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Volume 11

Part 2


In this issue of The Plantsman we hear about the RHS trial of Roscoea, the importance of native pollinators, plant hunting for Borde Hill, the new species Meconopsis bhutanica, overcoming hard seed coat problems for germination, growing Bletilla orchids, exploiting soil microbes, forest flowers of North Carolina, and establishing Erica. Additionally, the plantsperson biography is on Richard Nutt, a generous and endearingly eccentric plantsman. See the contents list below and enjoy the free articles.


  • Roscoea on trial - Richard Wilford
  • The importance of native pollinators - Jeff Ollerton
  • Plant hunting for Borde Hill - Helen Harrison
  • A new species of blue poppy - Toshio Yoshida & Christopher Grey-Wilson
  • The problem of hard seed coats in seed propagation - Philip McMillan Browse
  • Growing Bletilla Jeff Hutchings
  • Soil microbes- a natural asset - Geoff Dixon
  • Forest wildflowers of North Carolina - Lucy Hart & Katie Price
  • The effect of moisture and temperature on establishment of Erica - Tijana Blanusa & Tianjie Lu
  • Richard Nutt - Ruby Baker

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