Monthly Archives: May 2020

Jungling with Lady Charlotte…

A few years ago I spent a month in Burma, and one of the highlights of the trip was to see  the  National Botanic Gardens at Pyin Oo Lwin, way up in the hills near Mandalay.    It was rather … Continue reading

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Hard Graft and Devastation

We tend of think of garden history being just about the history of gardens but not really much about the history of gardening itself ie how things are done rather than what is actually done.  I was reminded of that … Continue reading

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Growing a 4 Legged Giant

As gardeners we all know that woody plants are very adaptable.  Think  of topiary or cloud pruning, of pleaching or hedging where with a little bit of effort we can manipulate trees and shrubs into doing what we want, using … Continue reading

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The Tradescants and their Tomb

Just before the virus struck I was at the Garden Museum in Lambeth helping out on a course. We were in the new Clore Learning Centre which overlooks the  courtyard garden designed by Dan Pearson, [featured in March edition of … Continue reading

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