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Your Garden In September

Reading time 33 minutes

I’ve come to love September almost as much as May. It’s a month of gentle transition, bidding farewell to summer and ushering in autumn. Here’s what your can be doing in your garden this month ….

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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 March

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Although winter’s icy fingers cling to March, their grip weakens daily. The weather may not always be clement, but there’s no turning back now; […]

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Baby steps (towards spring)

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Every weekend is pretty much the same during the lockdown. A time to catch up on sleep, to read, phone friends and family, make […]

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Here We Blow Again

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Oh, the inconvenience; first Ciara, now Dennis, putting paid to any plans we had to tend our allotment or work in the garden this […]

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Seeing in the New Year

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And so, here we are, on the eve of a new decade; Farewell 2010s, All Hail the 2020s! With the world as it is, […]

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Getting to the Poinsettia

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With its brightly-coloured, star-shaped bracts, the poinsettia is one of the most recognisable symbols of Christmas in the world. We find it in supermarkets, […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Weekend 2019

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And relax! After several weeks of intensive preparation, another National Gardens Scheme open weekend lies behind us. Rather like Christmas there’s an almighty build-up […]

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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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Advent Thought For The Day: 15

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December 15th: Poinsettia On at least five occasions this month I have strayed over to the fresh flower section at my local supermarket, picked […]

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