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Do behold the King in his glory…King Sequoia!

In 1849 a young Cornishman William Lobb arrived  in San Francisco. Not to take part in the famous Gold Rush but to hunt for green gold for his employer, the enterprising Exeter nurseryman, James Veitch. What Lobb bought back created … Continue reading

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Capability Fred

The recent posts about  Mr Middleton proved very popular, so I thought I’d follow them up with one about his successor at the BBC – Fred Streeter –  a man who was full of gardening wisdom & impossible to dislike, and … Continue reading

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