Christmas

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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A Little Solstice Solace

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Perhaps it’s just me, but 2021 has felt like a serious test of our endurance both in general and as gardeners. We started the […]

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SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM THE WATCH HOUSE

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Hello One and All! It’s been a while. Like everyone else, The Beau and I have been ducking and diving, trying to tackle this […]

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Getting to the Poinsettia

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With its brightly-coloured, star-shaped bracts, the poinsettia is one of the most recognisable symbols of Christmas in the world. We find it in supermarkets, […]

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Absent.

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You may or may not have noticed, but I have not been posting quite as regularly of late. There is no intention in this, […]

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Ten Things To Do In The Garden in January

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January is a unique month in the year when plants, on the whole, demand very little from gardeners. House plants are an exception, but […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 24

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December 24th: Christmas Eve When I set out on my advent blogging adventure I didn’t have a plan for what I’d write the next […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 23

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December 23rd: Step Into Christmas Christmas can be a testing time for families. We come together with open hearts and great intentions, but sometimes […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 22

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December 22nd: Small Town Boy For me, the run up to Christmas feels impossibly long and drawn out. Why is it then that the […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 21

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December 21st: It’s a Wrap Being Mr Christmas, most people assume that my preparations for the big day run like clockwork. I can tell […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 20

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December 20th: A Grim Getaway I am on the 06.52am train from Broadstairs to London’s St Pancras Station, en route to Lincolnshire for a […]

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