He wants independent garden centres and specialist nurseries to donate money from rhododendron sales to help rebuild.
Rhododendrons are Nepal's national flower and rhododendron expert Cox recently returned from a conference in Canada where he launched the North American rhododendron appeal at the various talks. He hopes to roll this out in Germany too, where the largest number of rhododendrons are commercially produced.
Glendoick is donating 100 plants to the appeal which should raise £2,000. Cox said: "It does not have to be this week - the rebuilding will go on for years. But as rhododendrons are in flower now it would be appropriate to get onto it now."
- See www.dec.org.uk.