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Autumn Spice

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The problem with owning a garden dominated by evergreens and tropicals is that I don’t really get to experience autumn colour at home. My […]

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In Praise of Foliage

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Gardeners the world over are obsessed with flowers. I am no exception. As well as being beautiful to look at, flowers are a sign […]

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Spring Flower Candy: Allium ursinum

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Yesterday I sang the praises of an orchid, today I am waxing lyrical about an onion, or a garlic to be precise. Monday’s Spring Flower Candy is […]

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Stars of the Solstice

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The winter solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year, this year falling on Sunday December 21st. The Earth’s axis tilts the […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Rhus typhina

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The list of plants I’d like to grow if I had space is endless and trees would make up many of that number. I […]

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A Golden Moment in La Ville-Lumière

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We all know about Paris in the spring – the lilacs, pleached limes and cafe society – but few people set out to explore […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Paulownia tomentosa

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British gardeners will go to any lengths to grow plants that really shouldn’t enjoy our chilly, damp climate. Once such plant is the foxglove […]

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Strange Fruit

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After 3 weeks of part self, part snow-induced exile, I returned to the seaside last night during an icy gale that would’ve had an […]

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The Road to Lampang

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Today I’ve been in northern Thailand. The one and a half hour drive between Chiang Mai and Lampang is made easy and pleasant by […]

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