kate burtonwood -- Lover of Green Things, rhs and botanically trained horticulturist, happy gardener

Month: December 2017

Kerala: Forest Garden, Home Garden, Fantasy Garden

Kerala: Forest Garden, Home Garden, Fantasy Garden

  Just before I left on my holiday to India, a former colleague from Oxford Botanic Garden pointed out that Kerala is an area of great horticultural interest for its “forest gardens”. These are sustainable gardens around a residential house, from which the owners either […]

Delhi’s Street Trees

Delhi’s Street Trees

      Delhi is incredibly green compared to my expectations. New Delhi is spread out, with tree-lined streets and frequent parks. This is no accident. When the new city was designed and built, avenues of trees were a major part of the plans. Specific […]

Ideas for December

Ideas for December

    Have a good tidy of the shed. It’s clichéd, but it’s a good way to spend some “outdoor” time inside. And if you find you’re missing some vital equipment you could always add it to the Xmas list.   Move plants – if […]