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Henry VIII's copy of the world's first gardening manual reveals green-fingered tips, from growing giant leeks to using goat manure

Release date: 
Saturday, 24 January 2015

Cucumbers shake with fear at thunder; squash will bear fruit after nine days if planted in the ashes of human bone and watered with oil; and planting a radish, lettuce seed, nasturtium and colewort inside a ball of goat manure will result in tasty lettuces. ... Read more about Henry VIII's copy of the world's first gardening manual reveals green-fingered tips, from growing giant leeks to using goat manure

Gold tiger's head from the throne of Tipu Sultan

Gold

Release date: 
Wednesday, 14 January 2015

The beauty and symbolism of gold, from the Early Bronze Age to the 20th century, is celebrated in an exhibition opening at The Queen's Gallery, Palace of Holyroodhouse on 27 March.  Through over 60 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal Collection, Gold explores the distinctive qualities that make this rare and precious metal an enduring expression of the highest status, both earthly and divine. ... Read more about Gold

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