Prunus serrula var. tibetica

As shaggy and appealing as an Irish Setter, this is the trunk of a magnificent, mature Tibetan cherry, Prunus serrula var. tibetica, which we spotted near Nobding, Bhutan. Introduced to Europe by Ernest Wilson in 1908, it makes a dramatic standard or multi-stemmed garden tree. If properly groomed the mahogany-coloured bark is richer and shinier, […]

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Introducing Bhutan

‘I’m going on holiday’.  ‘Oh, anywhere nice?’ comes the response.  ‘Bhutan’ I reply.  The majority of my friends and colleagues have a pretty good idea where Bhutan is, with some vague recollection of a flag with a dragon on it, something to do with the people being happy and there being lots of mountains and […]

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