Our Coastal Garden

Stars of the Solstice

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The winter solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year, this year falling on Sunday December 21st. The Earth’s axis tilts the […]

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First Timers

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The longer one has to wait for something (apart from death, visits from the mother-in-law and tax return forms) the more exciting it is when it […]

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The Watch House NGS Open Weekend 2014

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It was about this time last year when our friend Beth began twisting our arm to open for the National Gardens Scheme. We took […]

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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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The Heat Is On

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I love a bit of sun as much as the next man, but when the mercury rises above 25 degrees I am not at […]

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The Watch House Awaits….

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In just less than two weeks, we open our garden at The Watch House in Broadstairs for the National Gardens Scheme. It has not been […]

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For the lucky few – journalists, celebrities and royalty – the Chelsea Flower Show starts today. The rest of must wait until 8am tomorrow […]

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Easter Excess

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Unlike our London garden, which is having an unscheduled green moment, our coastal garden is a riot of colour this Easter. For the first time this […]

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Daily Flower Candy – Tulipa ‘Czar Peter’

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I’ve been to Sissinghurst today, so am spoilt for choice when it comes to spring sweeties to feature as flower candy. Sorry to disappoint, but […]

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Three New Projects

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In my current job, holidays are pretty much an impossibility between October and the end of March. The plus side to the inevitable fatigue […]

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