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World Gardening is a ramified offshoot of Datscha Radio. The site brings together texts, observations, audio files and views about gardening and related topics from around the world, depending on where my travels take me.

16th Century Thistles: Visiting the Library of the RJM

A place for study, information but also a treasure trove of ancient books on botany, this is the library of ...
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A visit at the “Hospital De Plantas”

It’s less than a 20 minutes drive into the western part of Madrid and we reach the community of Pozuelo, ...
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The Honey Gardener

La Casa de la miel has been in the hands of his family ever since the shop was founded in ...
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Sunday Diary: Gardens within Gardens

Here’s a very quick update on what is happening in Madrid with Datscha Radio – and an diary of how ...
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Into the Periphery

7.3.2018 Today’s excursion to the periphery of Madrid brought on a flood of images and sounds. The aim was to ...
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In der Peripherie

7.3.2018 Today’s excursion to the periphery of Madrid brought on a flood of images and sounds. The aim was to ...
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The Rosegarden of Ramón Ortiz

A most depressing sight for all non-plant-affine persons: A rose garden in early spring! Prickly bare sticks sprouting from grey-brown ...
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Sabatini Gardens

Another rainy day and a visit to the Sabatini Gardens in the western part of Madrid, close to the Palace ...
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Gurukula Botanic Sanctuary. Foto: gabi schaffner

Notes from Gurukula

18:30 Uhr: Die Stunde, in der sich das Grün der Pflanzen und das Rot der Erde zu einem weichen, stumpfen ...
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Forthcoming: The Herbarium of Ferdinand von Mueller

He was a man of many interests, some great loves in his life and one obsession: PLANTS! Forthcoming soon are ...
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Greetings from the Silk Floss Tree

(Translation follows, sorry) Der Florettseidenbaum, gehörig zur Familie der Malvengewächse, Unterfamilie Wollbaumgewächse, verblüfft durch einen ausgesprochen wehrhaften Stamm... und Unmengen ...
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An Alpine Aboretum

A secret garden is nestled in the alps, resting in the mountain off the Bogong High Plains Road that winds ...
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Botanic Pant’s Pockets

From next week on it will be again pick(ing)s from the wayside: weird kangooroo flowers, fake verbena, seemingly ordinary thistles ...
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The Wondrous Garden of the Cappuccine

The garden of the Cappuccine convent in Sortino lies deserted, enclosed by high walls, and less than 2% of the ...
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Forbidden Fruit

If the snake had come up with a cactus pear (Opuntia ficus-indica) instead of an apple we would be covered ...
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Australian Beauties

Occasionally, one picks flowers by the wayside... If you do this on a faraway continent like Australia, the outcome is ...
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Homebrew in Tasmania

Sandfly, Tasmania. 27. Nov. I am guest in the house of Julia Drouhin and Arjan Kok. The livingroom is full ...
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The Art of Topiary

Railton would be a town that no one'd ever heard of – if it wasn't for Neil Hurley. In 1999, ...
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Gardening in Bogong

This weekend the cabin owners are expected back in Bogong village. The community's sole gardener Marty is in charge for ...
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Tomatoes in Iceland II

Here comes as promised the interview with Knútur about tomato farming in Iceland. Interview: Gabi Schaffner. Mastering: Pit SchultzDatscharadio 2015 ...
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