Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Beasts of Bexley…

Would you expect to find a large red dragon in a garden in Bexley? Or a griffin lurking behind a hedge at a castle near Cardiff?  To say nothing of  a dolphin on a staircase in Kensington or an English leopard in a French camping site? … Continue reading

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Eternal Wrest…

Wrest Park is a rarity.  I’ve heard comments that the house  looks a bit like a mundane French provincial station but, if so, it is a Grade 1 listed French provincial railway station, and mundane on the outside only. Inside … Continue reading

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Tiglath-Pileser I & the passion he shared with William Robinson

It’s not every day that an exotically multi-syllabled king of ancient Assyria gets mentioned in the context of Brtain’s historic parks and gardens.  But I was writing a  lecture about  early plant hunting and decided to start with evidence from antiquity when … Continue reading

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The humble spade…

Ray Bradbury (1920-2012) author of Fahrenheit 451 New York Times A short article in the newspaper  the other day reminded me of my promise to write about garden tools from time to time.  If you didn’t catch the story then try … Continue reading

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Wedgwood Collection saved….

To paraphrase a famous headline…clearly IT WAS THE BLOG WOT DONE IT!   To find out more go to: http://www.savewedgwood.org/news/wedgwood-collection-saved      

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