Planting Design

How To Enjoy Your Garden In June

Reading time 33 minutes

June is the most quintessentially English month. Country gardens are brimming with hollyhocks, lupins, delphiniums, peonies, irises and, of course, roses. Here’s how to get the most enjoyment from your garden this month.

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RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 – The Boodles Travel Garden

Reading time 9 minutes

There were some sensational gardens at Chelsea this year but my personal Best in Show award goes to The Boodles Travel Garden – Around the World in 16 Days, designed by Tom Hoblyn. Read on to find out why ….

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Summer Containers – Four Recipes for Success

Reading time 19 minutes

Planting in containers is one of the most fun and rewarding activities one can do in the garden. Here are four examples to inspire your next summer container planting project.

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The Watch House NGS Open Weekend 2019

Reading time 11 minutes

And relax! After several weeks of intensive preparation, another National Gardens Scheme open weekend lies behind us. Rather like Christmas there’s an almighty build-up […]

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Delos Reimagined

Reading time 10 minutes

I imagine I have a lot to deal with at The Watch House, but being the custodian of a large, historic garden is a […]

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The Diary of a Plant Addict

Reading time 17 minutes

If my blog did not already have a title, ‘The Diary of a Plant Addict’ would be a strong candidate. I’ve had the most […]

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Chelsea Calling

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Regular readers of The Frustrated Gardener might have noticed the absence of posts about the Chelsea Flower Show so far this year. There’s a […]

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Homeward Bound

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Before I left England for my trip to India and China I took the bold decision not to attempt blogging whilst I was away. […]

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