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The Watch House NGS Open Day 2018

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  Over the weekend we welcomed over 300 visitors to The Watch House, breaking records and surprising us all. At times it was a […]

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RHS London Orchid Show & Plant Fair 2018

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Orchids are extraordinary flowers. They display remarkable diversity in colour, size and form. Some are scented, some are designed to entrap insects and few, […]

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RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair 2018

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One event in my calendar heralds the approach of spring like no other: the RHS London Early Spring Plant Fair. Throughout the first, frozen […]

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Christmas at The Watch House

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Motivated by the prospect of an OK-style, ‘At Home with Mr Christmas’ photoshoot this week, I have been decorating every corner of The Watch […]

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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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Eternal Eden

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  I can smell Cornwall before I can see it. Driving across the ancient border between Devon and Cornwall at night it’s pitch black, […]

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In The Night Garden

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When was the last time you ventured out into your garden after nightfall? Not at dusk, or to put the rubbish out, but to […]

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How Does my Garden Grow? August

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  My garden has come together rather later than usual, but come together it has. Unburdened by not opening for the National Gardens Scheme, […]

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Last Hurrah

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  Slowly but surely the petals are falling from my tulips, one by one, leaving skinny seed pods where yesterday hovered fat balloons of […]

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