This website aims to give you information about my
collection and the plants themselves. It is intended not only to provide
basic information for the interested amateur but also to provide
material for the more serious researcher. I hope that you will be able
easily to find the information you want and that you will share some of
my enthusiasm and passion for these beautiful and interesting shrubs. If
you do not find what you are looking for, please
My collection has been built up over thirty years. It was
registered with NCCPG and given National Collection status in 1991. In
1999 it was promoted to
Scientific Status. It was nominated for the Brickell Award in
both 2003 and 2004. I withdrew the collection from NCCPG in 2004.
The first National Collection of
established by Duncan Donald at Chelsea Physic Garden in London and
developed by Fiona Crumley. I worked closely with Chelsea in a mutually
supportive and very fruitful collaboration. The collection at Chelsea
was withdrawn, but most of the living collection was saved and used to
supplement another private collection in very capable hands.
My collection includes wild-collected species and natural hybrids,
man-made hybrids and garden cultivars, including many I have bred myself.
I do not have the space to produce plants for sale, but I am glad to
supply cuttings and welcome enquiries from nurseries interested in
acquiring new or superior cultivars for sale.
I have contacts with fellow
enthusiasts in several countries, especially France, and welcome new
contacts with fellow enthusiasts.
N.B. The publication of an important article has
profound implications for the names by which many of the plants are
Demoly, J.-P. - Notes
taxonomiques, chorologiques et nouveautés nomenclaturales pour le genre
Cistus L. élargi, incluant Halimium (Dunal) Spach
(Cistaceae) in Acta Bot. Gallica 153(3): 309-323 2006
This article proposes the inclusion within Cistus
L. of Halimium (Dunal) Spach and therefore also of
x Halimiocistus with major consequences for nomenclature.
Click here for
to cistus and
Except where credited, the photographs are my own amateur work. More
photographs can be found in the publications referred to on the
published works page.
The photographs and text on this website are
copyright. Permission must be sought before any use is made of my
photographs or text.
The collection is in my private garden and I do not have public open
days. Visitors would normally be welcome by prior arrangement only. Please
telephone or email well in advance. Morning is the best time to
visit, as each day's flowers usually drop their petals by late
afternoon. The best time is usually late June/early July, but varies
from year to year.
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