Christmas

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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Advent Thought For The Day: 19

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December 19th: Who will buy my lovely mistletoe? On three Tuesdays leading up to Christmas, an auction of holly, mistletoe and freshly-made wreaths is […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 18

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December 18th: In a Pickle Just when I am tempted to imagine I know everything there is to know about Christmas, along comes a […]

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