Dahlias

Hurrah! the Ides of March

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Our garden is at its lowest ebb from early February until the Ides of March, on the 15th of the month. Battered by gales […]

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A Year of Plotting

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January 2020 After waiting only four months, we got the news that we had reached the top of the allotment waiting list: if we […]

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BITTERSWEET MEMORIES OF 2020

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The year 2020. Where to begin? It’s tempting to dive straight into the obvious negatives – and let’s face it that would be rich […]

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Whatever the Weather

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Since the end of August the garden has taken one battering after another. In Broadstairs we have experienced gales from every point on the […]

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Glut Instinct

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“Growing your own produce is great if you want no food, then 400 tomatoes, then nothing, then 120 cucumbers, then nothing, then 3 carrots that […]

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Dazzling Dahlias

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As you know, we both adore dahlias: sadly they don’t adore our garden. Dahlias appreciate a little elbow room and plenty of sunshine to […]

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And So It Begins…

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It is official, we won’t go hungry this summer! Harvesting on the allotment has well and truly begun, especially the crop of courgettes, and […]

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The Plot Thickens…

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I have been meaning to write an update on the allotment for a little while now. While reading the previous chapter, I am wondering […]

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Hello from The Beau

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Dan, in a moment of madness, has decided that he would like me to contribute now and again to his Frustrated Gardener blog. As […]

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Dixter Addiction

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I’d missed one too many plant fairs at Great Dixter, so I was not about to forgo another. We made plans, reorganised others, kept […]

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Plants In Detail – Dahlia ‘Akita’

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One aspect of gardening in a small space that I enjoy most is that no detail goes unnoticed. Whilst this counts equally for annoying […]

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New Plants At The Watch House: August 2019

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Both gardens were overflowing with plants long before August arrived. There was a point at which getting from the garden gate to the front […]

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