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A Novel Club for Country Loving Girls

I had to stifle laughter in the hallowed silence of the Rare Books Reading Room at the British Library when I first began leafing through the magazine that inspired this post. I was searching for an interview with the Victorian … Continue reading

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Ernest Arthur Rowe: Painting the Old English Garden

I’ve been surprised over the five years I’ve been writing this blog how much people enjoy reading about obscure [to the modern day at least]  artists from the great golden age of gardening and garden painting. Posts on Beatrice Parsons … Continue reading

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Gardeners in London Street Cries…

  Listening to the stallholders in  Columbia Road Flower Market  crying their wares the other day struck a sad note. It’s the last gasp of a centuries old sales technique used round  much of the rest of the world, reminding … Continue reading

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With Torrington to Tintern…

Colonel the Honourable John Byng was just another  younger son of another not-very-well-known 18thc aristocratic family. He followed the normal route for younger sons, choosing the army over the navy or church and ended up as a minor government tax … Continue reading

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Hortus Eystettensis

This post is about an illustrated catalogue of the  plant collection in  a German bishop’s garden around 1600. After such an enticing introduction you  might need some convincing to read any further, so let me add that the Hortus Eystettensis  [or … Continue reading

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