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Carbon Soil Issues

14. May 2008

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Yesterday I listened to the current Radio 4 series called A Sun Parched Country which tells how Australia is dealing with climate change and severe drought. This week’s programme told the fascinating story about Australian farmers locking up carbon in the atmosphere by fostering deep-rooted plant species on land used for agriculture. It explained how […]

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Letter from America

26. April 2008

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Hi Debbie, Is now late morning on Friday 25th April and this is the first time I have had a chance to actually sit down at my laptop. Like the good old UK – the weather here is very unpredictable. I am staying at a well known nursery in this neck of the woods called […]

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Climate Change in US gardens

13. April 2008

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Climate Change in US gardens

One of my biggest inspirations for exotic plants is The Exotic Garden in Norwich. Created by its owner, Will Giles, this is a hidden oasis of tropical and exotic plants from all over the world located right in the centre of Norwich – in fact it is just down the road from Delia Smith’s beloved […]

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Mediterranean Scene

12. April 2008

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Mediterranean Scene

Here are just a few flower pictures from my trip to Calabria in Italy. The pink messembryanthemum are particularly good for underplanting. In the right hand picture they are used beneath some impressive architectural Agave plants – the dramatic spiky green leaves of the Agave provide a sharp contrast to the bright flowers .This is […]

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