Monthly Archives: December 2014

Birthday Quiz Time….

Happy birthday dear blog! Its hard to believe but its virtually a year ago that I sat down and wracked my brains for something to say for the first post on the blog… now I have about 20 ideas underway … Continue reading

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A touch of festive red…

It’s that time of year again when the whole world seems to go red.    Love them or loathe them poinsettias dominate the Christmas flower market, and because of that they are are  the  most economically important potted plant world-wide.  Incidentally … Continue reading

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Dyffryn

I’m always a bit suspicious when people use superlatives to describe something. It’s never usually quite as good as they make out. So initially that was my reaction when I started to hear/read about Dyffryn Gardens, near Cardiff.   Just … Continue reading

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Do behold the King in his glory…King Sequoia!

In 1849 a young Cornishman William Lobb arrived  in San Francisco. Not to take part in the famous Gold Rush but to hunt for green gold for his employer, the enterprising Exeter nurseryman, James Veitch. What Lobb bought back created … Continue reading

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