No Whiteys since Kingdon-Ward – Planthunting in darkest Manipur, November 2012

Khayang village elders.

I’m not one for slavishly following in the footsteps of ‘The Great Planthunters’. Having said that however, a botanising trip to this infrequently visited, remote corner of India was in order Read more »

I ate dog without knowing it (and other Vietnamese adventures) – Vietnam 2009


I recently spent a couple of weeks in northern Vietnam, up near the Chinese border looking for good things. November is in the dry season, Read more »

Morocco, October 2006

The famous Blue rocks, just outside Tafraoute

I like to take my kids away somewhere for autumn half term holidays and what could be better than mixing relaxation with a little botanical Read more »

Mexico, November 2005

Agave salmiana 'Otomi'

After last year’s jaunt into the Mexican heartland it was clear there was more fun to be had in that immensely rewarding country, and so Read more »

Mexico, November 2004

Brahea dulcis

A trip to Mexico had been on the cards for a number of years. The sheer wealth of species in that land makes it one Read more »