Container gardening

New Plants At The Watch House: August 2019

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Both gardens were overflowing with plants long before August arrived. There was a point at which getting from the garden gate to the front […]

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Plant Profile: Lilium ‘Whistler’

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This spring I potted up more lilies than ever before. My intention was to bridge that awkward gap between the tulips fading and the […]

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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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The Watch House in Early May

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I’m a little bit stuck at the moment. I don’t so much have writers’ block as writers’ constipation; that is, lots of posts backing […]

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Getting to Grips with Hardy Orchids

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I can see a new addiction coming from a mile off, so on the whole I steer well clear of orchids. Over the ages […]

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April Showers

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Unpredictability is the name of the game when it comes to British weather, but one old proverb certainly promises to ring true in 2019: […]

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A Capricious January

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This winter’s weather is turning out to be a bit of tease. We experience a short spell of cold, then it’s back to mild […]

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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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Since my new fella has been on the scene, I have been enjoying an activity that I have rarely experienced before – gardening ‘à […]

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