Our friend Tom
We are always delighted to hear news of the irrepressible Tom Hart-Dyke. Last year he gave a most inspiring talk at our homeowner event and those of us who have visited Lullingstone Castle and seen his highly original World Garden will always prick up our ears when we hear his name spoken. He must be thrilled to bits that one of the rare plants - a Banana Passion Flower - he collected in Darien Gap just weeks before being kidnapped in 2000 has flowered for the first time. He is now off to search for more rich and rare plants in the Cape Verde Islands. We wish him every success and much look forward to seeing new and unusual blooms in his wonderful garden next year.