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All Hail The Tromboncino!

Reading time 6 minutes

Are you bored of your courgettes being blighted by mildew? Are you receptive to the simple amusement of a provocatively proportioned vegetable? Then tromboncinos are for you!

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Your Garden In July

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With July comes the start of summer proper. All hints of spring are now banished, replaced by stronger, brighter colours and a sense of established luxuriance. Savour the moment and prepare for the busy months that lie ahead.

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Baby steps (towards spring)

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Every weekend is pretty much the same during the lockdown. A time to catch up on sleep, to read, phone friends and family, make […]

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Garden Diary: February 2020

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I have decided to start a garden diary. It’s been over 30 years since I last kept any form of journal so I can’t […]

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Hopping over to Stockholm

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This week my work took me to Stockholm to visit a potential supplier. I always look forward to visiting the Swedish capital since the […]

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Seedy Thoughts

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There’s not much that January is good for, apart from cosying-up by the fire, drinking the Christmas drinks cabinet dry and browsing seed catalogues. […]

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The Diary of a Plant Addict

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If my blog did not already have a title, ‘The Diary of a Plant Addict’ would be a strong candidate. I’ve had the most […]

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Plant Profile: Ivy-leaved toadflax

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Cymbalaria muralis: Ivy-leaved toadflax, ivywort, Kenilworth ivy, coliseum ivy, Oxford ivy, mother of thousands, mother of millions, thousand flower, pennywort, wandering sailor, Aaron’s beard, […]

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Plant Profile: Passiflora ‘Snow Queen’

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  I purchase the majority of my plants on a whim. Hands up, it’s one of my greatest weaknesses, not to mention greatest expenses. […]

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Plant Profile: Asarina scandens

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As the heatwave drags on, my evenings are consumed by watering the garden. Already short, their length is reducing daily so that I am […]

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