Christmas

Christmas Cheer

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  The last time I was up at 6am on Christmas morning I was ten. With a three-year-old in the house it was inevitable […]

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Sing Hallelujah!

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  The builders have left the building – sing hallelujah, ring out the bells and fa la la la la!! We are finally free […]

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Balmy Boxing Day

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I began my traditional Boxing Day post last year by commenting on the unusually mild weather that lead up to Christmas. Had I known […]

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Hoard

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I think I did rather well, don’t you? Wishing you and yours a magical Christmas Day.  The Frustrated Gardener, December 25th 2015.

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Postcards from Prague

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No jetting off to New York this year, but a trip to the Czech Republic instead. And what a refreshing trip it was. Not […]

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Simply Red

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For that essential splash of Christmas red there is nothing quite like amaryllis. Poinsettias are passé and carnations a cliché, so I like to be bold […]

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Blooming Boxing Day

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Even by London standards it’s been an exceptionally mild start to winter. Our traditional Boxing Day walk from Highgate to Hampstead revealed dahlias in […]

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Miniature Marvel

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I’ve been hankering over a greenhouse for years, even though I plainly have nowhere to put one. Turns out I am in luck and […]

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Wreath 3 Kings

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As Christmas approaches, I find myself rapidly running out of time to do all the wholesome, festive projects I promised myself I would tackle. […]

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An Open Letter to Santa

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Dear Santa, You may think I’m getting a bit old for this malarkey, but in my head I am still in my teens so I […]

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