The Royal Horticultural Society is in the odd position of opposing a large-scale composting operation. Its garden in Surrey is home to many rare plant specimens that could be put at risk if a potpourri of plant pathogens showed up in the garden clippings that would be sent to the facility. They’re worried about diseases like sudden oak death that could infect woody plants and decimate their collection.
A weird issue for the RHS, which would normally be all in favor of composting, to grapple with. Read more about it on this RHS blog post, (and by the way, Friend of Rant Graham Rice is blogging with the RHS, too), and you can also read the full story here.