open gardens

Magnolia × veitchii ‘Peter Veitch’

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My ‘proper’ camera, a now rather dated DSLR, has been in a cupboard since September. I know it takes better photographs than an iPhone, […]

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National Garden Scheme Snowdrop Festival 2019

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Galanthophiles rejoice, snowdrop season is upon us once again. In recent years snowdrop appreciation has become a mainstream activity with hundreds of gardens throwing […]

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A Ramble Around Rosemoor

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Rosemoor, the most south-westerly RHS garden, is my favourite of all the RHS gardens. Opened officially in 1990, the society’s secluded Devon outpost is […]

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The Final Countdown

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Twenty days to go and the countdown to my NGS garden open weekend is well underway. In truth the garden does not need another […]

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The Rhythm of the Jungle

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  There were points during February and March when I thought my garden might never regain its former glory. The Beast from the East […]

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Reflections on a Busy Week

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What a rollercoaster ride last week was. It began with visits to two very fine private gardens, open by appointment for the National Garden Scheme, […]

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