and National Collection Holder of Banksia, Robbie Blackhall-Miles, about the importance of sharing plant knowledge: "Plants that were once commonly cultivated in the UK have fallen out of favour, and the knowledge of how to grow them is lost. Yet those snippets of information could change the world" Collection Holders …

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Can you contribute to Plant Heritage Journal?

A message from Plant Heritage's new journal editor, Clare Hogan. "I'd like to hear from groups and collection holders who have any contact at all with students. Part of the Plant Heritage remit is education so I'd be keen please to publicise any contacts with students, from bursaries, to work experience, talks, etc. Please could …

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