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Your Garden In September

Reading time 33 minutes

I’ve come to love September almost as much as May. It’s a month of gentle transition, bidding farewell to summer and ushering in autumn. Here’s what your can be doing in your garden this month ….

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Surviving The Long, Hot Summer

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This time next year we’ll probably be moaning about the cold and wet. Meanwhile it’s clear that UK gardens and gardeners are ill-equipped to cope with extended, hot summers. Here’s how we’ve coped in Broadstairs.

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Your Garden In August

Reading time 34 minutes

August is a watershed month, a moment when our gardens reach their peak volume and visual strength before evaporating into the soft airiness of autumn. The name of the game is prolonging the summer display for as long as possible.

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All Hail The Tromboncino!

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Are you bored of your courgettes being blighted by mildew? Are you receptive to the simple amusement of a provocatively proportioned vegetable? Then tromboncinos are for you!

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Catching Up

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It dawned on me the other day that I’d written nothing about our garden and allotment for several months. This is me, making amends!

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Your Garden In July

Reading time 32 minutes

With July comes the start of summer proper. All hints of spring are now banished, replaced by stronger, brighter colours and a sense of established luxuriance. Savour the moment and prepare for the busy months that lie ahead.

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In June

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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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Time Out At Trengwainton

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How time flies! I was just contemplating whether or not it was too soon to write another post about one of my favourite Cornish […]

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How To Enjoy Your Garden In April

Reading time 31 minutes

April is one of the most joyful and uplifting months in the garden. Days are longer, temperatures are increasing steadily and it finally feels […]

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How to Grow Dahlias – A Simple Guide

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The Frustrated Gardener is very much a team effort. Whilst it’s usually me pounding the keyboard, from time to time my partner John, otherwise […]

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