Musings

Garden Therapy

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The last two months have been a whirlwind of activity and a rollercoaster of emotions, leaving me with less time than I’d like to […]

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Dan Cooper Garden – Where Gardens Grow

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The eagle-eyed among you will have noticed the appearance of a bright yellow box at the top and bottom of my homepage. It invites […]

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A Little Solstice Solace

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Perhaps it’s just me, but 2021 has felt like a serious test of our endurance both in general and as gardeners. We started the […]

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A Change Is As Good As A Rest

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‘A change is as good as a rest’, or so the proverb goes. As one who is ill at ease when relaxing and always […]

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Has The Chelsea Flower Show Lost Its Mojo?

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I’ve grown a little bored of the Chelsea Flower Show. There, I’ve said it. Once upon a time I used to love the anticipation, […]

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A Moment In The Gin & Tonic Garden

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Once in a while one’s garden has a ‘moment’, a brief period of time when everything comes together to create a picture-perfect scene and […]

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Arctic April

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It has been the strangest month; cold – indeed the frostiest April in sixty years – and desert-dry. Although we’ve escaped spring frosts here […]

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A Bookish Birthday

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You might well assume that I’d had enough of being busy doing nothing over the Christmas holidays. That’s certainly not the case. Over the […]

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BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF 2020

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The year 2020. Where to begin? It’s tempting to dive straight into the obvious negatives – and let’s face it that would be rich […]

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SEASON’S GREETINGS FROM THE WATCH HOUSE

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Hello One and All! It’s been a while. Like everyone else, The Beau and I have been ducking and diving, trying to tackle this […]

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The House by the Lane

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‘Chyanvounder’: ‘Chy’ meaning house and ‘vounder’ meaning lane in the Cornish language. We have made three attempts to visit Cornwall this year. The first […]

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Silence Fills The Void

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It’s awfully peaceful outside. You must have noticed? Since Monday there’ve been no bellowing workmen, no reversing delivery lorries, no aeroplanes, no taxis using […]

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