Robin Attrill
Wed, 10 Jul 2002 15:46:51 PDT
Dear all,             
             For those who do not know me I am an industrial 
chemist, I live in Essex, UK and am originally from the Isle of Wight. My 
horticultural interests are wide but share a common thread in that I aim to grow  plants that I like by providing conditions to suit them, rather than choosing plants to suit exisiting conditions. I  regard myself as a plantsman, not a gardener - 'garden design' is not a concept that I can identify with - and I never believe the accuracy of the name on any packet of seeds until I see the end result!             
             My main geophyte interests are the genus Romulea, 
and the cormous Oxalis  of southern Africa and the Americas, but I also grow 
Lachenalias, Leucocorynes, Haemanthus, and a number of other genera under glass including species Pelargoniums. In the open garden I grow other 
interests  including Paeonia, Tulipa, Narcissus and  cultivars of 
Papaver Orientale. In general I like most  flowers with the notable 
exception of double-flowered  Snowdrop cultivars!             
             Outside of horticulture my interests are also 
natural history orientated, particularly the birds, dragonflies and hoverflies of the Isle of Wight.             
             Best Wishes             
             Robin Attrill             

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