The Plant Review back issues

Revisit the 2018 highlights of The Plant Review (formerly The Plantsman) and discover the wonderful world of plants with a look back at in-depth plant profiles, cultivation advice, international garden visits, findings from plant trials and botanical explorations in this celebration of all things plants

March 2018

  • Growing southern African Gladiolus – Jim Almond explores the diversity of species available and whether they can be grown outdoors in the garden or in pots
  • A weeping Embothrium – in this story behind a remarkable new cultivar, James Armitage describes the discovery of a striking Chilean fire bush specimen
  • Garden plants for honeybees – Helen Harrison summarises recent research on nectar and pollen and shares a list of plants that will benefit honeybees

June 2018

  • The Hanbury Gardens at La Mortola – on a trip to the Italian Riviera, Charles Quest-Ritson recounts the plants and people that have influenced the landscape
  • Discovering an island castaway – Mike Nelhams reports on the progress of an island-hopper that should be more widely tested in cultivation
  • Unearthing Parkinson’s primulas – delving into the garden history of a 17th-century herbal, Margaret Webster is inspired to find some garden oddities

September 2018

  • Heads in the clouds – Chad Kent discusses a big Smallanthus and some desirable and very different daisies that the Mexican cloud forests play host to
  • Trees in lavish variety – sharing the amazing tree life to be found in Cardiff, Owen Johnson explores the arboreal interest to be discovered in the city
  • Back on the hunt for the Wilson 50 – Richard Morton tells of his efforts to reassemble a collection of some of the most famous plants in horticulture

December 2018

  • A breed apart – in this plant breeder profile, Mike Grant meets Charles Valin and reflects on his time breeding plants with Thompson & Morgan
  • A rich haul of haws – Owen Johnson casts his eye over the varied and beautiful range of Crataegus to be discovered in UK towns and cities
  • Beth Chatto – examining the life of an extraordinary plantswoman, Catherine Horwood pays tribute to Beth Chatto, who changed the face of horticulture

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