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The human story is inextricably linked with plants, in fact without the cultivation of early food crops human civilisation would never have reached the pinnacles that we see today. But it is not just the importance of domestication of food crops that have shaped our history there are many plants that have come in to modern cultivation because of our history. Expanding Empires, the discovery of new worlds, and the search for perfection have all had their part to play.

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ATHENS: The Caryatids

ATHENS: The Temple of Zeus

ATHENS: Tower of the Winds

CAN YOU REPLANT A CHRISTMAS TREE?

CAN YOU REPLANT A CUT CHRISTMAS TREE?

CHARLES DARWIN'S LEGACY - 200 years on

Christmas Tree

GARDENING JOBS FOR JANUARY

How to get to Villa Adriana from Rome

HOW TO MAKE SPICY PUMPKIN SOUP

HOW TO MAKE STOCK FROM TURKEY BONES


HOW TO STOP CHRISTMAS TREES FROM DROPPING THEIR NEEDLES

LEFTOVER TURKEY RECIPE - Turkey and Broccoli Bake

MAJORELLE GARDENS – MOROCCO

PLANTS AND FRUIT TREES OF THE GARDEN OF EDEN

POINSETTIA CHRISTMAS STORY AND HISTORY

RECIPE FOR TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS CAKE

SCOTCH BROTH

SPAGHETTI BOLOGNESE RECIPE

STORIES, MYTHS, LEGENDS AND THE FOLKLORE OF HELLEBORE

THE HISTORY OF CHRISTMAS

THE HISTORY OF THE JACK 'O' LANTERN HALLOWEEN PUMPKIN

T&M January

How to get to Villa D’Este from Rome

ROME: How to make Roman Bread - Panis

ROME: OPENING TIMES FOR VILLA D'ESTE

ROME: The Water Organ at Villa D'Este

ROME: Villa Adriana - Tivoli

ROME: Who were the Ancient Gladiators?

ROME: What does 'SPQR' mean?

ROME: What did the Romans Eat?

SISSINGHURST GARDENS - a secret history

WHAT IS BOXING DAY?

WHAT IS HALLOWEEN?

WHY IS THE SKY BLUE?
 


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