Plant Health – an update on Xylella

Xylella fastidiosa is a damaging bacterium whose symptoms include leaf scorch, wilt, dieback and plant death. It has caused significant mortality to olive trees in southern Italy and has been found on ornamental plants in Corsica, southern France, Germany and Spain. X. fastidiosa is transmitted by insects such as spittlebugs. If found in the UK, Xylella could have devastating consequences…

Insurance for Collection Holders

As National Collection Holders, you are protected by Plant Heritage’s public liability insurance for injury and/or property damage suffered by third parties while visiting your National Collections. This includes personal injury to members of the public, including food poisoning arising from food consumed at the Collection opening, but does not include injury to paid staff of NCH, or…

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…

Free Workshops

We have a number of upcoming workshops for Collection Holders: SEED WORKSHOP: 15 Sept 10am-12.30pm at RHS Wisley, Surrey PHOTOGRAPHY: 28 Sept 10am-3.30pm at Holehird Gardens, Cumbria HERBARIUM: 16 Nov 10am-3.30pm at RHS Wisley, Surrey We also currently arranging workshops in Micropropagation, Botanical Art, Plant records and Plant Health, and will keep you informed when these are finalised. To book a place on…