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Bramham

I’ve always known that late 17th/ early 18thc gardens and landscapes have a special quality about them,  but a visit I made last month proved it beyond doubt.  So to get the New Year off to a flying start let … Continue reading

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2022 on the blog…and the Annual Quiz

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to the 10th year of the blog.  The numbers reading  have continued to grow apace with about 152,000 hits over the course of the year,  well up on last year’s already record 129,000, 100,000 in 2020 … Continue reading

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Christmas Roses

MERRY CHRISTMAS! It’s hard to be original in a  Christmas blog and this is my 9th year of trying. In the past I’ve  looked at poinsettia, mistletoe, ivy, amaryllis, and the Glastonbury Thorn. I’ve even looked at the ghastly xmas … Continue reading

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London nurseries in the 1690s

Did you know there were cacti and bananas growing in London at the end of the 17thc?  Or that there were vineyards and commercial winemaking?  Or that the king rarely paid his bills?   Following on from last week’s post about … Continue reading

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A Trip Advisor’s Guide to London Gardens……… in the 1690s

In the United Kingdom, garden visiting is an extremely popular occupation. In 2021 Kew had 1.25 million visitors  and RHS Wisley  nearly a million, while Westonbirt, Attingham and Edinburgh Botanic Gardens all also featured in top 20 visitor attractions in … Continue reading

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