Postcards from Hanoi

I am so happy to have visited Hanoi at last. Please enjoy these vintage-style postcards, a product of my iPhone, Snapseed and too much time spent on aeroplanes!

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Vietnamese Yellow Apricot Blossom

Dien Hoa village, in a central province of Vietnam, has become famous for growing bonsai apricot trees. Before the Lunar New Year many people visit the village to choose an apricot tree to decorate their home during the New Year festival, known as ‘Tet’. A 10 year old bonsai can cost thousands of dollars and […]

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Confucius, he say ……..

“He who carries giant satsuma tree on back of bicycle must take great care on journey”. Clearly he never said that, although I think it’s still sound advice. I never thought I’d be quoting the 2564 year old Chinaman in a gardening blog, but I have taken a shine to some of his pearls of […]

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