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Bare trees, soft light and a glimpse of the coming year

A version of this piece about winter was first published in English Garden magazine, when I worked as a horticulturist at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew  You can almost feel the earth tilting towards the sun as we approach the end of winter. … Continue reading

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There’s nothing like seeing plants in the wild…

Seeing plants in the wild helps you to grow them well, but sometimes there are surprises. Continue reading

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My personal cult – the Alpine Garden Society

There are two things going on in my cult: one, a dogged devotion to seeing mountain plants growing in the wild; two, a painstaking obsession with growing them at home. Continue reading

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