Hampton Court 2020 (Cancelled)

We were looking forward to attending the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in July, due to Covid-19 the RHS intially decided to postpone the show until September, which would have still been a lovely time to exhibit our Plant Heritage, National Collection of Fuchsias, introduced by James Lye. On 15th June, the RHS announced that due to the continued uncertainty about events amid the ongoing Covid-19 situation, they had made the difficult decision to cancelled the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, supported by Viking. The RHS have are planning to hold the show in 2021 (5-11 July). In

Fuchsia Gall Mite

Quick facts Common Name:  Fuchsia Gall Mite Scientific name:  Aculops fuchsiae Origin: Brazil Plants Affected: Garden and Greenhouse fuchsias. The fuchsia magellanica variants seem to be particularly sensitive to the mite. Early Symptoms: Thickening, distortion, hairiness and possible colour changes. Main Symptoms: Growth at the shoot tips becomes swollen and distorted, often with a green or reddish discolouration. Flowers are also deformed or fail to develop fully. Most Noticeable: During May to September/October Map of reported cases in UK: This online map which is maintained by Derek Luther (of the British Fuchsia Society) highlights cases reported to him across the

Animal & Plant Health Agency: Introduction of Plant Passports

Designed to create traceability of the origins of the plants sold and strengthen biosecurity controls across the EU. In October 2016, the European Union (EU) adopted Plant Health Regulation (EU) 2016/2031, which came into force on 14 December 2019 to all EU member states, including the UK. As this regulation entered into force in 2016 it was carried over into UK legislation under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This regulation covers the sale of plants through mail order but not to plants we sell directly at flower shows or plant fairs. We have decided to issue Plant Passports with all of

Royal Norfolk Show – 2015 – Floral Bronze Medal

Royal Norfolk Show success – The Collection staged its first ever judged horticultural display at the Royal Norfolk Show, which was held on the 1st & 2nd of July. The display was built on the 30th of June, with the help of Jordan Allison, a student from Easton and Otley College, ahead of judging which took place on the morning of the 1st of July. The display received a ‘Floral Bronze Medal’. [The full press release is available here] (7 July 2015)