Daily Flower Candy: Hepatica transsilvanica

Just like snowdrops, hepaticas have recently developed something of a cult following in the UK. A fascination with these diminutive members of the buttercup family is nothing new; the Japanese have been coveting them since the early 18th century. Intense hybridisation since then means there are now over 650 named varieties displaying all manner of […]

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Houghton Lodge Gardens, Hampshire

It came as no great surprise to learn that Houghton Lodge was once voted one of the most desirable houses in England. A letter to the current owners from a passer by, politely offering to buy the house, is framed and displayed in the visitor area. Whilst admittedly cheeky, I suspect it merely commits to […]

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