Spaces left for our free Herbarium Workshop

We have a couple of remaining spaces for our Herbarium workshop to be held at RHS Wisley, Surrey, on  Thursday 18th May.The workshop will take place from 10am to 4pm, with lunch and opportunities to practice with the RHS Herbarium team. To see what you can expect on the day, have a look at the blog …

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Brother Bursary awards

Eight bursaries have been awarded this year to Collection Holders in partnership with Brother UK. Now in its ninth year, over 80 Collection Holders have benefited from the Brother Bursary – a total bursary figure of £18,000. Awards were made to assist in the areas of pest and disease management, plant display and protection, promotion, …

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DNA identification of fruit cultivars

FruitID is a volunteer community project started in 2009 to help with the identification of heritage fruit cultivars and their conservation. The website is home to a catalogue of apple varieties, with comprehensive information and pictures: http://www.fruitid.com To help with identification, they are running a DNA Fingerprinting project in collaboration with East Malling research institute …

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RHS Top 10 pests and diseases for 2016

The RHS has published its Top 10 list of plant pests and diseases reported by gardeners to the advisory service in 2016: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/advice-blogs/help-and-advice/March-2017/2016-pest-disease-top-10 Top 10 pests: 1. Slugs/snails 2. Vine weevil 3. Fuchsia gall mite 4. Glasshouse thrips 5. Woolly aphid 6. Tortrix moths 7. Box tree moth 8. Rosemary beetle 9. Viburnum beetle 10. Ants Top …

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PlantNetwork events for 2017

PlantNetwork, the national network of botanic gardens, arboreta and other documented plant collections in Britain and Ireland is organising a series of events for 2017: Annual conference 2017 ‘Connecting gardens; engaging people’.  - 26-27 April 2017, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Plant records training day and Mount Stuart garden visit  - 3-4 May 2017, Mount Stuart Garden, Isle …

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