The Plant Review back issues

Revisit the 2019 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 2019

  • Rhapsody in blue – Jim Almond takes the opportunity to have a thorough look at camassias and finds unexpected things coming out of the blue
  • How not to be a passion-killer – in a lesson on growing passionflowers with a difference, Rebecca Hilgenh offers up some hard-earned know-how
  • Tales from green mountains – John Simmons casts his mind back over 40 years to the places and plants seen on his botanical expeditions across the globe

June 2019

  • Top-rung polemoniums – running a critical eye over her enviable collection, Birgitte Husted Bendtsen passes on her wisdom from growing this genus
  • The street value of trees – Owen Johnson takes a tour of the streets and finds out which species are able to thrive despite the hardships of street-living
  • Celebrating 40 years of the best plants – take a look back at the last four decades of The Plantsman with Hugh Johnson and fellow plantspeople

September 2019

  • RHS Trial of Agapanthus – Dick Fulcher discusses the outstanding AGM cultivars of an increasingly diverse and important group of garden plants
  • Tree traits for cityscapes – ahead of the 2019 John MacLeod Lecture, Andrew Hirons and Henrik Sjöman assess how trees could better improve city climates
  • Quinta Jardins do Lago, Madeira – Helen Harrison discovers a botanical trove growing in the grounds of a hotel on the ‘Garden Island’ of Madeira

December 2019

  • Shark’s mouths and cobra lilies – looking to Japan, Wim Boens casts an eye over the hypnotic charms of some enchanting selections of Japanese Arisaema
  • The hardier proteas of South Africa – Robbie Blackhall-Miles looks at the horticultural potential of some South African species of Proteaceae
  • Blowing in the wind – examining one of the most damaging elements in the garden, Geoff Dixon offers advice on how to protect and mitigate against it

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