Beautiful Strangers

All Hail The Tromboncino!

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Are you bored of your courgettes being blighted by mildew? Are you receptive to the simple amusement of a provocatively proportioned vegetable? Then tromboncinos are for you!

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Teeming Down at Tremenheere

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Anyone who has spent time holidaying in Cornwall will know that the county’s weather can be relied upon to dictate your itinerary from start […]

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Beginning with Brugmansias

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I’ve been getting increasingly frustrated with myself for posting so infrequently. Okay, so I no longer have a long commute to London and I […]

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Plant Profile: Salvia leucocephala

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Late last summer we paid a flying visit to Dyson’s Nurseries at Great Comp near Sevenoaks in Kent. It was all rather unsatisfactory as […]

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Growing My Own Tree of Life

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For the last three summers I have been growing airplants outside in the Jungle Garden. Secured to the branches of a tree in dappled […]

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Tremenheere Treats

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We were all set to go to the rare plant fair at Tregrehan in Cornwall last Sunday. My train was booked months ago, the […]

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Plant Profile: Strophanthus boivinii

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I started this blog with a clear personal ambition to preserve what I already knew about plants and to encourage further learning. It was […]

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Gardens of Miami No. 1 – The Kampong

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First of all, thank you for your patience whilst I have been away on holiday and taking a short break from blogging. It’s been […]

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My Top 10 Indoor / Outdoor Foliage Plants

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  So I forgot. Today’s the day that the London Evening Standard publishes a feature on neon-coloured foliage and I am not even in […]

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Plant Profile: Solenostemon ‘Henna’

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  My garden is so jam-packed with plants by early autumn that I can barely move around outside. Far from holding plants back, a […]

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