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Marianne North’s legacy, Hastings

Marianne North used to live across the road a century and a half ago. She was a famous botanical painter who traveled with Charles Darwin across the globe collecting rare plants. She helped create Kew Gardens in London, where there … Continue reading

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One hundred and fifty years in the life of a tree. Plus the last few hours.

My last post showed the beautiful view from my studio and across the valley towards the sea. The Cherry Tree pictured was planted in a garden created by Marianne North, who also helped create Kew Gardens in London. The morning … Continue reading

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