Rupert and Don are two of our longest-standing trustees, leaving us at our AGM in April 2024, with a total of more than 22 years of service to PlantNetwork between them. We dive in to find out their fondest memories, what they have done for PlantNetwork and how their time as trustees has enhanced their careers.
We catch up with a previous interviewee, Sam Hickmott, in our first ever ‘catch up chat’! Sam is now Head Gardener with responsibility for two stunning National Trust gardens. Sam brings both gardens to life in our brief chat: we challenge you NOT to want to visit both after listening to his descriptions.
Mercy Morris joined PlantNetwork as Administrator in October 2022, We find out more about Mercy’s very varied horticultural career, love of houseplants, National Plant Collection of spider plants and so much more! This interview could have been so much longer had the cafe we recorded it in not been so very noisy…. Apologies for the sound quality.
Joe Clements, Conservation Assistant at the Lowther Estate, tells us about his horticultural training and how useful that is in his conservation role, beekeeping, regenerating farmland and the trials of growing succulents in Cumbria. Could this be the first meeting of the Nigel Brown Appreciation Society too?