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Your Garden In October

Reading time 35 minutes

October can be glorious or ghastly, depending on how the weather gods are feeling. I recall travelling to Delhi in October 2011 and the […]

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Your Garden In August

Reading time 34 minutes

August is a watershed month, a moment when our gardens reach their peak volume and visual strength before evaporating into the soft airiness of autumn. The name of the game is prolonging the summer display for as long as possible.

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Your Garden In July

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With July comes the start of summer proper. All hints of spring are now banished, replaced by stronger, brighter colours and a sense of established luxuriance. Savour the moment and prepare for the busy months that lie ahead.

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In June

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June is the most quintessentially English month. Country gardens are brimming with hollyhocks, lupins, delphiniums, peonies, irises and, of course, roses. Here’s how to get the most enjoyment from your garden this month.

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In April

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April is one of the most joyful and uplifting months in the garden. Days are longer, temperatures are increasing steadily and it finally feels […]

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Glut Instinct

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“Growing your own produce is great if you want no food, then 400 tomatoes, then nothing, then 120 cucumbers, then nothing, then 3 carrots that […]

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And So It Begins…

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It is official, we won’t go hungry this summer! Harvesting on the allotment has well and truly begun, especially the crop of courgettes, and […]

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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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Whatever the Weather

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        The elements just keep on giving this year. In the space of three months we’ve had record cold and record […]

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The Plight of the Bumblebee

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  I like bees, but I love bumblebees more. The sight of their comedically cumbersome bodies ambling across an umbel, or alighting delicately on a […]

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