the Wider World

Members' articles on places they've visited and the plants they've seen in other countries

plants and gardens in foreign parts

Musings from ‘Up North’

North of the Arctic Circle! Not a snowdrop in sight!

I have just returned from a four day trip to Northern Sweden and it made me think about the challenges…

A Taste of the Drakensberg

To put the seasons into context, our February is their mid to late summer and, if that isn’t disconcerting enough, they have wet summers and dry winters – similar to the UK, apart from the dry winters!

Another taste of the Drakensberg

The summit of Ben Nevis is not noted for its tree and shrub population. Yet at the same altitude (1,344m) in the Drakensberg there is a wealth of woody plants …

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