plants

Daily Flower Candy: Mirabilis jalapa

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Mirabilis jalapa: marvel of Peru, four o’clock flower, tea-time plant It’s been an extraordinary weekend for gardening. The weather has been warm, dry and […]

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On Course

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I am on a course this week in the salubrious environs of Hunton Park in Hertfordshire. Sadly the once magnificent grounds leave much to […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Viper’s Bugloss

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Regular readers of this blog will know that I am a big fan of echiums. I love their jewel-coloured flowers, the way they attract […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Weekend 2015

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I must have done something very good in a previous life (heaven knows I am struggling to be good in this one) to deserve the […]

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Que Sera Sera ….

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… Whatever will be will be, as the song goes. I have reached a point now where all I can do is clean and tidy […]

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Storm and Pestilence

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I should have known better than to mention either of the words in the title of tonight’s post as, lo and behold, we were delivered […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Canarina canariensis

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Regular readers may already have noticed that I am sucker for a subtropical plant. On a cold Sunday in February, whilst visiting London’s Chelsea Physic Garden, […]

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Bravery

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I had ideas about going to the Great Dixter Spring Plant Fair this weekend, but it dawned on me that I should spend more time […]

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Primrose Blue

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You’ve all heard of primrose yellow, but let me introduce you to primrose blue. As a flower colour blue is something of acquired taste, especially […]

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Daily Flower Candy: Ypsilandra thibetica

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Just occasionally, well, maybe a little more often than that, I buy a plant for all the wrong reasons. Invariably my foolishness leads to […]

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Birthday Blooms

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When one’s birthday falls in early January, one learns not to expect too much in the way of tropical heat or blazing sunshine. However […]

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