know if it might help but some years ago now, Barry Findon of Anmore Exotics set
up Wyld Court Rainforest in Hampstead Norreys, near Newbury, in Berkshire,
England. I haven't been for ages but I believe it still operates very
successfully as a commercial/educational tourist attraction with large,
well-landscaped glasshouses stuffed full of magnificent aroids (and other
things, including breeding groups of rare marmosets). I have rather lost touch
with him so all I have is the tel. no: 01635 200221, though I'm sure by now
the place has a website, email etc.
imagine how awful it is to lose such a collection and hope you can manage to
track some or all of the plants.
(Petra is a beautiful name like
Anastasia & similar emotive words!!).
THANK YOU! I am very humbled that
my long searches for Spathiphyllum and Marantaceae into the 80's did some good
and it is nice to be remembered for it. The original
collection of 10,000 plants in Meopham England was passed to ANMORE EXOTICS
over a decade ago but far from keeping it safe they went defunct after paying
me very very little for the results (.10,000 plants) of years of
work. It may be that the species were passed on to a third party
and if so the Collection may be virtually intact. I sent duplicate
plants all over the world but now with email it is very fast to trace
I am privileged to have this mighty
bungalow with a magnificent Classical Music Studio on the prime waterfront of
Dunmannus Bay, West Cork Ireland with the main Durrus Beach in front, no other
residence. I develop the nuclear Collection on this site
this Year and then we will see where and what misguided laser
energies produce. Please, what is Tom's email
address? I wonder if he can lead me to nuclei of species.
My address is Studio Na Farraige (Studio of the Sea), Murreagh, Durrus,
Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland 003532761040. What does Plant Delights
grow? What role do you have in the scheme of thingsYou have humbled me
with your appreciation by writing. Thank You! Have a
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONDERFUL March and on. If you know Spath
Sources, can you spare the time, no hurry as 80 plants have arrived before
time in the past two weeks, and I have yet to finalise culture set ups which
have to be immaculate.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, March 14, 2001 2:44
Subject: Iles & Spaths
Hello Ron...I worked with your lovely Spaths
way back when in my early years at MOBOT...it's always so nice to connect a
person to the plant...and I know I took photos, made herbarium vouchers,
etc. of those Spaths and you can email Tom Croat (hi Tom) if you want more
info on them...welcome back to aroids.
Plant Delights Nursery
9241 Sauls Road