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Tuesday, 15 March 2011
A German view of galanthophiles and Colesbourne Park
Last month we had the pleasure of a visit from a group of German galanthophiles, led on their annual 'Galanthour' by Iris Ney. Among the party was the journalist Dr Susanne Mayer, who writes features for the Hamburg-based Die Zeit, a major weekly paper in Germany. Her article Ein weißes Feld ('A white field')about her experiences travelling with the group and visiting Colesbourne appeared in the 3rd March edition - we received a paper copy yesterday. It is no credit to the British education system that nobody in Colesbourne can read German, so we were left trying to puzzle-out fragments... but today, fortunately, the article appeared on Zeit Online, so it is possible to read it in translation, after a fashion! It's always very interesting to see how someone perceives one's activities, and this is a percipient article, given unintended extra humour by the vagaries of Google translation.
A personal view of the world of horticulture and plants by a gardening botanist and author, living in Settrington, North Yorkshire, and working as Director of the Yorkshire Arboretum, a partnership between the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, and Castle Howard.
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