Doubtfully Fragrant Cats’ Tails

Microdon dubius (Scrophulariaceae) dark purple form

On a still night at Phillipskop during spring, the air is filled with a beautiful but elusive scent. A cat’s tail would not be the first place one would go when hunting down such a scent, but in the fynbos that is one of the primary sources of night-time fragrance. … Discover more

Kniphofia: The Complete Guide

Kniphofia The Complete Guide by Christopher Whitehouse

Kniphofia have been cultivated in Western gardens for more than 300 years but, until now, there has never been a book covering the whole genus. Published in 2016, this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated guide to all the species and cultivars also includes extensive information on history, breeding, botany and cultivation. … Discover more