Tag Archives: Royal Horticultural Society
Putting Down Roots
That roots grow downwards and shoots grow upwards is one of those obvious truths from observation that don’t seem to need questioning. But why this should be so, and the underlying biomechanics that make it so, are considerably less obvious.
A Fortune in the Tea-Leaves
It is a truth universally acknowledged (at least by gardeners of my acquaintance) that Euonymus fortunei and its various cultivars have got to be the most boring plants ever to blight the landscape. (Even the thought of the coyly named … Continue reading
… and it will be fascinating to see how the designers and growers will cope with the UK weather conditions over the last three months.
The Douglas of Douglas Fir
David Douglas is another of those unfortunate people who are remembered for a Bizarre Death as much as for their achievements in life. The botanist and plant hunter fell into a pit dug by the natives in Hawai’i to trap … Continue reading
The Man Who Knew Almost Everyone
In an earlier post, we mentioned some of the people from very different backgrounds who met on equal terms in the context of the intellectual climate of Europe in the nineteenth century. Undoubtedly, one of the key figures in the … Continue reading