Last night plant hunter Tom Mitchell from Evolution Plants took us on a wonderful journey in search of plants.
Again he outlined the risks that Plant Hunters face.
It was amazing to see Dwarf Iris, Snowdrops, Cyclamen, Daffodils and Chionodoxa in their Natural Environment.
These include scraggy slopes high up on mountainsides.
The views often include stunning landscapes of snow clad mountains and clear blue skies.
At present I have a bowl of small Iris on a table in my garden.
I will now be able to imagine them in their original setting.
It is worthwhile to extend our plant knowledge beyond what we see at the nursery.
Plant Hunters collect seeds and then spend years growing the plant ready for general sale.
Tom will be on his way back to Turkey today to further his quest for plants.
Good luck Tom and do take care!