Cornwall

Camellias: Harbingers of Spring

Reading time 9 minutes

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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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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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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Cornwall Spring Flower Show 2018

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As great days out go, I rank a visit to the Cornwall Spring Flower Show up there with Chelsea and Sissinghurst. It’s a special […]

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Heligan Harvest

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  I first started visiting The Lost Gardens of Heligan as a student in the very early 1990s. By then the Tremayne family’s forgotten […]

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True Blue

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  There is nothing more irritating for a gardener than to strive unsuccessfully to cultivate a plant, only to discover that someone who apparently […]

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Rhododendron Rebound

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  Although I’ve never been able to grow them well, rhododendrons have always held a special place in my heart. I grew up visiting […]

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Return to Eden

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It is May 2000 and I am standing in a long line of chattering, excitable people wearing white hard hats. This is not an […]

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Tumbledown

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We are staying at Trevoole, one of our favourite places in Cornwall. And because I am on holiday I can take precious time to […]

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Bewitched, Bothered and Bewintered

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As winter draws to a close, I can sum it up in one word: soggy. Dreams of bracing walks along the beach beneath clear, […]

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