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Dickensian Gardens

A few weeks back I was going to write about the way Dickens used gardens in his books, but ended up writing about the man himself and his garden at Gad’s Hill, so today I’m going to try again.  I’m … Continue reading

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The Jardin des Plantes

I looked in the last post at the early history of Paris’s principal botanic garden, the former royal garden or the Jardin du Roi. Today’s is about what happened there between the French Revolution and today. It’s a good story … Continue reading

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The Jardin du Roi

I was supposed to be researching something serious the other day, when, as so often, I saw something much more interesting and decided to follow that lead instead. It was an image of the Jardin des Plantes in Paris that … Continue reading

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The Daffodil King of Tooting

Inspiration for this week’s post came from daydreaming & looking out of the window and noticing some daffodils coming into flower.  I  remembered that ages ago I wrote a couple of posts about their  history:  The Daffodil most dainty and … Continue reading

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Dinomania

It’s not just children who love dinosaurs, everybody seems to, and that includes Historic England  who have just put several of them on the 2020 Heritage At Risk  Register. And no… that’s not because our leading heritage body is about … Continue reading

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