Plant Stories from Langthorns

Plant Stories from Langthorns

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Stories From Langthorns - Drimys Winteri

In the gardens of The Royal College of Physicians by Regents Park are two large specimens of Drimys winteri, an elegant and evergreen aromatic tree wh...

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Stories From Langthorns - Monarda Didyma Cambridge Scarlet

Monardas – or Bergamot – are old-fashioned plants that are thankfully having a bit of a revival. The flowers are gorgeously shaggy like a giant exotic...

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Stories From Langthorns - Galium Odoratum

I first started noticing this Sweet Woodruff when I was young and obsessed with the herbs used in Elizabethan times for nosegays and for strewing on t...

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Stories From Langthorns - Asarum Caudatum

I love this time of year when the Asarums need tidying; they are generally a quiet, evergreen groundcover for a damp, shady spot, just getting on with...

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Stories From Langthorns - Sparmannia Africana

The House Lime, Sparrmannia africana, is not hardy in the U.K. as it needs a winter temperature above 7°C. But it has still gained the RHS Award of Ga...

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Stories From Langthorns - Mahonia

Mahonia x media 'Charity' You might not think too much about Mahonias as they are quite a well-used plant – particularly by developers on muni...

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Stories From Langthorns - Scilla Peruviana

The beautiful Scilla peruviana is just coming into flower here at Langthorns, its head of intense indigo to violet blue flowers looking like a starry ...

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Stories From Langthorns - Alstroemeria

We tend to think of alstroemerias as a mainstay of the traditional or mixed herbaceous border, where these tall tuberous perennials with their flecked...

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Stories From Langthorns - Michaelmas Daisy

These autumn flowering asters are firm old-fashioned favourites in the cottage garden and the herbaceous border (and are also perfectly suited to the ...

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Stories From Langthorns - Camellia Sasanqua

The camellia is a plant known throughout history in Southeast Asia, revered for its beauty and its role in religion and culture, as well as its uses f...