Monthly Archives: November 2011

Seasonal Cuttings

12 FLOWERS OF CHRISTMAS  Plant Heritage’s Christmas carol collections What floral versions of the traditional carol would we give to our true loves to beautify their garden on the 12 days of Christmas? Drawing on our flagship National Plant Collections … Continue reading

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Caecilius est in horto

“The question of nomenclature is always a vexed one.  The only thing certain is, that it is impossible to please everyone.”  (WJ Bean) At school, Latin was always the subject we all loved to hate.  Miss Jackson and five years … Continue reading

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“Bring flowers…….”

Each week I try to bring into the office some flowers from the garden to fill one of our two vases; one big, one small, neither of them particularly special.  Usually by November I am running out of material, although last … Continue reading

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Acronyms are not us

I planned to use the title ‘Acronyms are us’ for this blog, but on checking, realised that strictly speaking an acronym is an abbreviation of several words in such a way that the abbreviation itself forms a pronounceable word.  So … Continue reading

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