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Alan Fred Titchmarsh,, HonFSE (born 2 May 1949) is an English gardener, presenter, poet, and novelist.
Allergic rhinitis, also known as hay fever, is a type of inflammation in the nose which occurs when the immune system overreacts to allergens in the air.
The Alps (Alpes; Alpen; Alpi; Alps; Alpe) are the highest and most extensive mountain range system that lies entirely in Europe,The Caucasus Mountains are higher, and the Urals longer, but both lie partly in Asia.
The American Revolutionary War (17751783), also known as the American War of Independence, was a global war that began as a conflict between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies which declared independence as the United States of America. After 1765, growing philosophical and political differences strained the relationship between Great Britain and its colonies. Patriot protests against taxation without representation followed the Stamp Act and escalated into boycotts, which culminated in 1773 with the Sons of Liberty destroying a shipment of tea in Boston Harbor. Britain responded by closing Boston Harbor and passing a series of punitive measures against Massachusetts Bay Colony. Massachusetts colonists responded with the Suffolk Resolves, and they established a shadow government which wrested control of the countryside from the Crown. Twelve colonies formed a Continental Congress to coordinate their resistance, establishing committees and conventions that effectively seized power. British attempts to disarm the Massachusetts militia at Concord, Massachusetts in April 1775 led to open combat. Militia forces then besieged Boston, forcing a British evacuation in March 1776, and Congress appointed George Washington to command the Continental Army. Concurrently, an American attempt to invade Quebec and raise rebellion against the British failed decisively. On July 2, 1776, the Continental Congress voted for independence, issuing its declaration on July 4. Sir William Howe launched a British counter-offensive, capturing New York City and leaving American morale at a low ebb. However, victories at Trenton and Princeton restored American confidence. In 1777, the British launched an invasion from Quebec under John Burgoyne, intending to isolate the New England Colonies. Instead of assisting this effort, Howe took his army on a separate campaign against Philadelphia, and Burgoyne was decisively defeated at Saratoga in October 1777. Burgoyne's defeat had drastic consequences. France formally allied with the Americans and entered the war in 1778, and Spain joined the war the following year as an ally of France but not as an ally of the United States. In 1780, the Kingdom of Mysore attacked the British in India, and tensions between Great Britain and the Netherlands erupted into open war. In North America, the British mounted a "Southern strategy" led by Charles Cornwallis which hinged upon a Loyalist uprising, but too few came forward. Cornwallis suffered reversals at King's Mountain and Cowpens. He retreated to Yorktown, Virginia, intending an evacuation, but a decisive French naval victory deprived him of an escape. A Franco-American army led by the Comte de Rochambeau and Washington then besieged Cornwallis' army and, with no sign of relief, he surrendered in October 1781. Whigs in Britain had long opposed the pro-war Tories in Parliament, and the surrender gave them the upper hand. In early 1782, Parliament voted to end all offensive operations in North America, but the war continued in Europe and India. Britain remained under siege in Gibraltar but scored a major victory over the French navy. On September 3, 1783, the belligerent parties signed the Treaty of Paris in which Great Britain agreed to recognize the sovereignty of the United States and formally end the war. French involvement had proven decisive,Brooks, Richard (editor). Atlas of World Military History. HarperCollins, 2000, p. 101 "Washington's success in keeping the army together deprived the British of victory, but French intervention won the war." but France made few gains and incurred crippling debts. Spain made some minor territorial gains but failed in its primary aim of recovering Gibraltar. The Dutch were defeated on all counts and were compelled to cede territory to Great Britain. In India, the war against Mysore and its allies concluded in 1784 without any territorial changes.
Brigadier Andrew Henry Parker Bowles OBE (born 27 December 1939) is a retired British Army officer.
Anemone is a genus of about 200 species of flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, native to temperate zones.
Anna Pavord (born 20 September 1940 in Abergavenny) is the gardening correspondent for The Independent and the author of a number of books on plants and gardening.
Benhall is a village and civil parish in the Suffolk Coastal district of Suffolk, England.
