The Garden Community for Garden Lovers

Andrewr's Blog archive

Andrewr's gardening blogs

Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (7)

On this day, we set out from Zhongdian to drive round Napha Hai Lake Traditional...

10 comments

23 Aug, 2017
Andrewr

Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (6)

After a picnic lunch, we started looking at plants in an alpine meadow full of native...

11 comments

20 Aug, 2017
Andrewr

Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (5)

After an overnight stay in a very comfortable hotel, we had another full day of driving....

17 comments

16 Aug, 2017
Andrewr

Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (4)

The previous day had ended with rain, and the weather did not improve over the next...

2 comments

13 Aug, 2017
Andrewr

Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (3)

We had two nights at another homestay, perched on the side of the valley We had...

9 comments

9 Aug, 2017
Andrewr

Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (2)

Yunnan was a rich hunting ground for plant hunters in the nineteenth and early twentieth...

7 comments

4 Aug, 2017
Andrewr

Yunnan - Land of the Southern Cloud (1)

In mid May, I flew off to Yunnan in southwest China for another botanising holiday....

11 comments

31 Jul, 2017
Andrewr

New Borders in an Old Garden

Oxford Botanic Garden is the oldest in the country, dating back to 1621, but they...

12 comments

5 Jul, 2017
Andrewr

Who needs flowers?

It is now ten years since I started work on my foliage garden. Yes, it has flowers,...

9 comments

13 Jun, 2017
Andrewr

Is it or isn't it?

Being a plantsman, I am always on the look-out for interesting and unusual plants....

5 comments

4 May, 2017
Andrewr

Bulbs and dionysias - Iran in April (5)

We were now nearing the end of our holiday, but there was time for one more botanising...

6 comments

2 May, 2017
Andrewr

Bulbs and dionysias - Iran in April (4)

Reluctantly, we left our comfortable hotel at Chelgerd. The owner posed in the traditional...

7 comments

29 Apr, 2017
Andrewr


Blog archive