Tag Archives: Philip Miller

The Art of Perfection…

We’re coming to the end of  the season for that most English of events the  autumn flower show. [There’s even been one recently in Ambridge!]  But  have you ever entered any of your fruit, veg, flowers or plants for one? … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The other Chelsea Flower Show…

As the eyes of high society and the horticultural  world turned to Chelsea, the doyenne of all flower shows world-wide, this week I thought it was time to turn my attention towards another  even older connection between the plant world … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Camellias

Knowing that I was going to spend some time in February in  Cornwall looking at gardens  I realised I’d probably be looking at a lot of camellias.  I’ll probably upset or even irritate a lot of people by saying straight … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Thomas Fairchild

Thomas Fairchild was one of the greatest horticulturists of the 18thc. But his contribution was not confined to his own age but extends right up to today. That might sound a bit over the top – and perhaps it is – … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

“Doubtles God could have made a better berry…”

After last week’s post about the early history of strawberries its time to look at how the various wild species were transformed into garden and commercial varieties by an 18thc botanist and a handful of 19thc nurserymen.       … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment