An Island in Bloom and a Bridge Too Far

While the January storms rage outside it is a good time for me to catch up on a little reading. Next to my bedside table is a stack of magazines, books and newspaper articles that would be condemned if it were a building. Their colourful pages vie daily for my attention and rarely get it, but last night, at long […]

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Plants in Detail – Banksia grandis

Looking for all the world like a giant loofa or an anaemic bearskin hat, this is the impressive flower of Banksia grandis. The proud plant it belongs to was displayed for everyone to admire at the Hampton Court Palace Flower Show by Trewidden Nursery of Cornwall. Commonly known as the Bull Banksia or Mangite, it […]

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