Welcome to our new web site. We’ve rebuilt the old one to make it easier to keep up to date with useful information. Hopefully it looks a bit smarter too. Our thanks go to those who have worked on earlier incarnations of the web site. Please let us know what you think. You can reach the web site editor on It.Admin@SuffolkPlants.org.uk.
The focus at this month’s propagating morning was on hardwood cuttings, as well as plants including climbing Hydrangeas, Cardamon and Polystichum. Propagation days currently take place once a month. Open to members, they are a great way to get involved in plant conservation and to learn new propagating techniques. Click on the ‘propagation’ link for more information , and contact Anne Tweddle if you would like to take part. .
Jim Marshall and Sarah Cook ran a very enjoyable and informative study day on Roses today (27th November 2013). After a short introduction from Sarah, Jim talked about ‘Growing Healthy Roses’ covering; soils, mulching, nutrition, stimulants, pruning, pests, diseases and rose replant. Get these right and get the best from your roses! Sarah followed with an in-depth descussion on ‘Pruning Roses’ including; the aim and general principles of pruning roses, timing and the different methods of pruning for the different … Continue reading →
Two National Collection holders who are members of Suffolk Plant Heritage have won gold medals at RHS Hampton Court this week. Congratulations to Mickfield Hostas and also to Jim Marshall who has the National Collection of Malmaison carnations. Sarah Cook with her collection of Cedric Morris Iris, has won a silver medal. The icing on the cake is that Jim who is vice-chairman of the Suffolk Group has won Best Plant Heritage Exhibit.