Plant Stories from Langthorns

Plant Stories from Langthorns

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Stories From Langthorns - Wollemia Nobilis

In the autumn of 1994 David Noble, an Australian park ranger, was abseiling down one of the many otherwise impenetrable canyons in the Wollemi Nationa...

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Stories From Langthorns - Cyclamen Hederifolium

I’m quite excited to be writing about one of my favourite plants – Cyclamen hederifolium, although I have a strong suspicion that my choice changes fa...

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Stories From Langthorns - Rosa Moyesii ' Geranium'

Roses are generally chosen on the basis of the shape, colour and scent of their flowers; but at this time of year the fruit (or hips) of the roses com...

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Stories From Langthorns - Pelargonium Sidoides

If I could fill every available surface with pelargoniums, and particularly the species and scented varieties, I would do so: unfortunately I have a c...

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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...