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New Borders in an Old Garden

Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest in the country, dating back to 1621, but they...

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5 Jul, 2017
Andrewr

Who needs flowers?

It is now ten years since I started work on my foliage garden. Yes, it has flowers,...

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13 Jun, 2017
Andrewr

Is it or isn't it?

Being a plantsman, I am always on the look-out for interesting and unusual plants....

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4 May, 2017
Andrewr

Bulbs and dionysias - Iran in April (5)

We were now nearing the end of our holiday, but there was time for one more botanising...

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2 May, 2017
Andrewr

Bulbs and dionysias - Iran in April (4)

Reluctantly, we left our comfortable hotel at Chelgerd. The owner posed in the traditional...

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29 Apr, 2017
Andrewr

Bulbs and dionysias - Iran in April (3)

After three nights at Semirom, we checked out of our hotel, hoping the next one would...

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23 Apr, 2017
Andrewr

Bulbs and dionysias - Iran in April (2)

After four nights in Shiraz, we left for the long drive to Semirom. At 2000 metres...

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19 Apr, 2017
Andrewr

Bulbs and dionysias - Iran in April (1)

My latest botanising trip was to Iran. We left Heathrow at the end of March to fly...

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16 Apr, 2017
Andrewr

Sometimes it doesn't quite work

One advantage with a larger than average garden is that I can allocate different...

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28 Mar, 2017
Andrewr

Blagging a place in the garden

There are some plants that just cry out to be planted in your garden, flying off...

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1 Mar, 2017
Andrewr

A good year for hellebores

Judging by the displays at the RHS Garden at Wisley yesterday, I think this is a...

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27 Feb, 2017
Andrewr

South Africa - Western Cape (7)

This is the last blog covering my trip to South Africa last September. On the penultimate...

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12 Feb, 2017
Andrewr


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