Thursday Digest

Mary from the Hamilton Dahlia Society has been kind enough to send a link to her Flickr page – lots of photos of blooms at the Waihi Dahlia Show on January 16. Enjoy! It turns out my article about Peter Burrell from last Saturday’s paper is available online – they don’t usually put the gardening up but apparently had a request or two for it.

Plant Variety Rights are supposed to act like a patent and stop a breeder’s hard work being ripped off by others, but sometimes it can all go wrong. Abbie Jury has made an interesting post about the case of a well-known Jury-bred plant, Cordyline Red Fountain.

Finally, something productive to do with gorse – a recipe for gorse flower cordial.

Planning a trip to Australia? You might be interested in Open Gardens Australia whereby private gardens open to the public for a small fee. Thanks to the continent’s diverse climate, there will always be an area open. The aim is simply to promote the knowledge and enjoyment of gardens.

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