Early to Rise, Early to Bed

Some people are early risers; others are night birds. There is no difference in the plant world as some make use of the early light or moisture in their native environments before retreating for the remainder of the year. Adonis amurensis is a small bulb from northeast Asia, where it grows in cool, moist, humus rich, […]

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Climbing in Nepal

There are a few clematis that flower in the winter or very early spring – Clematis cirrhosa and C. armandii come to mind. But there’s another, not often seen, C. napaulensis. Strictly speaking, it comes from North India and southwest China as well as Nepal, and needs a sheltered spot in sun or part shade. A scrambler rather […]

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