Tropical Gardens

Garden Appreciation: Sweetbriar, Ash, Kent

Reading time 16 minutes

  When a new garden opens for the National Garden Scheme it's always exciting, but when that garden has been created by two professional […]

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Fond Farewells

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  If it were not for the soft patter of rain on the skylight above my desk, I might hear a pin drop. My […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2017: Beneath a Mexican Sky

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  Ah, the vagaries of the British weather. Last week: wind and torrential rain, this week: clear skies and temperatures in the twenties centigrade. […]

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A Walk in the Park

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  They say “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy”. In order to avoid falling into the same trap as Jack, […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Megaskepasma erythrochlamys

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Megaskepasma erythrochlamys: Brazilian red cloak It must appear to those less familiar with the plant world that botanists sometimes take the mickey when it […]

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Le Jardin Secret, Marrakech

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  To create a new garden and open it to the public in the space of three years would be a challenge for the […]

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Pretty in Pink: Podranea ricasoliana 

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Draped elegantly over the high walls surrounding Marrakech’s wealthier villas and riads is an elegant climber known variously as pink trumpet vine, Queen of […]

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Opening Pains

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  Had we opened our seaside garden on the usual weekend, this is the scene that would have greeted our visitors. Not bad, even […]

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Plan B

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  I have a problem. With the garden next door out of action and no immediate prospect of gaining it back, I have grown […]

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Return to Eden

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It is May 2000 and I am standing in a long line of chattering, excitable people wearing white hard hats. This is not an […]

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