09Jul New Fuchsias - The Floral Magazine 1880


Plate 426. NEW FUCHSIASIf the signs of improvement in the Fuchsia are less marked than they were twenty years ago, it is because the average standard of excellence is high, and advances are less striking than they were before the quality of the flower was so much improved.  But as…

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08Jul Fuchsia, Lye's Favorite - The Floral Magazine - 1880


If perfection may be said to have been attained in the case of the Fuchsia, it is applicable to the variety now figured.  Raised by Mr. J. Lye, of Clyffe Hall Gardens, Market Lavington - the foremost exhibitor of Fuchsias in the West of England, and a most successful raiser - it has been warmly welcomed by the cultivators of Fuchsias in that part of the country, and awarded a First-class Certificate of Merit.


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07Jul Fuchsia, Crimson Globe - The Floral Magazine - 1879


Plate 371.  FUCHSIA, CRIMSON GLOBEThis is a very fine exhibition and decorative variety, raised by Mr. James Lye, Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington, Wilts, and distributed by him last spring.  Our illustration is from a spray plucked fram a plant of good size, which displayed to the greatest advantage the handsome…

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06Jul New Fuchsias - The Floral Magazine 1878


A full belief is the decorative value and high-class merit of the new Fuchsias raised by Mr. James Lye, Clyffe Hall Gardens, Market Lavington, induces us to give another illustration of some of the leading varieties he has produced.  Fuchsias have many uses, but the two leading methods in which they are utilized are as exhibition and decorative plants.


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05Jul New Fuchsias - The Floral Magazine 1877


The group of new varieties of Fuchsias forming this plate are part of a batch of fine seedlings raised by Mr. James Lye, gardener to the Hon. Mrs. Hay, Cliffe Hall, Market Lavington, Wilts. Mr. Lye is a well known in the West of England as an exhibitor and cultivator of Fuchsias, and the specimen plants he is in the habit of exhibiting at Flower Shows at Bath, Trowbridge, Chippenham, Calne, and at other places are remarkable for their splendid size, superb growth, and wonderful floriferousness.


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04Jul Harper & Debbage wins Silver at RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show, 2017


Harper and Debbage is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a Silver for our second exhibit of our Plant Heritage, National Plant Collection of Fuchsia Cultivars introduced by James Lye at the Royal Horticultural Society’s, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show (4th to 9th July) 2017.Our concept this year…

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03Jul New Fuchsias - Journal of Horticulture and Cottage Gardener - 1899


NEW FUCHSIASThe revival of popularity which Fuchsias now enjoy as bedding plants lends interest to the work of those few raisers who from time to time put into trade new and distinct varieties.  Of these raisers few have during the past thirty years presented for cultivation more or better varieties…

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15Jun Nursery Catalogues and Horticultural Publications


We are looking for old Nursery Catalogues and Horticultural Publications from the 1850’s to the 1970’s to assist with our research into James Lye and his Fuchsias.If you have any Nursery Catalogues and Horticultural Publications that you would consider donating to our archive, or you would be happy to send…

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22Mar Plant Heritage announces Brother Bursary winners for 2017


Kristopher Harper is delighted to announce that the National Plant Collection of Fuchsia cvs.(introduced by James Lye) has been awarded Brother bursary this year.The Bursary given by Brother UK, provides financial awards and plant labelling machines towards projects to help develop National Collections, and is judged by a panel of horticultural expertsCollection…

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19Dec Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2017


We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting our National Plat Collection in the Floral Marquee at the Royal Horticultural Society’s, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 4 – 9 July 2017.Come and find us at stand 278.This exhibit will be in the Plant Heritage zone of the Floral…

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05Jul Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016 - Bronze Award


For the first time we exhibited a floral display of our Plant Heritage, National Plant collection of Fuchsia cultivars introduced by James Lye at the Royal Horticultural Society,  Hampton Court Palace Flower Show in July (5th – 10th) 2016.Our concept for our first ever RHS Show exhibit was to display…

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28Apr James Lye’s Grave Discovered


We always knew James was buried in Market Lavington churchyard, from the parish burial register (deposited at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre) but extensive searches of the graveyard had failed to locate his grave. We learnt that recently a book containing positional information for some burials had been given…

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14Feb Funeral Announcement - James Lye – The Devizes & Wiltshire Gazette


Lye – Feb. 3rd at Sunnyside, Easterton, James Lye (for many years a faithful servant to the late Hon. Mrs. Hay, Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington), aged 75 years – Funeral at Market Lavington, Friday, 3pm. From: The Devizes & Wiltshire Gazette, February 14, 1906.  p.g.94.

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14Feb James Lye’s Obituary - 1906 - The Gardeners Chronicle


James Lye. – On Saturday last, at a ripe age, a victim to paralysis, there passed away at Market Lavington, Wilts., a gardener in the person of James Lye, who had the warm esteem and regard of a wide circle of friends, and who had made for himself a good…

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19Dec Exhibiting at Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 2016


We are pleased to announce that the Collection will be exhibiting for the first time in the Floral Marquee at the Royal Horticultural Society’s, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show 5 – 10 July 2016, as part of the Plant Heritage displays highlighting the diverse range of National Plant Collections.[The full…

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