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How to Enjoy Your Garden in March

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Although winter’s icy fingers cling to March, their grip weakens daily. The weather may not always be clement, but there’s no turning back now; […]

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Now is the Time to Plant Spring Bulbs

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Whilst tempting to lament the summer that never was, now is the time to be looking ahead and planting your spring-flowering bulbs. The first […]

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The Late, Late Tulip Show

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Cold weather in spring can only hold our gardens back for so long. It’s like a catapult, the further the sling is pulled back […]

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The Late, Late Daffodil Show

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In a normal year, I’d consider myself lucky to have one or two daffodils blooming in May. By May Day their dominion is over […]

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Arctic April

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It has been the strangest month; cold – indeed the frostiest April in sixty years – and desert-dry. Although we’ve escaped spring frosts here […]

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Discovering Daffodils

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It’s a little known fact – so little known that one might almost call it a secret – that the first job I ever […]

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Hurrah! the Ides of March

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Our garden is at its lowest ebb from early February until the Ides of March, on the 15th of the month. Battered by gales […]

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Iris Reticulata ‘Pauline’

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In an exciting new development, the following post can now be enjoyed as a podcast as well as in text and photographs. Cultivars of […]

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February Flowers

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It’s that time of year when galanthophiles (the polite name for snowdrop bores) start to bombard social media with images of their pearly-white treasures. […]

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Going Potty

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If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it’s to look after our mental health. If it’s taught us another, it’s to look out […]

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BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF 2020

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The year 2020. Where to begin? It’s tempting to dive straight into the obvious negatives – and let’s face it that would be rich […]

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