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The adventures of Maria Graham

As most people know the role of women in  garden history – ok all history – has been under-recorded and severely underrated.  But things are changing. In particular women’s  place  in the study and collection of plants in the late … Continue reading

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Gardening in Miniature

Sorry to disappoint you if you thought you were going read a post about gardens in bottles, on saucers, mini-flower pots or bonsai.  Instead it’s a potential walk down Memory Lane for everyone who grew up between the wars, and … Continue reading

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Walter Crane & his Floral Fantasy

I thought it would nice to start the year with something a little light-hearted, although as always with such things there is a more serious undertone.   Walter Crane was an English artist and book illustrator. Born in 1845 he … Continue reading

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Another side of Gertrude…

We probably all have a vision of Gertrude Jekyll based on the famous photos of her in later life – a dumpy but formidable old lady with dark clothes reaching to the ground and walking in a garden with the … Continue reading

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