Hong Kong

Nan Lian Garden, 南蓮園池, Hong Kong

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  “A classical garden in a modern city. serenity in the midst of urban hustle and bustle. Ingenious imitation of nature by man” The […]

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Chi Lin Nunnery 志蓮淨苑, Hong Kong

Reading time 12 minutes

  Three cheers for British Airways! Why? Because without them charging £1000 more to travel on a Friday night versus a Saturday night, I […]

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On The Moove

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I’m on the road again. Or rather I’m in the skies and generally racking-up the air miles. It’s buying season and there’s no rest […]

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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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Kowloon Park, Hong Kong

Reading time 8 minutes

I am very fortunate to be able to travel as much as I do, but when I am away from home I miss my gardens […]

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Beautiful Dreamer

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I took this photograph today in Kowloon Park, Hong Kong. A girl sat artfully at the edge of the water, shaded by a graceful […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Balanophora harlandii

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My knowledge of parasitic plants is limited to say the least. It extends no further than dodder (Cuscuta epithymum) and toothwort (Lathraea clandestina). But […]

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Plants and Peace on The Peak

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One of the many wonderful things about writing this blog is that I am slowly building up an invaulable record of what I did […]

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Travelling Blues

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That’s it. I have readied both gardens for October, packed my bags and left Him Indoors in charge. I am now on the other […]

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Flower Market Road, Hong Kong

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Since the 1970s, Flower Market Road (花墟道) has been the go-to place for plants and flowers in Hong Kong. The term ‘market’ conjures up […]

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