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Tag Archives: #AdventBotany2018
By John David Not an obvious topic for Advent, but bear with me, the connection will become clear. The Golden Bough is most famously the title of a book written by Sir James Frazer and first published in two volumes … Continue reading
#AdventBotany 2018, Day 3: The Pomander – a smorgasbord of Lamiaceae and Rutaceae with a pinch of Sperm Whale Poo
by Fi Young As a child I remember my grandparents giving a pomander as a Christmas gift. Their pomander was made from an orange studded with cloves, and I don’t mean cloves of garlic unless you want to ward off … Continue reading
#AdventBotany 2018, Day 2: The homeless drupe – a look at the ‘precocious’ Prunus that US Marines won’t go near
By Meg Cathcart-James What do Alexander the Great, Henry the VIII’s gardener and ancient China have in common? They all enjoyed apricots!
For me, the glace cherry is a staple ingredient of Christmas cooking. I include them in both my Christmas cake and Christmas pudding recipes – both are based on ‘Delia Smith’s Christmas’ although her original version of the pudding recipe … Continue reading