Large Gardens

Why Good Gardening is a Risky Business

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  Whilst you won’t find it on a list of extreme pursuits, gardening is all about taking risks. Tending a garden is one of […]

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Fond Farewells

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  If it were not for the soft patter of rain on the skylight above my desk, I might hear a pin drop. My […]

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In a Tuscan Garden

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  My job takes me to all sorts of interesting places, some nice, some not so nice, but always interesting. This week I have […]

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Great Dixter: Pots of Plenty

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  The recent chilly weather has had its pros and cons. The downside for eager gardeners who have been nurturing seedlings and planting out […]

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The Great Dixter Dozen

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  It’s rare that I sacrifice commentary for imagery, but as I look back over the photographs I took at Great Dixter last weekend, […]

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Great Dixter Spring Plant Fair 2017

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  Every visit to Great Dixter is a treat, but when the additional carrot of a plant fair is dangled in front of my […]

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Spring at The Salutation

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  If I were to win the lottery, The Salutation is the house I’d want to live in. I’d spend every spring and summer […]

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Spring Comes to Sissinghurst

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  How fortunate that my first visit to Sissinghurst this year should coincide with the warmest day of the spring so far. As the […]

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Le Jardin Secret, Marrakech

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  To create a new garden and open it to the public in the space of three years would be a challenge for the […]

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Il Giardino di Boboli, Florence

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  The Medici of Florence were not only one of the richest families in Europe for a time, but also phenomenal garden makers. They […]

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Going to The Chapel

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  When a new garden opens for the National Gardens Scheme in Thanet it’s a major event, principally because there are only three others, […]

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Stourhead Revisited

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  “We reached Stourhead at 3 o’clock. By that time the sun had penetrated the mist, and was gauzy and humid ….. Never do […]

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