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Owen Thomas 2: from Chatsworth to Windsor.

This is the second part of the story of Owen Thomas, the son of an Anglesey labourer who rose to the peak of the horticultural profession and became Queen Victoria’s gardener at Windsor and Frogmore.  Last week’s post finished with his … Continue reading

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Clarence Elliott: garden writer and alpine specialist

This post was inspired by an information board in the Alpine Garden area of Wisley. But unless you’re an alpine plant aficionado  or a fan of gardening columns in long-defunct magazines, you probably haven’t heard of  the person mentioned on … Continue reading

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Five vicars and some roses…

Over the holidays I’ve been planting new roses and thinking how nice it will be when they flower this summer…. that led to me to thinking about rose shows. If you’ve ever been to one then you have several Victorian … Continue reading

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