Iberian visitors set up home

Although we know about the plants which are brought into the Garden, we know very much less about creatures which might be hitching a lift, transported on balls of soil roots. That is the means by which as ant, Tapinoma ibericum,  native to southern Spain and...

Chris’ Blog

Here are two mighty flower spikes of Agave salmiana. These desert plants are native to the dry plains of Mexico. They grow for many years as spiky tipped giant rosettes, and then once large enough, surge into flower. These huge central spikes, looking like asparagus...
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