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Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (3)

We had two nights at another homestay, perched on the side of the valley We had...

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9 Aug, 2017
Andrewr

Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (2)

Yunnan was a rich hunting ground for plant hunters in the nineteenth and early twentieth...

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4 Aug, 2017
Andrewr

Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (1)

In mid May, I flew off to Yunnan in southwest China for another botanising holiday....

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31 Jul, 2017
Andrewr

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


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