The Plant Review back issues

Revisit the 2020 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 2020

  • Winter sunshine – Jim Almond reviews snowdrops with yellow markings currently available in the UK and discusses the best and most distinctive selections
  • Jānis Rukšāns – talking to a great figure in bulbous plants, Noël Kingsbury learns more about gardening in the Soviet era, breeding and plant collecting
  • Molecules under the microscope – Clive Stace looks at how DNA has altered the way we classify plants and argues it is a change for the better – read the full article (140kB pdf)

June 2020

  • Marvellous new mahonias – enthusing over some of the most exciting shrubs, Roy Lancaster shares some new species with plenty of garden potential
  • Helwingia: a shrub of singular botanical interest – Ross Bayton finds beauty among the curiosity when he examines some fascinating little-known shrubs
  • Unmasking a mysterious menisperm – the story of an unlikely climber thriving in London whose identity has eluded detection is shared by Susyn Andrews

September 2020

  • Out of the blue – Christopher Grey-Wilson looks at Meconopsis hybrids and assesses the wealth of sumptuous cultivars available to grow
  • Around the world at Lullingstone Castle – giving a guided tour, Tom Hart Dyke introduces the bizarre cast of plants within the walled garden he curates
  • The diversity of Japanese mondo grass – Philip Oostenbrink introduces the Oriental rarities in his National Plant Collection of Ophiopogon japonicus

December 2020

  • The loveliest of pines – painting a portrait of Pinus bungeana, Harry Baldwin admires the patchwork patterning of this much-prized of ornamental trees
  • From South to North – James Hitchmough reports the results of his trials testing the hardiness and garden performance of South African Gladiolus
  • The Gardens of Ninfa – on a visit to central Italy, Susanne Masters discovers ruins, romance and rampant roses at one of Italy’s great gardens

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