Dahlias

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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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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Farewell to the summer of 2018

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  As the sun sets on August, what will be my abiding memories of summer 2018? It goes without saying that the heat and […]

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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: 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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