Bursary for RHS shows exhibits

Are you interested in displaying your collection for the first time at an RHS show in 2018? The RHS offers a bursary scheme designed to help first-time exhibitors that have not staged nursery exhibits at RHS Shows before. This fund enables owners of nurseries and plant collections who wish to exhibit at an RHS Show to…

Brexit and horticulture

The government has indicated an intention to use the Great Repeal Bill to translate into UK law items of EU law, where applicable. However, it is important to note that until Article 50 is triggered and the withdrawal process starts, it is impossible to know with certainty what the consequences of Brexit will be on…

New digital herbarium launched

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/lmsu-oot012317.php The Lomonosov Moscow State University in Russia has launched a new digital herbarium, featuring extensive collections of flora from Eastern Europe, Siberia and the Far East, Crimea, Caucuses, Mongolia, African and South Asian countries. At the moment the herbarium contains over 500,000 digitised specimens of 9,000 plant species. To search for specimens, please visit the herbarium website here:…

A request for Digitalis material

Our Collection Holder Terry Baker (The Botanic Nursery) is currently working on a monograph of the genus Digitalis. He is also intending to build up a digital photographic database and produce herbarium specimens. To this end, he is looking for material (seeds or plants) from reliable, wild collected sources for the following species: Digitalis chalcantha Digitalis thapsi…

Nursery resilience against Phytophthora

A workshop was held in October 2016 at the headquarters of APHA (Animal and Plant Health Agency) on ‘Improving nursery resilience against threats from Phytophthora’. A report on the workshop, as well as copies of the presentations are available here: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/BEEH-AGMJ6R The workshop was part of a collaborative research project, PHYTOTHREATS, involving seven institutions from across Britain, which…