Buczacki said: "I am the society stands judge for alpines and orchids and suchlike, and the enthusiasm shown is wonderful. But the anxiety is that not enough young people are joining the specialist societies.
"My worry is they may be interested in plants but they're getting their information from the internet. But do you get comradeship and the friendship of the horticulture community and specialist societies from the internet? For as long as I've been in horticulture and the media, they've been saying that we have to attract more young people. All you can do is catch them at a impressionable age. If that's not done it's hard to start later."