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Preparing the garden for spring planting

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Preparing the garden for spring planting

Words by Alice Whiting At this time of year, we may still feel like the warmth and colour of summer is far away - but starting to think ahead to all the abundance of things that can be grown this year can give us some motivation to get things organised in the garden. Here are some things we can be doing over these quieter winter months to prepare our gardens, or any outdoor green space we tend to - be that pots on a balcony or plants in an outdoor windowsill.  Photos by Annie Spratt  During January and February, ordering seeds...

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Astounding adventures of Marianne North

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Astounding adventures of Marianne North
Marianne North, through shear determination and unfaltering obsession to paint created the largest collection of botanical art in the world.

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Celebrating International Women's Day

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Celebrating International Women's Day
To celebrate International Women's Day, we're aking a look back at some of the wonderfully creative and inspirational women that we've featured so far on Botanical Atelier's Blog.

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Repurposing with Hilton Carter

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Repurposing with Hilton Carter
Here are four top ruporposing ideas from the gardening guru Hilton Carter, using old home items and antique shop treasures, that will help turn your home into a sustainable and stylish jungle. 

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Ethnobotany - A Relationship Between People and Plants

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Ethnobotany - A Relationship Between People and Plants
According to a review of the book Botany for Everyone, "Plants are the most important, least understood, most taken for granted of all living things". Here we explore the importance of ethnobotany and the ways in which plants can be used beneficially among different cultures, past and present.  

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