Tree Zoos

By |November 27, 2023|Public Gardens|15 Comments

It's a constant disappointment to me that some people just don't care about trees. There are people with homes and families and responsibilities, the trappings of adult life, for whom trees are nothing more than an embellishment or an adornment. [...]

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By |November 23, 2023|Defiantly Uncategorical|32 Comments

I hate to have to tell you this, but pleasure is out of fashion. We’re not supposed, anymore, to enjoy our gardens. They are there for the sake of the planet.  (Which is very backward in showing its appreciation.) And [...]

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Plantsmanship 101

By |September 25, 2023|28 Comments

“You must visit my friend Mary; she's a plantswoman.” I'm a fairly placid sort of chap really. I do what I do and I'm largely happy for the world around me to just happen. The word 'plantsman' [...]

  • Trentham Garden copyright Anne Wareham

Hilly or Flat?

By |November 9, 2023|16 Comments

They may not make for good photos, but sloping gardens offer a journey of changed perspectives. The King's garden at Highgrove is flat. Which made me think about the different challenges and advantages of a garden being [...]

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