Witty, engaging title..

How long can it take to decide what to call a post about an incredibly influential Dutch garden designer?  Ages, apparently.  And I’ve discovered that if I don’t start with a title before I write anything else, it stuffs up the permalink system, and names it by a number.

Anyway, forget all that, and start reading here: Continue reading

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Snowdrops and icecrystals

Neither snowdrops or hellebores are frost sensitive, and they’re happy in climates colder than the coldest of ours in Australia.  But that’s not to say that they’re unaffected by frost.   Continue reading

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Humbled by the tropics

I’m totally thrown by tropical gardens, or at least by tropical plants.  I can’t shake the conviction that, given a tropical climate, I wouldn’t have a clue how to use them effectively together. Continue reading

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Drowning in Uganda

Well, I’m drowning.  Drowning in the sensory riches of Africa.  It’s not like the sensory overload that I’ve heard happens in India, where your receptors distort under the volume of stimuli.  Here it’s just so rich and so fecund, and the colours are so delicious that you stand, spellbound, and smile (or if you’ve arrived sleep deprived, cry). Continue reading

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