Container gardening

The Rise and Fall of Phormiums

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Walking home from work today, I passed a miserable looking clump of variegated phormiums in front of a drab public building. They were ill […]

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Cucumber Cottage, Sandwich

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Sandwich is full of lanes with quirky names such as Pondicherry Alley and Knighrider Street, each packed with an interesting mix of grand houses, […]

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Welcome to the Jungle

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One thing this weather is good for is making things grow…..really fast.  We arrived back home this morning and opened the gate to find […]

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Beguiled by Begonias

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I expect it’s desperately unfashionable to say so, but I do love a nice Begonia. They are easy on the eye, diverse and sometimes […]

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Summer scents

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July is the month when our seaside garden is at its most fragrant. In a normal year we’ll spend many happy evenings outside, enjoying […]

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Captivating Annuals

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Whilst walking along Highgate High Street this afternoon, I was stopped by these charming pots of annual plants on the steps of the local […]

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