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The Empress’s Greenhouse

Last week’s post about Josephine and the landscape at Malmaison left out any discussion of the plants grown there, so today’s post is going to make up for that, because  it was plants that really captured her imagination. That meant, of … Continue reading

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Lady Charlotte and “the job six times too big”

Last week’s post looked at the plant hunting activities of Lady Charlotte Wheeler-Cuffe who travelled around Burma between 1897 and 1921. Today’s continues her story. In 1913 her husband Sir Otway was posted to Maymyo a small hill station 26 … 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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Christmas with the Vicar and some Naked Ladies

Scratching my head for something suitably seasonal, and having previously looked at poinsettia and mistletoe but reluctant to do the obvious like Christmas Trees, holly or ivy, it occurred to me that very little has been written about Naked Ladies…. … Continue reading

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The further adventures of Francis Masson – the man with itchy feet

Last week’s post finished with Francis Masson returning to Kew in 1775 after a  successful plant collecting expedition to the Cape of Good Hope.  But he was clearly a man with itchy feet so the following year he was off again … Continue reading

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