The English Garden

Dr Natasha De Vere

My job involves supervising all the research projects at Wales Botanic. One of our main projects is identifying the best plants for pollinators through DNA barcoding. I also teach two programmes: one

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The English Garden4 min de lectureNature
Not Just for Christmas
Is there a conifer that’s more Christmassy than spruce? The resinous scent of a fresh Norway spruce (Picea abies) encapsulates Christmas. It used to be the Christmas tree of choice until the Nordmann fir (Abies nordmanniana) came along and challenged
The English Garden1 min de lectureNature
Star TURN
Good drainage is most important. I have incorporated many tons of grit and gravel into my garden, which is prone to flooding, and I’ve also used gravel setts to build low retaining walls to raise the level of borders. Corokias are an excellent choic
The English Garden5 min de lectureArchitecture
Distorted MIRROR
Removed from the warming currents of the Gulf Stream that pass the west of the country, in winter the east of Scotland receives the full effect of cold weather from the north and east. In Angus, just outside Forfar and only seven miles from the coast