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The RHS Jul 12
Aristolochia pallida, a herbaceous perennial commonly known as birthwort was collected around 1787 by John Sibthorp as part of the production of the most expensive book to have ever been published ‘The Flora Graeca Story’.
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Garden and Gardening May 17
RT from The_RHS It grows best in, moist but well-drained pH-neutral sand and loam on a south-or west-facing sheltered aspect. This specimen was collected in 2011 for the RHSWisley Herbarium.
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Garden and Gardening Mar 15
RT from The_RHS If you missed it earlier, you can listen to BBCGQT, where plantmadman discusses some of the we have in our collection with fjd65 and WSYherbarium - including'The Profitable arte of Gardening' by Thomas Hill. 👉 …
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Garden and Gardening Mar 15
RT from The_RHS John funded and co–funded with us, plant hunting trips, where plants such as rhododendrons and magnolias from these trips form the now grade II listed garden collections at Caerhays Castle and RHSWisley.
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The RHS May 31
Hydrangea macrophylla ‘Joseph Banks’ was introduced to Europe in 1789 and now has over 500 cultivars, a number of which recently featured in an RHS Trial. This flowering shrub originates in the mountains of Japan and prefers some shade and a cool temperate climate.
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The RHS Jun 28
Pringlea antiscorbutica, the Kerguelan cabbage was collected by Charles Darwin’s closest friend, JD Hooker during his voyage to the Antarctic 1839-1843. JD Hooker described the taste as stale cabbage, with the root tasting like horseradish.
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The RHS Jun 14
Known as the ‘Prince of Alpine Gardeners’, Reginald Farrer collected Berberis arido-callida during the 1914-1915 expedition to Kansu, China. A plant from Farrer’s original collection number, still grows today and is currently flowering!
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