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Mediterranean plants in UK

Friday, April 22, 2011

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Mediterranean plants in UK

Kew Gardens planted The Mediterranean Garden in 2007 to educate and encourage gardeners to think about the wide range of drought loving plants that will survive our hotter summers. The plants are well established despite the record summer rainfall of 2007/2008 and are simply loving the mercury busting temperatures so far in 20011http://www.kew.org/visit-kew-gardens/garden-attractions-A-Z/king-williams-temple.htm The native […]

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The uncertain future for UK gardens

Monday, February 28, 2011

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   In 1992, Tom Clarke became an apprentice gardener with the National Trust. He was a bright student, but he didn’t want to be stuck in an office job:he wanted to use his hands, and he lived the outdoors.He didn’t know exactly what he woudl be doing at the age of 35, some 17 years […]

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Mediterranean Scene

Saturday, April 12, 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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