I'm very sorry to notify Bob's many friends and colleagues in the CP community that he passed away a few days ago, after a long illness. He was perhaps best known for discovering S. x 'Adrian Slack', describing S. purpurea ssp. venosa var. burkii f. luteola, breeding S. x 'Scarlet Belle', running World Insectivorous Plants, and creating the Carnivorous Plantation. In all of these endeavors he was aided by his wife and close friends. Even while gravely ill, his enthusiasm for carnivorous plants was undiminished. He remained determined to create new hybrids, build more greenhouses, and improve his extraordinary collection.
I have never met anyone like Bob. He lost 1500 nursery flats of cp's in a flood, and *still* had the largest private collection I am aware of. He loved every carnivorous plant wholeheartedly; he was as eager to propagate D. capillaris as he was to propagate S. x 'Adrian Slack'. His motto was "ATW"--"All the way!" He had grand visions and he worked tirelessly to achieve them. Directly or indirectly, I believe just about everyone in the hobby has a plant that passed through Bob's hands.
p.s Rich Yelland, if you are reading this, please email me at email@example.com