Watercolour of Anemone coronaria flowers by John P.W. Furse. A Rear-Admiral, Furse retired from the Royal Navy 1959. He made several trips to Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Russia and Afghanistan collecting bulbs many of which he brought back to RHS Wisley. Vice- Chairman of the RHS Lily group, he was awarded the Victoria Medal of Honour in 1965.
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