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Graham Rice
Pennyslvania USA, and Nothamptonshire, UK
I'm a garden writer, plantsman and photographer.
Interests: Apart from plants and gardens? Wildlife, reading just about anything, music of all kinds from Stravinsky to punk, my music radio show (The BritMix), fishing, movies, ceramics and glass of the 1950s and 1960s, art...
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Thank you, Kathy, that's fascinating. And just shows how precarious the existence of some of these old varieties has been. Thank goodness for your dad and for the work of the Heritage Seed Library (https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk/hsl ) and the Henry Doubleday Research Association (now Garden Organic https://www.gardenorganic.org.uk ).
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on The Year Of The Bean! at Transatlantic Gardener
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Some Victorian petunias have been re-invented for modern times, some have not. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Transatlantic Gardener
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In 2017's Year Of The Bean, the first variety that came to mind was one grown mainly for its flowers, and not its bans. Continue reading
Posted Jan 10, 2017 at Transatlantic Gardener
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Graham Rice selects two perennials to look out for in 2017. Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2017 at Transatlantic Gardener
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Graham Rice chooses two new shrubs to look out for in 2017. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Transatlantic Gardener
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Graham Rice's plants of the year, part five, features a unique new form of a unique primula. Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Transatlantic Gardener
Glad you like it, Luise. And at this time of year its pale branches stand out very effectively against an evergreen background.
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Graham Rice's plants of the year, part four, features a lovely long flowering variegated hibiscus for small gardens. Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Transatlantic Gardener
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Graham Rice's plants of the year, part three, features a unique Heucherella for containers and borders. Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at Transatlantic Gardener
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Graham Rice's plants of the year, part two, features the first (almost) white Calendula. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Transatlantic Gardener
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Graham Rice's plants of the year, part one, features a unique Argyranthemum hybrid for containers. Continue reading
Posted Dec 28, 2016 at Transatlantic Gardener
Thank you so much, Ed. And I wish you and yours are restful and contented holiday season.
Toggle Commented Dec 24, 2016 on New kind of Christmas tree at Transatlantic Gardener
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A few days ago we went out to buy our Christmas tree. After five stops at different places we finally found one we were happy with and were told it was a Canaan Fir, a hybrid between the balsam fir (Abies balsamea) and the Fraser fir (Abies fraseri). I’d never heard of it so when we got home I looked... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Transatlantic Gardener
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The big fat new book, entitled 1001 Plants You Must Grow Before You Die in Britain, and called 1001 Plants To Dream Of Growing in North America, is packed with great plant stories and great pictures. Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at Transatlantic Gardener
Thank you so much, Beth. At present I'm thinking about the new English garden from 3000 miles away here in the Pennsylvania snow.
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Thank you, Luise... Some plant book gift ideas coming up...
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Kniphofia: The Complete Guide by Christopher Whitehouse is an impressive new plant book that is everything a serious monograph should be. Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at Transatlantic Gardener
Thanks, Ed, for helping me solve that little mystery. And yes, the rear garden is splendid - especially as like the house it's two properties joined to make one.
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Thanks, Ed, I'm looking into that. And thank you Genny... it's good to be back posting on the blog.
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Thank you, Jean... Lots of good things are lined up to discuss...
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It’s been quiet around here recently, hasn’t it. Sorry about that. But I'm delighted to say that postings from Transatlantic Gardener have now resumed. Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at Transatlantic Gardener
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Glad to hear that The Moths are back in action, John... If you make any new recordings you know where to send them... http://www.transatlanticplantsman.com/wagonload_of_monkeys/record-labels-and-distributors.html
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You're very welcome, Ivor, it's a great album.
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The Diamond Jubilee Award for the best exhibit in the Great Pavilion at the 2016 Chelsea Flower Show was awarded to Ashwood Nurseries. Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2016 at Transatlantic Gardener
Well, that's exact;y the point. It's held in a great growing area and so it should host a fine flower show. BTW I've today received a copy of Robin Parer's new book: The Plant Lover's Guide to Hardy Geraniums. Review coming after I've read it and the three other new titles in the series.
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