Cornish Gardens

Time Out At Trengwainton

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How time flies! I was just contemplating whether or not it was too soon to write another post about one of my favourite Cornish […]

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Teeming Down at Tremenheere

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Anyone who has spent time holidaying in Cornwall will know that the county’s weather can be relied upon to dictate your itinerary from start […]

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The House by the Lane

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‘Chyanvounder’: ‘Chy’ meaning house and ‘vounder’ meaning lane in the Cornish language. We have made three attempts to visit Cornwall this year. The first […]

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Getting Away From It All

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Like many folk, we’ve barely spent a night away from home since the New Year. I love The Watch House with all my heart, […]

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Tremenheere Treats

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We were all set to go to the rare plant fair at Tregrehan in Cornwall last Sunday. My train was booked months ago, the […]

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Morrab Gardens, Penzance, Cornwall

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March can be a wild and windy month, especially in the far south-west of Cornwall. So it was that we turned up at Trewidden […]

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Magnolia × veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’

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My ‘proper’ camera, a now rather dated DSLR, has been in a cupboard since September. I know it takes better photographs than an iPhone, […]

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Camellias: Harbingers of Spring

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Spring arrives a little earlier in Cornwall than elsewhere in England. The far South West is blessed with a mild, maritime climate which ensures […]

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In Search of the Surreal

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No visit to Cornwall is complete without a spot of plant shopping. The nurseries in the county I consider home are among the best […]

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How to Grow Ornamental Gingers in UK Gardens

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  Ornamental gingers – we’ve admired them whilst on holiday in tropical countries, or seen them curated in the glasshouses of botanical gardens, but […]

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Chelsea Calling

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  It’s going to be a different kind of Chelsea Flower Show for me this year. As is tradition, I shall be there on […]

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