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From foxgloves* to foxtail lilies - eremurus

We don’t have foxes in New Zealand. In that huge modification of our environment that took place with the early settlers in the 1800s, we were at least spared those. 406 more words

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Schooling the foxgloves

An enduring memory of our visit to Hidcote Manor Garden in Gloucestershire was a simple planting of white foxgloves. They stood like grand white sentinels, belying their humble botanical status. 454 more words

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Garden Lore: Another tree falls

Behold, a fine example of why most trees are best kept to a single leader. A short, fierce storm 10 days ago brought down part of our Picea omorika. 268 more words

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Tikorangi Notes: Sunday March 15, 2015 Mostly about saving native trees

Without the discipline of a weekly newspaper deadline, it is frankly alarming how quickly I find myself slipping out of the pattern of regular writing. I realise how focussed I was all the time on ideas and images to share, always thinking ahead. 690 more words

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Bamboo but where are the panda bears?

We have the odd stand of bamboo around the place. This giant form is Phyllostachys edulis.

There are no fewer than 42 different species that giant pandas eat. 451 more words

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February in the garden

February can be a quiet time in the flowering garden for us. It may sound bizarre to those who live in drier climates, but the mid to late summer period is largely green here. 592 more words

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Not Exactly Italy. Despatches from Heroic Garden Festival 2.

“Against the uniform sheet of snow and the greyish winter sky the Italian villa loomed up rather grimly; even in summer it kept its distance, and the boldest coleus bed had never ventured nearer than thirty feet from its awful front.” 909 more words

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