Free workshop on Phytophtora

Please find below an invitation to a free workshop on Phytophthora organised as part of the Phytothreats prokect. On behalf of the Phyto-threats project (‘Global threats from Phytophthora species; Understanding drivers of emergence and opportunities for mitigation through nursery best practice’: https://www.forestry.gov.uk/fr/phytothreats) I would like to invite you to attend a stakeholder workshop to be held at…

Rare plant of the month blog series

Have you noticed our new series of posts featuring rare plants that have been registered into the Plant Guardian scheme? The first four posts can be accessed via these links: June 2017: Lathyrus belinensis May 2017: Phlox stolonifera ‘Violet Vere‘ April 2017: Hepatica transsilvanica ‘Blumenstadt Erfurt’ March 2017: Lambertia formosa Do let know us if there are any plants that…

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…

2 new chapters of the upcoming BGCI Manual published

Two new chapters of the upcoming BGCI’s Manual on Planning, Developing and Managing Botanic Gardens have been made available here: http://www.bgci.org/news-and-events/news/1361/ Chapters 5 focuses on plant records: accessioning, labelling and management systems. Chapter 6 covers the horticultural management of plant collections: plant sourcing, biosecurity, propagation, establishment and maintenance.

“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…