National Viola and Pansy Society Newsletter Spring 1996

News from the Nurseries


Many of you will be aware that this Nursery is closing. Jean and Wally Adams have been good supporters of the Society and produced fine displays each year at many of the leading shows including Shrewsbury and Southport. We wish them both a long and happy retirement.

The National Collection of Violas.

Mr Richard Cawthorne has now retired. the collection has been taken over by Mr M May. I believe that Mr May plans to display the collection at his Nursery from which a catalogue is available. Write to :- Planta Vera, Lyne Hill Nursery, Lyne Crossing Road, Chertsey, Surrey KT16 0AT.

Another Source of Exhibition Varieties

'Down to Earth', 55 Beresford Terrace, Ayr, Scotland, KA7 2HD.

Malcolm Macgregor lists a number of Shows, Fancies and Exhibition violas in his catalogue. Supplies, as ever, are not unlimited.

Chamberlains Nurseries:

Ledbury Road, Newent, Gloucestershire GL18 lDL.

In a recent letter, Mr Terry Chamberlain mentioned that his family nursery grows around 400,000 pansies and violas including the Ultima and Velour series. They also grow Chalon. I quote, "...if anyone would like any cultural chemical spraying or help with composts, l would hopefully be able to help."

Bedding Violas

Two nurseries that specialise in bedding varieties :-

Bouts Cottage Nurseries, Bouts Lane, Inkborrow, Worcs WR7 4HP.

Elizabeth Macgregor, Ellenbank, Tongland Road, Kirkcudbright, Scotland DG6 4UU.

Spring 1996

Editorial News Pot Culture Spreading The Word
Exhibition Violas on Shallow Soil The Future Staging for beginners Nursery News
Species Maintaining a collection

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