Bitton is a village and civil parish in South Gloucestershire, England, in the east of the Greater Bristol area on the River Boyd.
In botany, a bulb is structurally a short stem with fleshy leaves or leaf bases that function as food storage organs during dormancy.
Bulls Cross is a road and hamlet located in the London Borough of Enfield, north London, and is part of London's Metropolitan Green Belt.
A cactus (plural: cacti, cactuses, or cactus) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae,Although the spellings of botanical families have been largely standardized, there is little agreement among botanists as to how these names are to be pronounced.
The Cambridge University Botanic Garden is a botanical garden located in Cambridge, England associated with the university Department of Plant Sciences (formerly Botany School).
Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, (born Camilla Rosemary Shand, later Parker Bowles; 17 July 1947) is a member of the British royal family.
Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.
The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, formally known as the Great Spring Show, is a garden show held for five days in May by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) in the grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea in Chelsea, London.
The Chelsea Physic Garden was established as the Apothecaries' Garden in London, England, in 1673.
Christopher Hamilton Lloyd, OBE (2 March 1921 – 27 January 2006) was a British gardener and author.
Colchicum is a genus of perennial flowering plants containing around 160 species which grow from bulb-like corms.
The ostrich or common ostrich (Struthio camelus) is either of two species of large flightless birds native to Africa, the only living member(s) of the genus Struthio, which is in the ratite family.
Crocus (English plural: crocuses or croci) is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms.
The Cyperaceae are a family of monocotyledonous graminoid flowering plants known as sedges, which superficially resemble grasses and rushes.
In religion, divinity or godhead is the state of things that are believed to come from a supernatural power or deity, such as a god, supreme being, creator deity, or spirits, and are therefore regarded as sacred and holy.
Dublin is the capital of and largest city in Ireland.
eBay Inc. is a multinational e-commerce corporation based in San Jose, California that facilitates consumer-to-consumer and business-to-consumer sales through its website.
Ellen Ann Willmott (19 August 1858 – 27 September 1934) was an English horticulturist.
Entomology is the scientific study of insects, a branch of zoology.
Ernest Henry "Chinese" Wilson (15 February 1876 – 15 October 1930), better known as E. H. Wilson, was a notable English plant collector and explorer who introduced a large range of about 2000 of Asian plant species to the West; some sixty bear his name.
Erysimum (wallflower) is a genus of flowering plants that includes about 180 species of popular garden plants and many wild forms in the botanical family Brassicaceae.
Escrick is a village and civil parish in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England.
EtymologyThe New Oxford Dictionary of English (1998) – p. 633 "Etymology /ˌɛtɪˈmɒlədʒi/ the study of the class in words and the way their meanings have changed throughout time".
Fallopia japonica, synonyms Reynoutria japonica and Polygonum cuspidatum, commonly known as Asian knotweed or Japanese knotweed, is a large, herbaceous perennial plant of the knotweed and buckwheat family Polygonaceae.
Forty Hall is a manor house of the 1620s in Forty Hill in Enfield, north London.
Frances Mary Perry MBE VMH (19 February 1907 – 11 October 1993) was a gardener, administrator, writer and broadcaster.
Sir Frank Crisp, Kt., 1st Baronet, (25 October 1843 in London – 29 April 1919) was an English lawyer and microscopist.
Sir Frederick Claude Stern (18 April 1884, Knightsbridge, London – 10 July 1967) was a botanist and horticulturalist, known for developing the gardens at Highdown, for creating several cultivars of garden plants and for his publications on peonies, snowdrops and gardening.
Friar Park is a 120-room Victorian neo-Gothic mansion in Henley-on-Thames built in 1889.
Galanthus (snowdrop; Greek gála "milk", ánthos "flower") is a small genus of about 20 species of bulbous perennial herbaceous plants in the family Amaryllidaceae.
George Harrison (25 February 1943 – 29 November 2001) was an English guitarist, singer-songwriter, and producer who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the Beatles.
