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The Gardening Coach

Catharine Howard is the Gardening Coach. Contact her for gardening advice and visit www.thegardeningcoach.co.uk for more information.

September 11, 2011 | Do not throw stones: a love affair with Palm Houses

In a new city, the beeline I make is to the Botanic Gardens.  Once there the homing in is on the palm house. A building that smacks of such self confidence and an era when we were on the march upwards.  In the 21st century with all the advances in construction technique and glass science, [...]

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September 11, 2011 | Black List

Aeonium schwarzkopf  has wierd twisty stems and succulent slabs of leaves in polished black.  The  cauliflour inflorescences of acid yellow are produced in early summer.  These mount up like crazy towers above the rest of the plant.

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September 2, 2011 | Friday Creature Feature: can some keen entomologist identify this?

Cross between a teddy bear and a bee.  They move as packs through lavender bushes garnering nectar at high speed.   Spotted in Italy.

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September 1, 2011 | Celebrity pin up

WHO?        Antony Gormley

WHY?        For his exploration of the space that a body occupies.

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