Hello Everyone. My name is Andy Houghton from Evesham in the UK. I have been growing plants for as long as I can remember. My interest only took off about 7 years ago when I changed jobs, and gained a job at a rare plant nursery near here. I then became interested in growing bulbs. Unfortunately the job lasted 3 years, and Im back growing millions of bedding plants for a living, but my interest in growing bulbs has become a passion bordering on an obsession. Luckily I have an understanding family, who forgive my obsession. My main interest is in all amaryllids, so much so that I have recently become the National Collection holder of Hippeastrum Hybrids here in the UK. I have also just taken over Dave Fenwick's Amaryllis belladonna collection. I am also growing plenty of other bulbs from different genera ie Arisaema, Brunsvigia, Boophone, Haemanthus,Rhodophiala and Bearded Iris. Ive also recently started to plan a dahlia garden on the allotment we have. I don't think my wife will be too impressed when she sees how many Dahlias I'm planning on planting! My main reason for joining this list is for information. I am trying to find info about Les Hannibal and his breeding work with Amaryllis. Ive got a good range of hybrids that formed a large proportion of Dave's collection. I'm just trying to find more info about these hybrids, where they ended up etc. If anyone has any information they would like to share, I would be most grateful. The second request is for information about Fred Meyer. There are a lot of Hippeastrum hybrids that he bred, but I don't think there is a comprehensive list of which hybrids he bred, what they looked like, where they ended up and where they are now. I would like to maybe have part of the collection devoted to Fred Meyer hybrids, so any information out there would also be gratefully received. I hope you are all well Many thanks for reading this Regards Andy Houghton In a cold wet Evesham, threatening to snow again tonight !