Devon Group Plant Talk

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Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pinus devoniana

Written by Mr Malcolm Pharoah

During my trip to the north island of New Zealand last autumn, I visited the National Arboretum called Eastwood Hills - a huge hilly area 20 miles from Gisborne which has been planted up with an eclectic mix of trees from around the world.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

What's In A Name?

Written by Mr John Carter

A little over a year ago a charming horticultural journalist called Ambra Edwards asked to write an article about our National Collection of Water Irises. It was to appear in the prestigious magazine Gardens Illustrated in the July of 2014.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Artemisia ‘Powis Castle’ AGM

Written by Dr John Twibell

The story behind this well known Artemisia cultivar and its synonyms. 

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Astilbe "Amerika"

Written by Mr Malcolm Pharoah

Probably the main requirement when holding a National Collection is to make sure the plant you are growing is the true plant. Having had the Astilbe collection for over 20 years the accuracy of the naming of the plants has often been in question.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Phlomis longifolia var. bailanica

Written by Ms Beth Smith

Phlomis longifolia, var. bailanica is a very garden worthy species recorded as longifolia by Boissier & Blanche in 1859 with the subspecies bailanica being named by Vierhapper (1915) and Huber-Morath (1958).

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Cyclamen balearicum

Written by Mrs Jo Hynes


Cyclamen balearicum is one of the less well known and seldom grown species in the subgenus psilanthum, or repandum group, of the genus Cyclamen.