Text and image courtesy of Andrew Gee (Featured Image is one of Gary’s special crocosmia introductions, Crocosmia ‘Fugue’). 

Recently I was reading a plant lists of Gary Dunlop of the former Ballyrogan Nursery, County Down. There were hundreds of plants listed and many of them were his own hybrids. Reading this, has set me wondering – are any members growing plants bred by Gary Dunlop, or bought plants when the nursery was operating?

I’m hoping to build a database of plants bred or named at Ballyrogan, with the intention of listing them on the IGPS website eventually.

I would be very grateful to hear if any of you are growing these, and if you have a photograph, better still! I can be contacted here.