Musings

In defence of aliens

Why I prefer to grow exotic plants rather than native species. In an article in this month’s Gardener’s World magazine, Monty Don argues that gardeners should grow more native plants, rather than non-native ‘exotics’. This […]

Melastomataceae

Tibouchina

The sky is grey, the leaves have mostly fallen and the temperature is dropping, but one plant is currently bringing a splash of tropical colour to the garden:  Tibouchina urvilleana (also known as the glory […]