The life and loves of a plantsman

A Walk On The Wild Side

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Is there any day quite as awkward as a substitute Bank Holiday? Although these rare days ought to feel like a gift, there’s something […]

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Introducing The Twixmas Tidy

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You may have heard of the Chelsea Chop or the Hampton Hack, but have you been introduced to the Twixmas Tidy? If not, read on to discover how you might fill the strangely disorientating days between Christmas and New Year.

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Glad Tidings

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As I take a break between cleaning the house, wrapping presents and mopping the water that’s dripping through the roof, I hear the lyrics […]

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Your Garden In November

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November is a ‘do or die’ month. The onerous first frost that gardeners mutter about signals the demise of all that’s tender. You can take a gamble for so long, but ultimately you must act if you want to keep certain plants.

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Your Garden In October

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October can be glorious or ghastly, depending on how the weather gods are feeling. I recall travelling to Delhi in October 2011 and the […]

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Your Garden In September

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I’ve come to love September almost as much as May. It’s a month of gentle transition, bidding farewell to summer and ushering in autumn. Here’s what your can be doing in your garden this month ….

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