Violet Cox’s Thank you

I would like to say thank you for all the lovely cards and many tributes paid to my beloved husband, Derek. It all happened so suddenly and we were not really prepared for it.
Derek was a lovely man, well-liked by everyone he met. He was a true plantsman whose horticultural knowledge knew no bounds. He so enjoyed writing his articles in Stn about his own garden and the plants he grew, many of them quite rare.
When out and about, he would often get stopped by someone who needed help with a gardening problem and Derek would gladly advise them on how to care for their plants. He loved talking to people – whether he knew them or not!
Derek will be greatly missed by all who knew him but will live on in everyone’s memories.
Violet Cox