Plant Profile: Buddleja speciosissima

I am a sucker for a rare or unusual plant. Give me a packed table at a plant fair and I will spot the rare treasure from a mile off. The plant may not be pretty, cheap, or suitable for my garden, but I shall probably buy it; not simply because I can, but because […]

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Thorny Subjects – Paro to Thimphu

Before I start waxing lyrical about the botanical delights of Bhutan, which are plentiful, I should firstly point out that our trip is not officially a botanical one (to keep the peace with Him Indoors), and secondly that much of my botanising has had to be carried out from the back of a four wheel […]

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Summer’s Fiery Finale

Coming out of the tube station after work tonight it was already getting dark. It was just 7.30pm, a sure sign that summer is over and autumn is upon us. I live for summer, so struggle to come to terms with the shortening days and the prospect of winter. But it’s far from over in […]

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