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“Backhouse-raised Daffodils of National Importance – a race against time” – Caroline Thomson, Rossie Estate.
19th February, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
This is a joint meeting with the SES Plant Heritage Group.
Caroline and husband Andrew run the Rossie Estate in Fife. She is a member of the Quaker Backhouse family who, over a period of 100 years, through three generations of Backhouses, created a National Collection of daffodils. The collection and cultivation had a huge impact on the growing and preservation of these important and rare species. It has commercial significance – Britain supplies 90% of the world’s daffodil needs.