Saturday, August 14, 2010

We Lose the King

In memory of the great Jim Archibald, whom many people agree was the present world's finest plantsman, who died this week. He and hıs wife Jenny are responsible for a vast enrıchment of plant materıals collected from the world over and delıvered to Botanic Gardens and private collections the world over. My heart absolutely sank when I read it- I was plannıng to visit him ın Wales ın the comıng months to see hıs work and thank hım for beıng so generous to me and the horticulture world.

You certainly made an impressıon on thıs young horticulturist, Jim. May you garden ın heaven and show them how ıt's done.

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