Annual report for 2017

If you have not already sent one in 2017, we would love to receive your Annual Reports for this year. Do let us know about any developments to your collection(s), exciting projects that you have been involved with, visits that you’ve had from other growers or success at shows that you have attended. You can also…

Plant Exchange 2018

It is time to start thinking about the 2018 free Plant Exchange.  We would like to encourage Collection Holders to propagate and share plants from their collections into the Plant Exchange. It is also an opportunity for you to request desiderata plants which may be grown by members. Group Offers and Wants have to be…

RHS Survey on Honey Fungus

The RHS has launched the Honey Fungus Hunt, a web-based survey to encourage members of the public to submit records of honey fungus in UK parks and gardens. Honey fungus is the common name of several species of fungi within the genus Armillaria. Honey fungus spreads underground, attacking and killing the roots of perennial plants and then decaying the…

International Congress for Conservation Biology: is horticulture a conservation problem or solution?

The 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology was held from July 23rd to 27th in Cartagena, Colombia. A session entitled “Tackling over-collection of wild plants – is horticulture a conservation problem or solution?” included the six talks listed below: Lauren Gardiner (Conservation Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew): The stamp-collector’s dream: are private horticultural collections species’ saviours or drivers…

New issue of the Cultivated Plant Taxonomy newsletter

The new issue (Issue 5) of the Cultivated Plant Taxonomy newsletter edited by HORTAX is available to download from this link: http://www.hortax.org.uk/cpt-newsletter Articles include: Information of the launch of new taxonomic journal, the Journal of Cultivated Plant Diversity. Recent changes to International cultivar registrars (ICRAs) New editions of the Lists of Names of Woody Plants and Perennials…