Gertrude Jekyll (29 November 1843 – 8 December 1932) was a British horticulturist, garden designer, artist, and writer.
Glasnevin (also known as Glas Naedhe, meaning "stream of O'Naeidhe" after an ancient chieftain) is a largely residential neighbourhood of Dublin, Ireland.
Gunnera is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants.
Sir Harold George Hillier (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1985) was an English horticulturist.
Sir Henry Lauder (4 August 1870 – 26 February 1950)Russell, Dave.
A hatpin is a decorative and functional pin for holding a hat to the head, usually by the hair.
The hazel (Corylus) is a genus of deciduous trees and large shrubs native to the temperate Northern Hemisphere.
Commonly known as hellebores, the Eurasian genus Helleborus consists of approximately 20 species of herbaceous or evergreen perennial flowering plants in the family Ranunculaceae, within which it gave its name to the tribe of Helleboreae.
Henley-on-Thames is a town and civil parish on the River Thames in Oxfordshire, England, northeast of Reading, west of Maidenhead and southeast of Oxford, near the tripoint of Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire.
Henry Nicholson Ellacombe (1822–1916) was a plantsman and author on botany and gardening.
Henry Thomas Ellacombe or Ellicombe (1790-1885), was an English divine and antiquary.
Highdown Gardens is a garden on the western edge of the town of Worthing, close to the village of Ferring and the National Trust archaeological site Highdown Hill in West Sussex, England.
Huguenots (Les huguenots) are an ethnoreligious group of French Protestants who follow the Reformed tradition.
Hyacinthoides non-scripta (formerly Endymion non-scriptus or Scilla non-scripta) is a bulbous perennial plant, found in Atlantic areas from north-western Spain to the British Isles, and also frequently used as a garden plant.
The Italian Riviera, or Ligurian Riviera (Riviera ligure; Rivêa ligure) is the narrow coastal strip which lies between the Ligurian Sea and the mountain chain formed by the Maritime Alps and the Apennines.
Jessica "Jekka" McVicar (born 1951) is an English organic gardening expert, author and broadcaster, particularly on the cultivation and use of herbs.
Jesus College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) is a statutory body that is responsible for managing and developing the long, Lee Valley Regional Park.
Leith Hill is a wooded hill to the south west of Dorking, Surrey, England.
Leucojum is a small genus of bulbous plants native to Eurasia belonging to the Amaryllis family, subfamily Amaryllidoideae.
The London Borough of Enfield is a London borough in north London, England.
The Matterhorn (Matterhorn; Cervino; Mont Cervin) is a mountain of the Alps, straddling the main watershed and border between Switzerland and Italy.
Middlesex (abbreviation: Middx) is an historic county in south-east England.
Mistletoe is the English common name for most obligate hemiparasitic plants in the order Santalales.
Munstead Wood is a Grade I listed house and garden in Munstead Heath, Busbridge on the boundary of the town of Godalming in Surrey, England, south-east of the town centre.
Muscari is a genus of perennial bulbous plants native to Eurasia that produce spikes of dense, most commonly blue, urn-shaped flowers resembling bunches of grapes in the spring.
Narcissus is a genus of predominantly spring perennial plants of the Amaryllidaceae (amaryllis) family.
The National Botanic Gardens (Irish: Garraithe Náisiúnta na Lus) are located in Glasnevin, 5 km north-west of Dublin city centre, Ireland.
National Provincial Bank was a British retail bank which operated in England and Wales from 1833 until its merger into the National Westminster Bank in 1970; it continued to exist as a dormant non-trading company until it was voluntarily struck off the register and dissolved in 2016.
The New River is an artificial waterway in England, opened in 1613 to supply London with fresh drinking water taken from the River Lea and from Chadwell Springs and Amwell Springs (which ceased to flow by the end of the nineteenth century), and other springs and wells along its course.
An online auction is an auction which is held over the internet.
Pest control is the regulation or management of a species defined as a pest, a member of the animal kingdom that impacts adversely on human activities.
