Tuesday, 22 February 2011

History Lesson

The tale goes that the Araucaria was brought to the attention of European gardeners by the botanist, Joseph Banks, who would have used it’s Latin name. The ’monkey puzzle’ monicker can be attributed to the planter of Pencarrow gardens in Bodmin, who is credited with the statement, on first encountering the tree, “there’s a tree that would puzzle a monkey”.  A bit lame, a tad apocryphal.

Meanwhile, still working hard on the quality control.....