There were twenty two Plant Heritage members in all at the event hosted at Hullwood Barn on Sunday 2nd of April. Darren Andrews gave an introduction to the International Horticultural Classification system for Daffodils, explaining which species had been used for breeding in each group, and how a knowledge of this is very relevant to the cultivation of Narcissus within each division. Neil Bradfield talked about aesthetic considerations when planting and growing Narcissus, which made everyone think about the plant associations in … Continue reading →
Suffolk’s Collection Holders were invited to use the excellent computer facilities at Suffolk New College during the recent half term break. Plant Heritage has made available a new internet based recording system for their National Plant Collections, and ran a training session at the college with attendees including Melanie Collins from Mickfield Hostas, Sarah Cook, who has the National Plant Collection of Iris bred by Sir Cedric Morris, and Simon Weeks who holds the National Plant Collection of Erysimum (perennial wallflowers). … Continue reading →
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 →