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Should I be using the word opulence, should it be abundance?The dictionary tells me it is great wealth or Read more..

Three glorious minutes in late October at the Exotic Garden

Many apologies to my regular readers for not posting since Oct 20th – here is my excuse! Since I returned from Read more..

If you like odd looking plants!

Haemanthus albiflos more commonly known as the ‘Shaving Brush plant’ If you like odd looking plants, nothing can Read more..

It’s ginger time again!

Hedychium densiflorum 'Sorng' At this time of year Gingers and Dahlias are some of the most prolific Read more..

Going crazy over Bromeliads!

Visitors to the Exotic Garden regularly ask me what is my favourite plant or group of plants. This is a question that Read more..

It can’t be autumn already!

Rudbeckia 'Herbstonne' in full bloom and proudly standing at 8ft plus tall – thankfully I staked it really Read more..

A rather cool mid August at the Exotic Garden…

Congratulations to all those that actually made it to the Exotic Garden last weekend, you all deserve a prize for Read more..

Dweezal Mc Sqeezal also known as Little Man…

Dweezal Mc Sqeezal also known as Man Unfortunately my daily walk around the garden was a rather sad occasion this Read more..

The Exotic Garden opens for the NGS on Sunday July 31st

Gosh – it’s that time of year again, when we fling the gates of the Exotic Garden open for the National Garden Read more..

Fabulous Thunbergia’s brighten up the dullest of summer days…

Thunbergia alata ‘Superstar Orange’ Rain, rain, go away – come again another day! An old nursery rhyme that Read more..