Our Coastal Garden

Action Stations!

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One can be excused for inactivity during January – after all, Christmas is exhausting – but with the arrival of February the garden begins […]

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A Capricious January

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This winter’s weather is turning out to be a bit of tease. We experience a short spell of cold, then it’s back to mild […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 11

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December 11th: Evergreen My garden goes into limbo during December. It’s trapped somewhere between autumn and winter, quivering in a chilled green aspic. All […]

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Autumn Spice

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The problem with owning a garden dominated by evergreens and tropicals is that I don’t really get to experience autumn colour at home. My […]

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Last Vestiges

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  I returned from China to a garden clinging valiantly on to the glories of summer. It was a heart-warming homecoming, but the gift […]

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An Extraordinary Autumn

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There comes a moment every autumn when I leave home and return again under the cover of darkness. Since I have been living full […]

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Plant Profile: Solenostemon ‘Henna’

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  My garden is so jam-packed with plants by early autumn that I can barely move around outside. Far from holding plants back, a […]

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How to Grow Ornamental Gingers in UK Gardens

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  Ornamental gingers – we’ve admired them whilst on holiday in tropical countries, or seen them curated in the glasshouses of botanical gardens, but […]

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TALES FROM THE GIN & TONIC GARDEN, Part II

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It’s almost 15 months since the Gin & Tonic Garden first came into being. My compact, 20ft x 20ft courtyard is still occasionally referred […]

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Plant Profile: Passiflora ‘Snow Queen’

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  I purchase the majority of my plants on a whim. Hands up, it’s one of my greatest weaknesses, not to mention greatest expenses. […]

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Plant Profile: Dahlia ‘Nicholas’

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  I should have predicted it. I take a holiday, I unwind (sort of), and up creeps the dreaded tonsillitis. It happens every time, […]

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