Arthur George Lee Hellyer

Born on the 16th December 1902 – Happy Birthday Daddy – always in my thoughts – constantly feeling proud to be able to call you my father. After the death of his father in 1921 Arthur worked first as a nursery boy for Isaac House & Sons, he then became a propagator, moving on to become their chief salesman.

Isaac’s son James specialised in herbaceous perennials and alpine plants. Arthur and he developed the Causican scabious, introducing several new cultivars, one of which Scabiosa caucasia ‘Clive Greaves is still widely available today.

With that thought in mind I painted a picture of Clive Greaves to honour my father’s birthday.

Scabious caucasia ‘Clive Greaves’

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