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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...

Chris’ Blog

Whilst repairing the roof of our Tropical House we were able to see the garden from altitudes never before reached. The picture above looks down on our Arid Bank, clearly visible are the rows of Phoenic canarienses that will very soon clearly emerge as avenues over...

The Dragon Arum

There is a fine display of flowering Dragon’s Arum (Dracunculus vulgaris) to be seen currently in the Mixed Border and the Mediterranean Garden. Some of the plants are remarkably over 2 metres in height! This plant is the most dramatic and eyecatching of the...

A threat to our Geranium maderense

Chris has planted out several hundred plants of the tender Geranium maderense along the roadside outside of the Gardens. They have survived two winters and by May they should be putting on a spectacular  show of flowers. Nothing quite like this will have been seen in...

Trialing Mediterranean orchids

The Olive Grove already contains some plants which are native to open ground along the Mediterranean coast and we are looking to expand the range of species. One group of plants which are particularly characteristic are the Ophrys group of orchids which are very much...
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