tropical plants

How to Grow Ornamental Gingers in UK Gardens

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  Ornamental gingers – we’ve admired them whilst on holiday in tropical countries, or seen them curated in the glasshouses of botanical gardens, but […]

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Eternal Eden

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  I can smell Cornwall before I can see it. Driving across the ancient border between Devon and Cornwall at night it’s pitch black, […]

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Garden Appreciation: Sweetbriar, Ash, Kent

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  When a new garden opens for the National Garden Scheme it's always exciting, but when that garden has been created by two professional […]

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A Tropical Christmas

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Just one more flight and I’ll be home for Christmas. Work won’t be over for a while, but in the meantime this unusual, tropical-inspired […]

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Namaste! A Lazy Sunday in Delhi

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For the next two weeks, work brings me to Asia. I’ve been thinking about what to post whilst I am away, as funnily enough […]

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Agapanthus – The Pride of Africa

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Agapanthus is the signature plant in our coastal garden and deservedly so.  We grow Agapanthus africanus, the largest of the family, hailing from the Cape […]

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A Touch of Ginger

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Bringing a touch of the tropics to our garden this summer are two members of the ginger family – Hedychium densiflorum “Stephen” and Cautleya […]

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Shades of Summer

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We have been away from our seaside garden for two full weeks.   This always makes me uneasy, especially when the weather is warm […]

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Beguiled by Begonias

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I expect it’s desperately unfashionable to say so, but I do love a nice Begonia. They are easy on the eye, diverse and sometimes […]

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