Kentish Gardens

Agave Agony

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A sun-soaked stroll along the beach between Broadstairs and Ramsgate, picking up chalk pebbles and gnarled flints, ultimately leads us back to The Italianate Glasshouse […]

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Agave Aggravation at the Italianate Glasshouse

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Little survives of Sir Moses Montefiore’s East Cliff Lodge, a once magnificent mansion and garden straddling the boundary between Broadstairs and Ramsgate in Kent. The […]

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All Systems Go!

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Here at The Watch House we are steadily building up to our second annual National Gardens Scheme open weekend on August 1st and 2nd. Unlike last […]

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A Walk on Walmer’s Wild Side

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We needed to blow away the cobwebs today, so settled on a drive down to one of our favourite spots, the stretch of coastline […]

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The American Garden, Saltwood, Kent

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Primped and polished gardens are all very well (we’ll be seeing a lot of them at Chelsea in a few days’ time) but for […]

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Sandling Park Open Garden 2015

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The chance to view the extraordinary collection of rhododendrons and azaleas built up by the Hardy family at Sandling Park in Kent is one of […]

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Saltwood Castle NSPCC Plant Fair 2015

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Driving south to the pretty village of Saltwood for the annual NSPCC plant fair has become something of a tradition in our household. Even Him […]

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Sissinghurst – Fire and Ice

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By late summer both of our plots have started to run out of puff, so I am always keen to seek out gardens which manage to […]

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Sissinghurst – Crazy for Colchicums

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I am guilty, guilty of having twice visited Sissinghurst this year and not having posted anything about it. Had this been any other garden I […]

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A Drama of Dahlias

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As far as I am aware, and please enlighten me should I be mistaken, there is not a collective noun for a group of […]

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Gardening Leave

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No, I haven’t quit my job or been given my marching orders, but I have taken a couple of days off to prepare the […]

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