Phlomis is a genus of over 100 species Flora of China.
Reginald John Farrer (17 February 1880 – 17 October 1920), was a traveller and plant collector.
The Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley in the English county of Surrey south of London, is one of four gardens run by the Society, the others being Harlow Carr, Hyde Hall and Rosemoor.
The River Lea in England originates in Leagrave, Luton in the Chiltern Hills and flows generally southeast, east, and then south through east London where it meets the River Thames, the last looping section being known as Bow Creek.
Rosmarinus is a small genus of woody, perennial herbs with fragrant evergreen needle-like leaves in the family Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean Basin.
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (brand name Kew) is a non-departmental public body in the United Kingdom sponsored by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), founded in 1804 as the Horticultural Society of London, is the UK's leading gardening charity.
RSA Insurance Group plc (trading as RSA, formerly Royal and Sun Alliance) is a British multinational general insurance company headquartered in London, United Kingdom.
Santolina is a genus of plants in the chamomile tribe within the sunflower family, primarily from the western Mediterranean region.
The Savill Garden is an enclosed part of Windsor Great Park in England, created by Sir Eric Savill in the 1930s.
Saxmundham is a small market town in Suffolk, England.
Colonel Sir Henry Ferryman Bowles, 1st Baronet (19 December 1858 – 14 October 1943) was a British Army officer and Conservative politician.
Sissinghurst is a small village in the county of Kent in England.
Slug, or land slug, is a common name for any apparently shell-less terrestrial gastropod mollusc.
In botany, succulent plants, also known as succulents, are plants that have some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions.
The Beatles were an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1960.
Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).
Tulips (Tulipa) form a genus of spring-blooming perennial herbaceous bulbiferous geophytes (having bulbs as storage organs).
The University of London (abbreviated as Lond. or more rarely Londin. in post-nominals) is a collegiate and a federal research university located in London, England.
Ventimiglia (Ventimiglia, Intemelio:, Genoese: Vintimiggia, Vintimille, Ventemilha) is a city, comune (municipality) and bishopric in Liguria, northern Italy, in the province of Imperia.
The Victoria Medal of Honour (VMH) is awarded to British horticulturists resident in the United Kingdom whom the Royal Horticultural Society Council considers deserving of special honour by the Society The award was established in 1897 "in perpetual remembrance of Her Majesty's glorious reign, and to enable the Council to confer honour on British horticulturists." The Society's rules state that only sixty-three horticulturists can hold the VMH at any given time, in commemoration of the sixty-three years of Queen Victoria's reign.
Viola (and) is a genus of flowering plants in the violet family Violaceae.
Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962), usually known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English poet, novelist, and garden designer.
Warham is a village and civil parish in the English county of Norfolk.
Westonbirt, The National Arboretum is an arboretum in Gloucestershire, England, about southwest of the town of Tetbury.
Wicken Fen is a 254.5 hectare biological Site of Special Scientific Interest west of Wicken in Cambridgeshire.
William Robinson (5 July 1838 – 17 May 1935) was an Irish practical gardener and journalist whose ideas about wild gardening spurred the movement that led to the popularising of the English cottage garden, a parallel to the search for honest simplicity and vernacular style of the British Arts and Crafts movement.
William Thomas Stearn (16 April 1911 – 9 May 2001) was a British botanist.
Windsor is a historic market town and unparished area in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England.
Wisteria is a genus of flowering plants in the legume family, Fabaceae (Leguminosae), that includes ten species of woody climbing vines that are native to China, Korea, and Japan and as an introduced species to the Eastern United States.
World War I (often abbreviated as WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War, the Great War, or the War to End All Wars, was a global war originating in Europe that lasted from 28 July 1914 to 11 November 1918.
World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.
Worthing is a large seaside town in England, with borough status in West Sussex.
Xanthorhiza simplicissima (yellowroot) is the only member of the genus Xanthorhiza, and one of very few genera in the family Ranunculaceae with a woody stem (the other notable example being Clematis).
Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom.